Intraoperative irradiation: current and future status.


Journal Article (Review)

Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) in its broadest sense refers to the delivery of irradiation at the time of an operation. This article will discusses the rationale for and results of both intraoperative electron radiation therapy and intraoperative high dose rate brachytherapy when used in conjunction with surgical exploration and resection and external beam radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Both IORT methods evolved with similar philosophies as an attempt to achieve higher effective doses of irradiation while dose limiting structures are surgically displaced.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gunderson, LL; Willett, CG; Harrison, LB; Petersen, IA; Haddock, MG

Published Date

  • December 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 715 - 731

PubMed ID

  • 9422267

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9422267

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0093-7754


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States