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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In parallel with development of the proton beam cancer treatment system, a component of the "Advanced Radiation Therapy Project Real-time Tumor-tracking with Molecular Imaging Technique," Kyoto University Professor Masahiro Hiraoka, who collaborated in the proposal for this national project, is developing a tracking-image X-ray therapy system that tracks and irradiates tumors, as part of his activities in the X-ray therapy field.
The X-ray therapy, conducted on a small number of rats whose spinal cords were partially or completely severed, has generated both interest and skepticism among scientists.
And women with cancer are sometimes given oestrogen-supressing drugs, chemotherapy and X-ray therapy that will cause irritation and pain.