|Low-Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy|
Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR) is conducted by implanting radioactive seeds into the assigned body location. Ultrasound is used to direct the seed placement in a precise way. The seeds are iodine 125 or palladium (for more aggressive tumors). The placement is accomplished without an incision or operation.
The LDR Brachytherapy allows our physicians to deliver radiation directly to an organ as specified by the treatment plan without affecting neighboring organs. This procedure typically takes approximately an hour, and the patient is given anesthesia and it is done on an outpatient basis.
Below, please see the size of the seeds, 5 in number, which are as big as a dime.
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