HDR brachytherapy for vaginal cancer
HDR brachytherapy may be combined with other treatments, such as TomoTherapy® or intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
- High-dose (HDR) brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy that delivers radiation from temporary implants placed close to or inside the tumor(s) in the body.
- In HDR brachytherapy, radiation beams are precisely targeted, controlling the location and intensity, and offering more precise dose concentration.
- Radiation exposure to healthy tissue and nearby organs is limited or eliminated, reducing gastrointestinal and sexual function side effects.