Synchrotron radiation in cancer treatments and diagnostics: An overview

Silvia Gil, Manuel Fernández, Yolanda Prezado, Alberto Biete, Alberto Bravin, Manel Sabés

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During the last 30 years many groups have carried out experiments and trials to develop new imaging and radiotherapy techniques in oncology, based on the use of synchrotron X-rays. There are several synchrotron biomedical stations around the world, which offer an excellent platform to improve either the imaging diagnosis or radiotherapy treatment for different tumour types. In the coming months the first radiotherapy clinical trials will be seen at the Biomedical Beamline at the ESRF synchrotron in Grenoble (France). In this article we highlight the results of some of the techniques and strategies that have been developed at different biomedical synchrotron stations. © 2011 Feseo.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-720
JournalClinical and Translational Oncology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011


  • Imaging
  • Radiotherapy
  • Synchrotron


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