Radiation Pathology is a term which refers to the study of human tissues exposed to harmful ionizing radiations. Ionizing radiation can either mutate or genetically deform the cells and organs which can lead to various illnesses and diseases due to DNA damage, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis. Radiation therapy for cancer has side effects associated with them. The damage to the tissues caused by exposure to ionizing radiations is called Radiation Injury. Recently, therapies, where a patient’s own stem cells are being used to regenerate tissues, are considered since the procedure is easy. Radio Protectors, Surgical Treatment and Mitigators are also considered as options for treating radiation injury. The radiation dose for treatment of various diseases and cancer should be carefully considered and managed to prevent injury.
- Track 1-1 Types of Radiation
- Track 2-2 Radiation Toxicity and Implications
- Track 3-3 Radiation Esophagitis
- Track 4-4 Advances in the treatment of Radiation Injury