Posts Tagged "oncology"

PET, CT, MRI: Oh My!

  Sep 23rd, 2018   -     0.5 CE Credit   -  

(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/pet-ct-mri-oh-my Multimodality imaging such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) plays an important role in accurately identifying both normal tissues and those that have become diseased. CT images are generally used for diagnosis, evaluation, and radiation therapy treatment planning. However, MRI images […]

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Painting with a Purpose: Immobilization and Masks for Pediatric Patients

  Aug 27th, 2018   -     0.5 CE Credit   -  

(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/painting-with-a-purpose-immobilization-and-masks-for-pediatric-patients Careful treatment planning and dose calculation, when combined with effective and comfortable patient positioning and immobilization, may improve the probability of tumor control. Advances in radiation therapy equipment have had a significant impact on the accuracy of dose calculation and delivery. However, actual patient repositioning and immobilization, which […]

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IORT: The Little Linacs that Pack a Powerful Punch

  May 29th, 2018   -     0.5 CE Credit   -  

(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ!https://rad-cast.com/iort-the-little-linacs-that-pack-a-powerful-punch/ IORT (Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy) involves the administration of a single dose of radiation during surgery, to eliminate any cancer tissue the surgeon is unable to remove. Thanks to mobile linear accelerators, high-energy accelerated electron beams, which deliver a very uniform dose of radiation to the target tissue in extremely […]

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