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English translation: Radiotherapy / Gray

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Spanish term or phrase:RT / Gy
English translation:Radiotherapy / Gray
Entered by: Leliadoura
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07:51 Sep 15, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Spanish term or phrase: a plague of medical abbreviations 6
Note this doctor's mania for using abbreviations!!

Again, this Q will be divided up - it's just that I want to include as much as possible context. I already found some stuff, but it's included for orientation. Again thanks in advance.

Question 1
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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 16:07
Radiotherapy / Gy (Geigy units)
Explanation:
RT: radiotherapy again.
Gy is a measure (Geigy), the unit of radiation.
Fracc??? I don't know but I guess it means 30 gy in 10 days = 3 gy per day (fraccionado?)
Selected response from:

Leliadoura
Local time: 16:07
Grading comment
You gave me the lead I nneded. See this extract re. fracc:

. External beam radiotherapy was applied with TD of 45 Gy/22 fractions and intraluminal HDR brachytherapy was performed with 3 fractions of 7 Gy over 14 days.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1Radiotherapy / Gy (Geigy units)
Leliadoura


  

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Radiotherapy / Gy (Geigy units)


Explanation:
RT: radiotherapy again.
Gy is a measure (Geigy), the unit of radiation.
Fracc??? I don't know but I guess it means 30 gy in 10 days = 3 gy per day (fraccionado?)

Leliadoura
Local time: 16:07
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 499
Grading comment
You gave me the lead I nneded. See this extract re. fracc:

. External beam radiotherapy was applied with TD of 45 Gy/22 fractions and intraluminal HDR brachytherapy was performed with 3 fractions of 7 Gy over 14 days.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Genevieve Tournebize: Geigy is not a unit of Radiation
3 hrs
  -> I meant the units in which radiotherapy is measured and it is indeed Gray, made a mistake.
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