x-ray therapy


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x-ray ther·a·py

radiation therapy using x-rays; sometimes used ironically to refer to excessive use of diagnostic radiation.

x-ray therapy

n.
Medical treatment using controlled doses of x-ray radiation.

X-ray therapy

See RADIOTHERAPY.
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The X-ray therapy also seems to encourage growth of new axons across the injury site.
03 Contract Award Notice - Successful Supplier(s): Radiotherapy equipment installed at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, will reach the end of its recommended life-expectancy and is due for replacement under the Scottish Government~s Radiotherapy Capital Equipment Replacement Programme (CERP).This NHS Requirement included the provision for the purchase of the following Products:1 x Superficial X-Ray Therapy Unit.The implementation of the Products will be undertaken by the Contractor on a "turnkey" basis.An award has been made to one successful Contractor who will act in the role of Prime Contractor for supply of all Products and associated services to the Boards.
02 Contract Notice: Radiotherapy equipment installed at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, will reach the end of its recommended life-expectancy and is due for replacement under the Scottish Government~s Radiotherapy Capital Equipment Replacement Programme (CERP).This NHS Requirement includes the provision for the purchase of the following Products:1 x Superficial X-Ray Therapy Unit.The implementation of the Products will be undertaken by the Contractor on a "turnkey" basis.It is intended that an award will be made to one successful Contractor who will act in the role of Prime Contractor for supply of all Products and associated services to the Boards.
And women with cancer are sometimes given oestrogen-supressing drugs, chemotherapy and X-ray therapy that will cause irritation and pain.
It is a highly specialized treatment, with 23 proton therapy centers now operating in the U.S., compared to approximately 2,000 facilities offering X-ray therapy nationwide.
In order to offer convenient treatment procedures of kidney stones, manufacturers are focusing introducing non-invasive treatment procedures the healthcare professionals are increasingly using the ultrasound or x-ray therapy. Shock wave lithotripsy devices that use the ultrasound or x-ray technology in order to help the urologists locate stones in the kidney through the x-rays and break the ureteral stones in small fractions for convenient passage.
Radioisotopes have a wide range of application including nuclear medicine, X-ray therapy, sterilization of medical items and food, polymeric material strength improvement, quality control of metal products, industrial waste treatment, stimulation of crop and vegetable yield.