The history of radiotherapy



The progress of radiotherapy, from its beginning to the present day, is associated with the goal of high accuracy of dose delivery to the tumor to obtain the greatest effect with minimal toxicity. The development of radiobiology has determined the possibility of selecting optimal schedules taking into account the radiobiological features of tumors. The successes of modern radiotherapy are based on the efforts of many scientists, physicists and physicians. The article describes the most significant events in the history of establishment of modern technologies of external and contact radiotherapy.