Particle therapy

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

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:

Radiation therapy
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Article information

rID: 67518
System: Oncology
Section: Physics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hadronic therapy

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