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Particle therapy

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 15 Apr 2019

Particle therapy (also known as hadronic therapy) is the generic term used for any type of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) employing high-energy particles. Currently proton therapy accounts for most of this type of EBRT. Although strictly a form of particle therapy, electron therapy is usually counted as a separate modality.  

Types of particle therapy include:

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