Descriptor English: Hemibody Irradiation
Descriptor Spanish: Irradiación de Hemicuerpo
Descriptor Portuguese: Irradiação Hemicorpórea
Descriptor French: Irradiation hémicorporelle
Entry term(s): IHC (Irradiation Hémicorporelle)
Irradiation de l'hémicorps
Irradiation hémicorporelle séquentielle
Tree number(s): E02.815.270
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Irradiation of one half or both halves of the body in the treatment of disseminated cancer or widespread metastases. It is used to treat diffuse metastases in one session as opposed to multiple fields over an extended period. The more frequent treatment modalities are upper hemibody irradiation (UHBI) or lower hemibody irradiation (LHBI). Less common is mid-body irradiation (MBI). In the treatment of both halves of the body sequentially, hemibody irradiation permits radiotherapy of the whole body with larger doses of radiation than could be accomplished with WHOLE-BODY IRRADIATION. It is sometimes called "systemic" hemibody irradiation with reference to its use in widespread cancer or metastases. (P. Rubin et al. Cancer, Vol 55, p2210, 1985)
Annotation: in radiother coord IM with disease /radiother (IM); for hemibody irrad experiments, see note on WHOLE-BODY IRRADIATION; DF: HEMIBODY IRRAD
Allowable Qualifiers: AE effets indésirables
CL classification
EC économie
ES éthique
HI histoire
IS instrumentation
MO mortalité
MT méthodes
NU soins infirmiers
PX psychologie
SN statistiques et données numériques
ST normes
TD tendances
VE médecine vétérinaire
Related: Irradiation corporelle totale MeSH
DeCS ID: 31419
Unique ID: D017619
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Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Irradiation hémicorporelle - Preferred
Concept UI M0026690
Preferred term Irradiation hémicorporelle
Entry term(s) IHC (Irradiation Hémicorporelle)
Irradiation de l'hémicorps
Irradiation hémicorporelle séquentielle

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