The authors report the results of a census among the Piedmont region radiation therapy departments during the period 1980-1991 concerning non antineoplastic radiotherapy. Eight out of eleven centers responded to the questionnaire. During the period considered 36480 patients were treated, with an annual mean of 4056; the number of treated patients varies from 1.2% to over 71.3% in the different centers when compared to the number of neoplastic patients. Arthrosis, osseous angioma, cheloides and verruca were the most treated diseases. Plesioroentgen therapy and roentgen therapy were normally employed; telecesium and telecobalt therapy were also used; only two centers used electron beams or brachytherapy. The doses of radiotherapy were not uniform; also patients' information and follow-up criteria were quite different in the various centers. The authors conclude with guidelines for future radiotherapy in benign diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution||Radiation treatment of the benign diseases: The results of a census among Piedmont region|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1996|
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