"Hemibody Irradiation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Irradiation of one half or both halves of the body in the treatment of disseminated cancer or widespread metastases. It is used to treat diffuse metastases in one session as opposed to multiple fields over an extended period. The more frequent treatment modalities are upper hemibody irradiation (UHBI) or lower hemibody irradiation (LHBI). Less common is mid-body irradiation (MBI). In the treatment of both halves of the body sequentially, hemibody irradiation permits radiotherapy of the whole body with larger doses of radiation than could be accomplished with WHOLE-BODY IRRADIATION. It is sometimes called "systemic" hemibody irradiation with reference to its use in widespread cancer or metastases. (P. Rubin et al. Cancer, Vol 55, p2210, 1985)
- Hemibody Irradiation
- Irradiation, Half-Body
- Irradiation, Half Body
- Sequential Hemibody Irradiation
- Hemibody Irradiation, Sequential
- Hemibody Irradiations, Sequential
- Irradiation, Sequential Hemibody
- Irradiations, Sequential Hemibody
- Sequential Hemibody Irradiations
- Hemi-Body Irradiation
- Hemi Body Irradiation
- Hemi-Body Irradiations
- Irradiation, Hemi-Body
- Irradiations, Hemi-Body
- Irradiation, Hemibody
- Hemibody Irradiations
- Irradiations, Hemibody
- Half-Body Irradiation
- Half Body Irradiation
- Half-Body Irradiations
- Irradiations, Half-Body
- Systemic Hemibody Irradiation
- Hemibody Irradiation, Systemic
- Hemibody Irradiations, Systemic
- Irradiation, Systemic Hemibody
- Irradiations, Systemic Hemibody
- Systemic Hemibody Irradiations
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