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Conformal radiotherapy

Conformal radiotherapy: This refers to the use of modern linear accelerators to deliver the external beam radiotherapy that possess an extra feature called multi-leaf collimation. This extra facility allows the more accurate shaping of the radiation beam to the contours of the patient's tumour and has allowed the treating doctor to increase the delivered dose in some diseases that are routinely treated by radical radiotherapy (e.g. carcinoma of the prostate) - see figure in carcinoma of prostate section.

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