Total-Body Irradiation—Role and Indications

@article{Heinzelmann2006TotalBodyIA,
  title={Total-Body Irradiation—Role and Indications},
  author={Frank Heinzelmann and Helmut Ottinger and C C Mueller and Sandra Allgaier and Christoph Faul and Michael Bamberg and PD Dr. Claus Belka},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={182},
  pages={222-230}
}
Total-body irradiation (TBI) is a key part of the conditioning regimen before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The exact role of TBI as part of the conditioning regimen is largely unclear. In order to determine the relevance of TBI, the status of TBI utilization was analyzed on the basis of a nationwide registry. 14,371 patients (1998–2002) documented in the German Stem Cell Transplantation Registry (DRST) were analyzed regarding TBI utilization prior to autologous or allogeneic… CONTINUE READING
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