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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For hospitals offering brachytherapy, Flexitron promises to reduce workflow complexity and improve efficiency.
This 320-page report is the first comprehensive evaluation of the brachytherapy industry associated with a directory, written by experts, and providing detailed information about products and companies active in this market.
In terms of patient survival, brachytherapy was associated with a higher four-year cause-specific survival (64.
Imaging, either by repeated computer tomography (CT) scans or preferably magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), is used at the time of brachytherapy in order to delineate both the tumour and organs at risk in relation the applicator.
Unlike EBRT, high radiation dose delivered with brachytherapy produces much lower, usually undetectable PSA levels at long-term follow-up, suggesting an ablative effect of high radiation dose on prostate tissue.
Rhodri Morgan said in Plenary on January 30, 'Brian Gibbons and I are working very hard to try to produce - within days, we hope, rather than weeks - a service within Wales, involving Velindre NHS Trust being able to offer brachytherapy to patients in Wales.
Dr Richards said: "Hugh James is currently seeking judicial review of Health Commission Wales' refusal to date to fund Mr Galvin's brachytherapy treatment.
Also at 2 years, 68% of the brachytherapy group remained free of the composite end point of death, MI, or target vessel revascularization, compared with 59% in the placebo group.
Both companies understand that the industry is changing, and we have paired up again to demonstrate the combined commitment of two industry leaders to support brachytherapy " said Thomas Barker, Urology Product Leader for GE Healthcare and General Manager of Oncura.
LDR brachytherapy has been used to treat about 12 000 patients in Canada over the past 20 years.
There is a distinction between the alternative therapy - radiotherapy - which is available in Wales and brachytherapy.