Radiotherapy in inflammatory diseases
Removing pain or mobility impairment in certain diseases is now possible without medication.
Radiation at very low doses, up to 100 times lower than that used for cancer treatment, has an anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effect that reduces symptoms such as:
- Mobility or function alterations that occur in certain diseases.
that occur in certain diseases.
Improvements in the current systems with which radiation is administered have made it possible to reopen a field within radiotherapy, which is the use of radiation for the treatment of benign diseases.
The possibility of using radiation today goes hand in hand with a very significant decrease in side effects, thanks to the fact that nowadays:
- We can define very precisely, by means of imaging techniques – such as MRI or CT – where we should act with radiation.
- Because of the enormous precision with which radiation can nowadays be administered, thanks to image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
In this regard, two European institutions such as the GCG-BD (German Cooperative Group on Radiotherapy for Bening Diseases), in Germany in 2014, and The Royal College of Radiologists, UK in 2015, have published Consensus and treatment guidelines for the use of radiotherapy in benign diseases.
iTAcC has opened a line of work that precisely follows European recommendations for the treatment of some benign diseases, using the highest quality standards that ensure precision in the administration of irradiation at very low doses compared to those used in other pathologies:
Benign inflammatory diseases benefiting from radiotherapy
The diseases that benefit from the use of these treatments are:
- Dupuytren and Ledderhose (plantar fibromatosis) – Rheumatologists, physiotherapists and traumatologists.
- Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs – Physiotherapists and traumatologists.
- Heterotopic ossification of the hip – Traumatologists.
- Vertebral haemangiomas – Traumatologists.
- Knee, hip, shoulder arthrosis – Rheumatologists, Geriatricians.
- Tendinitis, bursitis (epicondylitis, scapulohumeral periarthritis, epitrocleitis) – Traumatologists, rheumatologists, physiotherapists.
- Frozen shoulder – Traumatologists, rheumatologists, physiotherapists.
- Graves’ disease – Ophthalmologists, endocrinologists.
- Macular degeneration (AMD) – Ophthalmologists, geriatricians.
- Keloids – Dermatologists, plastic surgeons.
- Psoriasis – Dermatologists.
- ALS sialorrhoea – Neurologists
- Gynecomastia and mastodynia.