Radiation Therapy Perhaps for Treatment of Covid-19
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3061-3071
AbstractCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a dangerous and rapidly spreading virus in the body infecting the mouth first, then infects the respiratory system leading to acute pneumonia, acute kidney failure, and other health issues. The aim of this study is to examine the usage of radiation therapy for the treatment of pneumonia to decrease the ratio of infected people with COVID-19. The proposed treatment of COVID-19 is conducted by using Radiation Therapy of a low dose (less than 5 Gray) for the treatment of pneumonia by precisely sending the radiation to the target of the affected lung. The procedure of radiosurgery is considered as a very sophisticated type of external radiation therapy. Radiation treatment is introduced to treat pneumonia by using modern methods (three-dimensional, IMRT, VMAT, and other methods). Radiation therapy is introduced to treat patients with COVID-19, which in turn decreases the death ratio of the infected people.
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