The electromagnetic spectrum: current and future applications in oncology.

Author: Allison RR.
Affiliation: 21st Century Oncology, 801 WH Smith Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27834, USA.
Conference/Journal: Future Oncol.
Date published: 2013 May
Other: Volume ID: 9 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 657-67 , Special Notes: doi: 10.2217/fon.13.12 , Word Count: 79

The electromagnetic spectrum is composed of waves of various energies that interact with matter. When focused upon and directed at tumors, these energy sources can be employed as a means of lesion ablation. While the use of x-rays is widely known in this regard, a growing body of evidence shows that other members of this family can also achieve oncologic success. This article will review therapeutic application of the electromagnetic spectrum in current interventions and potential future applications.
PMID: 23647295