brachytherapy


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brach·y·ther·a·py

 (brăk′ē-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. brach·y·ther·a·pies
Radiotherapy in which the source of radiation is placed close to the surface of the body or within a body cavity.

[brachy- (in reference to the short distances involved) + therapy.]

brachytherapy

(ˌbrækɪˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Medicine) a form of radiotherapy in which sealed sources of radioactive material are inserted temporarily into body cavities or directly into tumours
Translations
curiethérapie

brachytherapy

n braquiterapia
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Prostate brachytherapy began in Ontario in 1998, and is offered at 8 centres: in Toronto at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and Sunnybrook Odette Centre, and also at the regional Cancer Centres in Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Windsor, Sudbury and Oshawa.
On Tuesday, Labour's Assembly Government confirmed brachytherapy would be available to patients in Wales within weeks.
New data from the Stents and Radiation Therapy (START) trial effectively answer critics who argued that brachytherapy would merely delay rather than prevent problems in the target vessel, said Dr.
Syncor's line of brachytherapy seeds will be marketed in the United States under the trade name PharmaSeed.
Oncura, a unit of GE Healthcare and a leading provider of cancer treatment products, announced a non-exclusive North American distribution agreement with Theragenics Corporation to market Oncura's complete line of Iodine-125 brachytherapy products.
The Groupe Europeen de Curietherapie European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (GEC-ESTRO) today announced results from a prospective, randomized, multicenter phase III study comparing accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with interstitial multicatheter brachytherapy to whole breast irradiation (WBI).
Two forms of prostate brachytherapy are commonly used in Canada: (1) low-dose rate (LDR), where iodine-125 seeds are permanently implanted into the prostate; and (2) high-dose rate (HDR), where a single iridium-192 source is passed by remote control along temporarily implanted catheters.
We are pleased to re-establish our relationship with Theragenics and offering the leading palladium seed in the industry is an important sign of our ongoing commitment to our customers and to the continued development of prostate brachytherapy, " said Thomas Barker, Urology Product Leader for GE and General Manager of Oncura.
Analyst Ryan Rauch at CIBC Oppenheimer said that because fewer than 50 percent of oncology surgeons are currently trained to perform brachytherapy, there are still ``huge growth cycles'' left for the seed market as more physicians learn how to use them.
The report, Global Brachytherapy Devices Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
In brachytherapy, 40 to 100 rice-sized titanium capsules containing radioactive iodine or palladium pellets are inserted into a man's prostate using a long, hollow needle.