brachytherapy

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brachytherapy

[¦brak·i′ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Radiation treatment using a solid or enclosed radioisotopic source on the surface of the body or at a short distance from the area to be treated.
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The codes, 19297 and 19296, will be used by physicians to report the placement of a balloon catheter into the breast for interstitial radiation therapy, either at the time of lumpectomy or in a separate procedure, respectively.
The codes, C9714 and C9715, will be used by hospitals to report the placement of a balloon catheter into the breast for interstitial radiation therapy, either at the time of lumpectomy or in a separate procedure, respectively.
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