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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Mr Bushen was furious when his application for internal radiation therapy to stop his cancer was turned down.
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Fearing internal radiation exposure, parents refused to buy milk and produce from Fukushima and nearby areas, and instead sought out foodstuffs from the west of Japan.
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Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), also known as radio-embolization, is a proven technology for inoperable liver cancer that delivers doses of radiation directly to the site of tumors.
3) As a result, internal radiation exposure can be "up to 1,000 times more harmful than the ICRP model concludes.
This decreases the period of internal contamination from 110 days to about 30 days, thereby reducing internal radiation damage.
It is also using whole body counters and conducting urine tests to measure internal radiation exposure on people who spend long hours outdoor, such as farmers and construction workers, as well as on children and mothers who were evacuated from the no-entry zone in the 20-kilometer radius from the crippled power plant.
Children in Fukushima will be forced to live for decades with fears of internal radiation exposure, and this is the negative legacy of possessing nuclear power plants.
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