External beam radiation therapy

External beam radiation therapy [EBRT] is a type of radiation therapy that uses one or more beams to deliver high energy x-rays to a cancerous tumour.


What is external beam radiation therapy?

External beam radiation therapy [EBRT] is a type of radiation therapy that uses one or more beams to deliver high energy x-rays to a cancerous tumour.

This is achieved using equipment called a Linear Accelerator, which directs the beams specifically into the tumour while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.

Types of external beam radiation therapy

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