X-ray phototherapy for canine brain masses

A. Norman, M. Ingram, R. G. Skillen, D. B. Freshwater, K. S. Iwamoto, T. Solberg

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Brain masses diagnosed in 47 pet dogs as tumors by CT scans, and confirmed in 12 dogs by necropsies, were injected with iodinated contrast media and treated by a modified CT scanner, the CTRx. Twenty-six dogs that received six or more weekly treatments of about 5.6 Gy per fraction, of which about 25% was contributed by radiation from the iodine, for a median total dose of 39 Gy, had a median survival of 230 days. This compares well with the 150 days reported for 25 dogs given 46-48 Gy of cobalt-60 radiation to the whole brain, and is significantly greater than the 6 to 13 days in untreated historic controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Oncology Investigations
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1997


  • Brain masses
  • Canine
  • X-ray therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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