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Duodecim. 2013;129(7):721-9.

[Application of image guided radiation therapy].

[Article in Finnish]

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  • 1HUS, syöpätautien klinikka.


The application of different imaging techniques in the planning of and during radiation therapy enables a precise definition of the target region and healthy tissue. New three-dimensional radiotherapy techniques and advanced radiation equipment enable precise implementation of the desired dose of radiation to the treatment region. By using different imaging techniques, a higher treatment dose to the tumor region is enabled with simultaneous protection of healthy tissue structures. The likelihood of mistakes between the treatment plan and its implementation can also be reduced. Accordingly, the aim of image guided radiation therapy is to improve treatment results and at the same time reduce treatment-related side effects.

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