Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy Implants
Brachytherapy, in general, is a procedure that involves directing radiation directly in or near tumor cells. This allows doctors to deliver higher doses of radiation to more-specific areas of the body while sparing normal tissue and minimizing side effects. Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy uses seed implants which are placed directly into or near the tumor and is often given after a course of extended radiation. The seed implant may be placed temporarily or permanently.