Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy (also known as Proton Beam Radiation Therapy) is a type of radiation therapy that uses streams of protons (tiny particles with a positive charge) to kill tumour CELLS but not damage nearby TISSUES.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as Proton Beam Radiation Therapy

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY references in description Proton Therapy
Data Element CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY references in description Proton Therapy
Data Element CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY (REGISTRATION) references in description Proton Therapy
Attribute CLINICAL INTERVENTION TYPE references in description Proton Therapy
NHS Business Definition Proton Therapy references in description Proton Therapy
Attribute RADIOTHERAPY INTENT references in description Proton Therapy