teletherapy


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teletherapy

 [tel″ĕ-ther´ah-pe]
treatment in which the source of the therapeutic agent (such as radiation) is at a distance from the body.

tel·e·ther·a·py

(tel'ĕ-thār'ă-pē),
Radiation therapy administered with the source at a distance from the body. Compare: interstitial therapy.
Synonym(s): teleroentgentherapy
[G. tēle, distant, + therapeia, treatment]

teletherapy

/tele·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) treatment in which the source of the therapeutic agent, e.g., radiation, is at a distance from the body.

teletherapy

[tel′əther′əpē]
Etymology: Gk, tele + therapeia, treatment
radiation therapy administered by a machine that is positioned at some distance from the patient. Typically a teletherapy unit can rotate around a patient, thus allowing the use of multiple beams that intersect at the tumor and lowering the dose to surrounding normal tissue.

tel·e·ther·a·py

(tel'ĕ-thār'ă-pē)
Radiation therapy administered with the source at a distance from the body.
[G. tēle, distant, + therapeia, treatment]

teletherapy

treatment in which the source of the therapeutic agent, e.g. radiation, is at a distance from the body. Called also external beam radiotherapy.
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