IORT: The Little Linacs that Pack a Powerful Punch


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By Cheryl S Turner, EdD, RT, (R)(T), Cheryl S Turner, and RT. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! 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 short times, can now be used directly in the operating room. IORT, adopted worldwide, is an effective, safe method for the local control of cancers, reducing the risk of regrowth. (SIT, 2018). After this podcast episode, you should be able to: Describe the process of treating with IORT or Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Understand the basic differences between kv and electron IORT Discuss various pathologies treated with IORT Explain the team approach associated with IORT Keywords: radiation therapy, treatment planning, oncology, surgery, nuclear medicine, PET/CT, breast cancer References:

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