High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
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High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy- Also known as interstitial irradiation, High-Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy is an aggressive form of internal radiotherapy in which radioactive material is placed directly into or near a tumor. By delivering a powerful, precisely-focused dose of radiation directly to a tumor, HDR brachytherapy may reduce damage to nearby healthy tissue, and possibly decrease side effects associated with other forms of radiation therapy. In addition, HDR brachytherapy offers a treatment time of days, rather than weeks in standard radiation.
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