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Glossary: high-dose radiation, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

high-dose radiation

(hy-dose RAY-dee-AY-shun)

An amount of radiation that is greater than that given in typical radiation therapy. High-dose radiation is precisely directed at the tumor to avoid damaging healthy tissue, and may kill more cancer cells in fewer treatments. Also called HDR.

2005-08-24

2008-01-16