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UI Hospitals using new cancer radiation therapy


A new type of radiation therapy is now being used to treat cancer patients at University Hospitals in Iowa City, one of only three sites in the nation with the technology, reports Radio Iowa. The MR linac device uses real-time imaging to target cancer cells with high radiation doses. By delivering higher doses of radiation more precisely, physicist Dan Hyer said, cancer cells can be killed with great efficiency, meaning fewer visits are needed.

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