Total Skin Electron Therapy
Washington Cancer Institute is one of the few centers in the country that provides a new type of treatment for Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, also known as mycosis fungoides.
Total skin electron therapy in Washington, D.C.
Rotational Total Skin Electron Therapy (RTSEI) and static Total Skin Electron Irradiation (TSEI) are advanced approaches to treating this skin disorders. During TSEI, a patient's entire skin is treated with low-energy electrons. This radiation penetrates very superficially, protecting internal organs and other structures.
Rotational total skin electron therapy: What to expect
The patient stands in a small treatment box as the machine revolves around the body to deliver radiation. Patients undergo TSEI on an outpatient basis, usually for three to four sessions per week for a few months. A typical treatment takes 30 minutes. Like all radiation treatment, TSEI is personalized based on each patient's condition.
For more information or appointments, please call 202-877-DOCS (3627).
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