internal radiation therapy

(in-TER-nul RAY-dee-AY-shun 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 brachytherapy, implant radiation therapy, and radiation brachytherapy.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "internal radiation therapy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "radioterapia interna"

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, braquiterapia con radiación, y radioterapia con implante.

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