The role of low-dose total body irradiation in treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a new look at an old method.

  • Akmal Safwat
  • Published 2000 in
    Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the…
The use of low-dose total body irradiation (LTBI) in treatment of lymphomatous malignancies dates back to the 1920s. The usual practice was to give very low individual TBI fraction sizes (0.1-0. 25 Gy) several times a week to a total dose of 1.5-2 Gy. Despite this very low total dose, LTBI could induce long term remissions and was always as effective as the… CONTINUE READING