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Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
Stereotactic radiation treatment is external radiation therapy that uses a rigid frame attached to the skull to aim high-dose radiation beams directly at the tumors, causing less damage to nearby healthy tissue. It is also called stereotactic external-beam radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotaxic radiosurgery. This procedure does not involve any actual surgery.
Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
Proton beam radiation therapy is a form of external radiation therapy that treats the retinoblastoma using protons made by a special machine. A proton is a type of high-energy radiation that is different from an x-ray.
Plaque Radiotherapy
In plaque radiotherapy (a form of internal radiation therapy), radioactive seeds are attached to one side of a disk, called a plaque, and then placed directly on the outside wall of the eye near the tumor. The side of the plaque with the seeds on it faces the eyeball, aiming radiation at the tumor. The plaque helps protect other nearby tissue from the radiation.
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