Proton beam therapy for ocular tumors, hemangiomas, and macular degeneration

Record ID 32005000044
Authors' objectives:

Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a form of external radiotherapy in which positively charged subatomic particles (protons) are precisely targeted to a specific tissue mass using a sophisticated stereotactic treatment planning and delivery system. The goal of proton beam therapy is to deliver a higher target dose with lower normal tissue exposure than is possible with conventional photon irradiation, thereby improving local control of tumors and reducing acute and late complications.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Hemangioma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Protons
  • Eye Neoplasms
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: HAYES, Inc.
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