The contrasted radiology treatment makes use of high-energy radiation therapy for shrinking the tumors and killing cancer cells. The X-rays and Gamma rays along with other charged particles are variants of radiation that are used by a radiologist for treating cancer. The radiation oncology can be administered with the aid of an equipment that's external to the body called the beam radiation therapy or it may also be given from some radioactive material placed in close vicinity to the cancer cells present in the body which is termed as brachytherapy. About 50 percent of all cancer patients receive the contrasted radiology treatment at some point or the other during the course of their entire treatment. The radiation therapy is sometimes administered with curative intent meaning that the oncologist tries to cure cancer by eliminating tumour and by preventing its recurrence. In such instances, it is used with a combination of chemotherapy and other needful surgeries. It may also be given to a patient with palliative intent where it is directed towards relieving the suffering of the afflicted individual by controlling its symptoms. The contrasted radiology treatment can lead to both chronic as well as acute side effects on the basis of when they occur. For instance, the affected patient may suffer from some complications while receiving the treatment or he may also develop side effects after months or even years of treatment. The development of the side effects is dependent on the location of the treatment, the total amount of radiation received and the clinical condition of the patient.
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