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 first Canadian prostate brachytherapy program was established at l'Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, in June 1994.
She said: "We are currently fighting Mr Galvin's case for him to be treated in Leeds, where brachytherapy is offered now.
START was a double-blind, international multicenter trial in which 476 patients were randomized to brachytherapy using the Novoste beta radiation system or to sham brachytherapy following successful angioplasty for in-stent restenosis.
Use of brachytherapy to combat prostate cancer is growing as a treatment option to traditional surgical removal of the prostate gland.
Theragenics, a medical device company serving the surgical products and prostate cancer treatment markets and their customers will now have access to Oncura's OncoSeed[TM] RAPID Strand[TM], and Thin Seed[TM] prostate brachytherapy products, as well as BrachyStrand[TM] and BrachyMESH[TM] lung brachytherapy products.
GEC-ESTRO is the most comprehensive clinical study to date evaluating the efficacy of APBI brachytherapy alone versus traditional external whole breast irradiation," said Prof.
LDR brachytherapy has been used to treat about 12 000 patients in Canada over the past 20 years.
Re-establishing our relationship with Oncura is a testament to the quality and reliability of Theragenics and TheraSeed(R) in the brachytherapy industry.
Brachytherapy treatment is used for gynecological, breast, brain, head, neck, lung, eye, and prostate cancers.
The introduction of less-invasive technologies such as electronic brachytherapy resulted in the market launch of new technologies.
Recovery time for brachytherapy is two to three days spent at home, and the cost is about $12,000.
The SAVI[TM] applicator for breast brachytherapy is a safe, effective therapy for breast cancer, according to a newly published study in a peer-reviewed journal.