Definitions

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  • n. Radiotherapy using radioactive sources positioned within (or close to) the treatment volume.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek βραχύς (brakhys, "not far off") + therapy from Ancient Greek θεραπεία (therapeia, "attendance, treatment, healing, service"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The new process, which goes by the name brachytherapy, is a one-off treatment for macular degeneration.

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  • As a result, they can receive at least $30,000 and as much as $95,000 per patient for IMRT, compared with only about $1,500 to $7,000 for surgery or an older form of radiation known as brachytherapy, or radioactive "seeds," according to Daniella Perlroth, an academic research associate at Stanford University's Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research.

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  • That included 60 percent of the men who had their prostates removed, 42 percent who had regular radiation and 37 percent of the men who had radioactive seeds, also called brachytherapy.

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  • The other study was of partial radiation treatment, also called brachytherapy, involving a device temporarily implanted in the breast to deliver radiation to the tumor site.

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  • Short-range radiotherapy is known as brachytherapy, and this is becoming the main means of treatment.

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  • Dr. Joe Camps, a urologist and surgical oncologist, implanted low-dose radiation seeds in Bowden's prostate, a procedure known as brachytherapy.

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  • But guidelines on which women should or should not receive this type of radiation treatment, known as brachytherapy, are only newly published and it's unclear what the findings might mean to current breast cancer patients.

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  • Doctors hoped that a shorter approach, called brachytherapy, would be just as good with fewer side effects.

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  • The actual cancer of the prostate treatment known as brachytherapy, or internal radiation, works by implanting microbeads of radioactive material directly into your cancer tissue.

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  • Radiation specialists sometimes decide to give women internal radiation - a process called brachytherapy - with the goal of giving concentrated doses of radiation to areas of concern while avoiding healthy tissue.

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