Small animal radiotherapy research platforms

@article{Verhaegen2011SmallAR,
  title={Small animal radiotherapy research platforms},
  author={Frank Verhaegen and Patrick V Granton and Erik Tryggestad},
  journal={Physics in Medicine \& Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={R55 - R83}
}
Advances in conformal radiation therapy and advancements in pre-clinical radiotherapy research have recently stimulated the development of precise micro-irradiators for small animals such as mice and rats. These devices are often kilovolt x-ray radiation sources combined with high-resolution CT imaging equipment for image guidance, as the latter allows precise and accurate beam positioning. This is similar to modern human radiotherapy practice. These devices are considered a major step forward… 

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