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Superficial Radiotherapy: A Brief Introduction

Superficial radiotherapy (SRT) is a type of radiation therapy that uses low-energy X-rays to treat skin conditions. It is called “superficial” because the radiation only penetrates the top layer of the skin, which makes it an effective treatment for skin cancers and other skin conditions that are located on or near the surface of the […]

SRT Effectively Addresses NMSC, Keloids

Superficial radiation therapy (SRT) greatly reduces keloid recurrence rates and, for keratinocytic skin cancers, provides short-term cure rates similar to those in previous SRT research and of surgical options including Mohs surgery, Brian Berman, MD, PhD, told Dermatology Times®.Using ultrasound-based image guidance may improve nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) out- comes, added Berman, Professor Emeritus of […]

JCAD Keloid Retrospective Study with SRT

Recently, a study was conducted on the efficacy of the treatment of keloid scarring using Superficial Radio Therapy and was printed in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology (JCAD) magazine. This study shows that when the surgical removal of keloids is followed by treatment with Superficial Radio Therapy, the chances of the keloid scarring […]

Advancing Keloid Treatment: A Novel Multimodal Approach to Ear Keloids

Michael E. Jones, MD,* Jennifer McLane, FNP,* Rachael Adenegan, FNP-C,* JoAnne Lee, PA-BC,*, and Christine A. Ganzer, PMHNP, PhD† BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Management of keloids of the pinna, in particular, those located in the helix and antihelix and lobule that occur as complications of ear piercing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of 49 patients treated with extralesional […]