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What does IRT stand for?

IRT stands for Internal Radiation Therapy


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About Selective Internal Radiation Therapy using SIR-Spheres microspheres Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), also known as radioembolization, is a proven technology for inoperable liver cancer that delivers doses of radiation directly to the site of tumors.
External radiation therapy uses a machine outside the body to send radiation towards the cancer and internal radiation therapy [Brachytherapy], which uses a radioactive substance sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters that are placed directly into or near the cancer.
The symposium, titled "Y-90 Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Liver Metastases," is designed to educate Surgical Oncologists about the latest data and role of SIR-Spheres([R]) microspheres, the only fully FDA PMA-approved microsphere radiation therapy for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.