photon beam radiation therapy

(FOH-ton beem RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of radiation therapy that uses x-rays or gamma rays that come from a special machine called a linear accelerator (linac). The radiation dose is delivered at the surface of the body and goes into the tumor and through the body. Photon beam radiation therapy is different from proton beam therapy.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "photon beam radiation therapy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "radioterapia con haz de fotón"

Tipo de radioterapia para la que se usan rayos X o rayos gamma que produce una máquina especial que se llama acelerador linear (linac). La dosis de radiación se dirige hacia la superficie del cuerpo, penetra el tumor y recorre todo cuerpo. La radioterapia con haz de fotón es diferente de la radioterapia con haz de protón.