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The use of intraoperative radiation therapy has evolved in time from treatment that required significant shielding and set up costs to a more accessible tool to aid in treatment of cancer. In this series we will present the radiobiology and physics of how intraoperative radiotherapy provides therapeutic advantage in providing a large dose to a target while minimizing toxicity to normal surrounding tissues. We will also provide a frame work for how IORT has been used in various malignancies from head and neck cancer, breast cancer, pelvic cancers and for palliation.
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