Medical Sector

Techniques

Radiotherapy

Radiation therapy is the use of ionising radiation such as high energy photons or particles to treat patients with cancer and occasionally non-malignant conditions

Radiation therapy is an effective way to treat many kinds of cancers in almost any part of the body

More than half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation

Nuclear Medicine

This is a medical specialty that uses radioactive materials to both diagnose the body and treat disease;

Documents organ function and structure;

Uses relatively small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat which are substances that are localized in specific organs, bones, or tissues;

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology -  X-Ray

Provides static (radiographic) images using either x-ray film and intensifying screens or digital image receptors;

May be used to examine most parts of the body such as the chest, abdomen, pelvis, head, spine, extremities etc.;

Radiation Sources

Radiation Therapy

  • Superficial
  • Othovoltage
  • Teletherapy Co-60
  • Teletheapy LINAC
  • Brachytherapy
  • Brachytherapy – afterloading Cs-137, Ir-192
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Technetium-99m (99mTc) used for diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures
  • Iodine-131 (131I) used for therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures
  • Gamma Camera (equipment)

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

  • Conventional X-ray Machine
  • Mammography Machine
  • Fluoroscopy Machine
  • Mobile X-ray Machine
  • CT Scan
  • Dental radiography
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