What is hypofractionated radiotherapy?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Isamettin Andrew Aral, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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In this form of therapy, radiation is delivered from an accelerator, with the equipment mounted to a computer-guided robotic arm; because the machine is capable of treating the target at angles that are not possible with conventional rotation-based equipment, it yields the theoretical advantage of conforming the dose more closely to the target organ’s shape


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