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How do doctors stop the radiation therapy from bouncing around inside your body and hitting other organs?
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: They account for it
Scatter radiation can and does occur, it can be as high as 10-15% of the delivered dose.
That scatter must be accounted for in the planning and is mapped in a device called the dose-volume histogram.

In brief: They account for it
Scatter radiation can and does occur, it can be as high as 10-15% of the delivered dose.
That scatter must be accounted for in the planning and is mapped in a device called the dose-volume histogram.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: They can't!
Scatter occurs. It is repaired 99.
999% this is why you are in the room alone..No need ti expose those that do not need to be reated. Radiation repair enzymes are ubiquitous and effective most of the time. This is not something to worry about, or there would be no success stories, and there are legion.

In brief: They can't!
Scatter occurs. It is repaired 99.
999% this is why you are in the room alone..No need ti expose those that do not need to be reated. Radiation repair enzymes are ubiquitous and effective most of the time. This is not something to worry about, or there would be no success stories, and there are legion.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Image guided
Excellent question.
Direct radiation is best delivered by image guidance, and tracking limit collateral damage. Your question is about scatter radiation ( radiation bouncing around inside the body); unfortunately, there is no good way of blocking or stopping scatter radiation in the body.

In brief: Image guided
Excellent question.
Direct radiation is best delivered by image guidance, and tracking limit collateral damage. Your question is about scatter radiation ( radiation bouncing around inside the body); unfortunately, there is no good way of blocking or stopping scatter radiation in the body.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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