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10 - Electron Beam Therapy - Lecture 10(Ch 14 Electron Beam...

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1 Electron Beam Therapy Tarun K. Podder, PhD, DABR Department of Radiation Oncology Brody School of Medicine Leo Jenkins Cancer Center East Carolina University February 10, 2011 Lecture # 10 (Ch. 14)
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2 Clinical Applications of Electron Beams Sharp drop-off dose beyond tumor - minimizing dose to deeper tissue Dose uniformity in the tumor/target Treatment of superficial tumors Skin and lip cancers Chest wall irradiation for breast cancer Boost dose to nodes Head and neck cancers Example clinical sites: Clinical Characteristics:
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3 Clinical Applications of Electron Beams Boost dose Portal Image
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