Brain Tumor Glossary of Terms
Easily explore the meaning of hundreds of medical terms or words, many directly used in brain tumor-related terminology.
- Radiation Oncologists
A doctor who specializes in using radiation to treat cancer.
- Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy)uses high-energy radiation from x-rays, neutrons, and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. It may come from a machine outside the body (external beam) or from materials that produce radiation that are placed in or near the tumor in the area where the cancer cells are found.
- Radionuclide brain scintigraphy
Views capillaries feeding the tumor after highlighting them with a radioactive substance.