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  Radiosurgery



Radiosurgery

    A radiation therapy technique that uses a large number of narrow, precisely aimed, highly focused beams of ionising radiation. The beams are aimed from many directions circling the head and meet at a specific point.



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Radiopharmaceutical
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Radiosurgery

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