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.]
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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
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Translations
curiethérapie

brachytherapy

n braquiterapia
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New Delhi, [India] July 10 ( ANI ): A new form of treatment, Brachytherapy can now reduce treatment time for breast cancers.
Medical technology company RaySearch Laboratories AB (STO:RAYB) announced on Tuesday that RaySearch and Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG, a European supplier of brachytherapy products, have signed a partnership agreement.
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