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ECLASS BASIC 13.0 (en)
Classification: 34560000 [ADI983007]
|Preferred name||34-56 Radiotherapy/tumor therapy|
|Definition||Radiotherapy is the medical specialty that deals with the medical use of ionizing radiation on living things, to cure disease or delay its progression. As the ionizing, high-energy rays primarily gamma radiation, X-rays, electron beams, neutrons, protons and heavy ions (often with carbon atoms) is used. Non-ionizing radiation such as microwaves and heat rays, light and UV therapy and treatment with ultrasonic waves are not associated with radiation therapy|