teletherapy

Radiotherapy using a source of ionizing radiation at some distance from the patient, typically tens of centimetres.

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  • teletherapy — |telə+ noun Etymology: tel (I) + therapy : the treatment of diseased tissue with high intensity radiation (as gamma rays from radioactive cobalt) * * * /tel euh ther euh pee/, n. 1. treatment in which the source of therapy is some distance from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • teletherapy — /tel euh ther euh pee/, n. 1. treatment in which the source of therapy is some distance from the body, as certain radiation therapies. 2. psychological counseling by telephone. [TELE 1 + THERAPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • teletherapy — Radiation therapy administered with the source at a distance from the body. Cf.:interstitial therapy. SYN: teleroentgentherapy. [G. tele, distant, + therapeia, treatment] * * * tele·ther·a·py .tel ə ther ə pē n, pl pies the treatment of diseased… …   Medical dictionary

  • teletherapy — tele·therapy …   English syllables

  • teletherapy — n. a form of radiotherapy in which penetrating radiation is directed at a patient from a distance. Originally radium was used as the radiation source; today artificial radioactive isotopes, such as cobalt 60, are used. See: linear accelerator …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • teletherapy —   n. medical treatment by telepathy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • telecobalt — Teletherapy using radioactive cobalt as the source …   Medical dictionary

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