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Therapeutic Radiology and Medical Physics

In case of therapeutic radiology, patient treatment is carried out by using ionising radiation.

Depending on the location of the source of ionising radiation in relation to patient’s body, radiation treatment can be arbitrarily divided into 3 big groups: external radiation (distance radiation therapy), internal radiation (brachytherapy) and therapeutic nuclear medicine.

In case of external radiation, the source is located at a certain distance from the patient, while in case of internal radiation, the source is temporarily placed inside patient’s body.

During the distance radiation therapy and brachytherapy patients do not become radioactive.

Nuclear medicine uses active isotopes which are injected into patient’s organism in the form of radio-pharmaceutical substance.

In therapeutic nuclear medicine, patients temporarily become radioactive.

Where to find?

In-patient Department “Latvian Oncology Centre”

Clinical Department of Nuclear Medicine

Clinical Department of Radiation Therapy

Department of Clinical Medical Physics and Dosimetry

Clinical Department of Nuclear Medicine

Reception desk of the Clinic of Therapeutic Radiology and Medical Physics

Clinical Department of Radiation Therapy

Clinic of Therapeutic Radiology and Medical Physics

Last update: 2014.08.07 - 11:24