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linear accelerator

also called a linac. A machine used to create high-energy radiation beams for use in external-beam radiation therapy to treat cancer. See also external-beam radiation therapy.

External beam radiation

... of radiation is most often given by machines called linear accelerators (linacs). ...
that's much like this uses a movable linear accelerator controlled by ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-how-is-radiation-given-external-beam-rad

Radiation Therapy Principles

... of radiation is most often given by machines called linear accelerators (linacs). ...
that's much like this uses a movable linear accelerator controlled by ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003019-pdf.pdf

External radiation therapy

... External radiation therapy is usually given with a machine called a linear
accelerator (often called a “linac” for short), which is described below. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-external-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for kidney cancer | American Cancer ...

... The second technique uses a movable linear accelerator (a machine that
produces x-ray beams) that is controlled by a computer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/detailedguide/kidney-cancer-adult-treating-radiation

Types of radiation used to treat cancer

... This comes from radioactive sources such as cobalt, cesium, or a
machine called a linear accelerator (or linac, for short). ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-types-of-radiation

Glossary

... Linear accelerator (lin-ee-uhr ak-SELL-er-a-ter): a machine that creates
high-energy radiation to treat cancers using electricity to form a beam of fast ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/understandingradiationtherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-radiation-therapy-glossary

Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer

... with colorectal cancer. The radiation is focused on the cancer from a
machine outside the body called a linear accelerator. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Radiation therapy for melanoma skin cancer

... In another version, a linear accelerator (a machine that creates radiation) that
is controlled by a computer moves around the head to deliver ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy

Evolution of cancer treatments: Radiation

... The linear accelerator, or special machines such as the Gamma Knife
or CyberKnife, can be used to deliver this treatment. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/thehistoryofcancer/the-history-of-cancer-cancer-treatment-radiation

Radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal cancer

... Another approach uses a movable linear accelerator (a machine that
creates radiation) that is controlled by a computer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-treating-radiation-therapy