publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Small animal radiotherapy research platforms

frank verhaegen;
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  • Published: 21 Jun 2011
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Advances in conformal radiation therapy and advancements in pre-clinical radiotherapy research have recently stimulated the development of precise micro-irradiators for small animals such as mice and rats. These devices are often kilovolt x-ray radiation sources combined with high-resolution CT imaging equipment for image guidance, as the latter allows precise and accurate beam positioning. This is similar to modern human radiotherapy practice. These devices are considered a major step forward compared to the current standard of animal experimentation in cancer radiobiology research. The availability of this novel equipment enables a wide variety of pre-clinical...
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free text keywords: Radiological and Ultrasound Technology, Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
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