radiation brachytherapy

A type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor. Also called brachytherapy, internal radiation therapy, and implant radiation therapy.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Radiation therapy — Radiation (medicine) redirects here. It is not to be confused with Radiation (pain) or Radiology. Radiation therapy Intervention ICD 10 PCS D ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • brachytherapy — A type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor. Also called radiation brachytherapy, internal radiation therapy, and implant radiation therapy …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Brachytherapy — (from the Greek brachy , meaning short ), also known as sealed source radiotherapy or endocurietherapy, is a form of radiotherapy where a radioactive source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. Brachytherapy is commonly used… …   Wikipedia

  • Brachytherapy — Radiation treatment given by placing radioactive material directly in or near the target, which is often a tumor. Brachytherapy for prostate cancer, for example, is also called interstitial radiation therapy or seed implantation. In brachytherapy …   Medical dictionary

  • Radiation poisoning — Radiation poisoning, also called radiation sickness or a creeping dose , is a form of damage to organ tissue due to excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. The term is generally used to refer to acute problems caused by a large dosage of… …   Wikipedia

  • Radiation oncologist — A radiation oncologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of cancer patients, using radiation as the main modality of treatment. Radiation can be given as a curative modality, either alone or in combination with surgery and/or… …   Wikipedia

  • brachytherapy — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1954 radiotherapy in which the source of radiation is placed (as by implantation) in or close to the area being treated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brachytherapy — n. radiotherapy in which the radioactive material or the source of radiation is placed directly into or close to the body or tumor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brachytherapy — /brækiˈθɛrəpi/ (say brakee theruhpee) noun a form of radiation treatment in which tiny pellets of radioactive material are implanted directly into the organ or tissues affected by the tumour; used for a range of cancers including those of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • brachytherapy — ˌbrakēˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary brachy + therapy : radiotherapy in which the source of radiation is placed (as by implantation) in or close to the area being treated …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.