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Radiotherapy for Head and Neck cancers-a review


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Author Details : R. Karthik, N. Mohan

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 18-27


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Abstract

Radiotherapy still remains an enigma in the treatment of Head and Neck cancers. Radiotherapy treatment planning of Head and Neck cancers pose a challenge due to its proximity to critical adjacent organs. This article briefs the various types, uses, techniques of Radiotherapy.

Keywords:
Radiotherapy, Van de Graff Generator, Linearaccelerator, Brachytherapy, Teletherapy.
Key Messages: Radiotherapy still remains an enigma in the treatment of Head and Neck cancers. Radiotherapy treatment planning of Head and Neck cancers pose a challenge due to its proximity to critical adjacent organs. This article briefs the evolution, various types, uses, techniques of Radiotherapy.

 

How to cite : Karthik R, Mohan N, Radiotherapy for Head and Neck cancers-a review. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2017;3(1):18-27

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