systemic radiation therapy

(sis-TEH-mik RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of radiation therapy in which a radioactive substance, such radioactive idoine or a radioactively labeled monoclonal antibody, is swallowed or injected into the body and travels through the blood, locating and killing tumor cells.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "systemic radiation therapy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "radiación sistémica"

Tipo de radioterapia para la cual se inyecta en la sangre una sustancia radiactiva (por ejemplo, un anticuerpo monoclonal marcado radiactivamente). Esta circula por el cuerpo y localiza y destruye las células tumorales.