External radiation therapy for thyroid disease

Naoyuki Shigematsu, Youhei Oku, Etsuo Kunieda, Atsushi Kubo, Hiroshi Takami

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The external beam irradiation plays a very important role in the treatment of some thyroid diseases, such as primary cancers (papillary, follicular, medullary and anaplastic), malignant lymphoma and bone metastasis. The treatment policies, the irradiation techniques and the treatment results of these diseases are described from our experiences and the literature. The recent improvements of irradiation techniques are also explained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2053-2060
Number of pages8
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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