A Mobetron, or mobile electron therapy unit, is a device for administering single intraoperative doses of radiation to a patient undergoing tumor excision.
A mobetron weighs approximately one eighth of the weight of a conventional electron linear accelerator and can be fitted into any operating theater, requiring no room shielding.
After the surgical team has completed excision of all visible positive tissue, the Mobetron's applicator is placed within the surgical site as close as possible to the suspected microscopic cancerous tissue to be treated.
Mobetron administered electron beam therapy may be considered to be a form of radical curative treatment.
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