brachytherapy

(BRAY-kee-THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor. Also called implant radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy, and radiation brachytherapy.

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Pronunciation of dictionary term "braquiterapia"

Tipo de radioterapia en el que se coloca un material radiactivo sellado en agujas, semillas, cables o catéteres directamente en el tumor o cerca de este. También se llama braquiterapia con radiación, radioterapia con implante, y radioterapia interna.

What To Know About Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) Información para pacientes que reciben radioterapia