What is external beam radiotherapy (EBRT)?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Isamettin Andrew Aral, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) remains one of the primary treatment modalities for patients with localized or locally advanced prostate cancer. It is commonly used in the treatment of patients who have a greater likelihood of non–organ-confined disease.

The image below depicts an EBRT unit.

Unit used to deliver conventional external beam ra Unit used to deliver conventional external beam radiotherapy.

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