Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 26--30

Radiotherapy: An Update


Vikrant Kasat, Sunil Sahuji, Manjiri Joshi 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India

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Vikrant Kasat
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rural Dental College, Loni413736, Maharashtra
India

Radiotherapy is the art of using ionizing radiation to destroy malignant cells while minimizing damage to normal tissue. Radiotherapy has become a standard treatment option for a wide range of malignancies. Several new imaging techniques, both anatomical and functional are currently being evaluated as well as practiced for treatment planning of cancer. These recent developments have allowed radiation oncologists to escalate the dose of radiation delivered to tumors while minimizing the dose delivered to surrounding normal tissue. In this update, we attempt to pen down important aspects of radiotherapy.


How to cite this article:
Kasat V, Sahuji S, Joshi M. Radiotherapy: An Update.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2010;22:26-30


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Kasat V, Sahuji S, Joshi M. Radiotherapy: An Update. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 May 26 ];22:26-30
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