What is Total Body Irradiation?

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Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Total Body Irradiation (TBI) is a form of radiation therapy used primarily as part of the preparation process for hematopoietic stem cell (or bone marrow) transplantation. In this setting, TBI is often given in combination with high-dose chemotherapy to destroy or suppress the immune system.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Total Body Irradiation

Side effect Patients
Decreased respiratory function 1
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