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2012-05-14 09:34:37

Respiratory movement during radiotherapy makes it difficult to hit the right treatment target and this in turn can lead to an under-dose of radiation to the tumor, or a potentially toxic over-dose to the surrounding healthy tissue. Getting this right is a real challenge for the radiotherapist, but new techniques are helping to deliver the correct dose to the right place, the 31st conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO 31) will hear today (Saturday). Dr....

2012-05-13 23:00:53

The Radiotherapy Equipment Market is expected to grow beyond USD 5 billion in another 5 to 7 years with a double digit CAGR. EBRT will continue to hold the major share in this market fuelled by ever increasing patient pool eligible for radiation therapy. (PRWEB) May 13, 2012 About half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy sometime during the course of their treatment. Conventional radiotherapy equipment like X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles comprises of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'