Expand your Veterinary Practice with Radiation Therapy
Find out how you can implement cost-effective radiation treatment in your practice quickly and easily.
Use Radiation Therapy in Cancer Treatment
For nearly 30 years, veterinary practices have been using radiation as an important modality to treat cancer and reduce symptoms in companion animals. In certain tumors, the goal of using radiation therapy is to eliminate any cancer cells that may remain following surgery. Radiation therapy is typically used in conjunction with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and other targeted therapies, for both curative and palliative purposes. Although the standard of care is intensity-modulated radiation therapy delivered with a linear accelerator, these treatments are very expensive. Low-energy orthovoltage treatments offer similar outcomes at a fraction of the cost.
Treat Arthritis and Ease Pain
Many animals suffer from arthritis and joint pain – in particular, some estimates suggest up to 20% of dogs experience these conditions and a reduced quality of life. Although there are surgical and pharmaceutical options to treat these conditions, experimental studies have shown that radiation can decrease joint inflammation. One study demonstrated that a single low dose of radiation therapy (10 Gray) may have a short-term benefit in dogs with elbow osteoarthritis. This is similar to the evidence supporting the use of radiation therapy in horses with orthopedic disease.
Xstrahl 300 at Eiffelvet in France
Veterinary Medicine Webcasts
SRT in Small & Exotic Animal Oncology
Dr. Rodney Ayl from Paragon Veterinary Referrals discussed the role of low-energy x-ray radiotherapy, as an important and cost effective treatment for skin cancer, dermatological disorders, certain types of benign disease, and some palliative care in small animal medicine.
Expand Oncology in Your Vet Practice with Orthovoltage RT
Dr. Olivier Keravel from Eiffelvet in France described his use of the Xstrahl 300 system in his oncology referral center practice. His presentation describes the reasons for choosing orthovoltage radiotherapy, the clinical indications treated routinely at Eiffeltvet, and the different protocols used in terms of dose and scheduling.
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Retrospective Study of Orthovoltage Radiation Therapy for Nasal Tumors in 42 Dogs
Radiation therapy for oral melanoma in dogs: A retrospective study