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TECHNICAL REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-78

Harnessing heat for diagnosis and therapy


Department of Radiation Oncology, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nagraj Gururaj Huilgol
Department of Radiation Oncology, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jrcr.jrcr_3_19

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Hyperthermia is an important adjunct to radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Heat includes in cellular organelle, cell membrane and vasculature. The changes can't be measured and imaged using magnetic resonance imaging. Currently, MRI thermometry is available while cellular and structural changes following heat for the purpose of diagnostics and prognostication needs further exploration. MRI- can be developed for theranostics.


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