Jaeger Corporation  
search site
    
print page
     Home      
Treatments Menu        < Previous        Next >

Brachytherapy

 

Brachytherapy is the temporary or permanent placement of a radioactive source either on or within body tissues or cavities. Brachytherapy allows the delivery of a high dose of radiation to a small area while sparing surrounding normal tissue. Radiation can be delivered interstitial or intra-cavitary. In an interstitial implant, the radioactive source is contained within a needle, seed, wire or catheter that is placed directly into the tumor or tumor bed. The implant may be temporary or permanent (e.g., prostate seed). Brachytherapy is often used in the treatment of cancers of the cervix, endometrium, prostate and head and neck area.

High Dose Rate (HDR)

High dose rate or HDR brachytherapy treatments utilize radioactive materials that are placed temporarily in body tissues or cavities. These implants can be done with high intensity sources that deliver a treatment in two to twenty minutes. The HDR delivery device will remotely control the source to move from the device into a plastic tube within the body and then retract at the conclusion of the treatment.

Low Dose Rate (LDR)

Low dose rate or LDR brachytherapy treatments utilize radioactive materials that are placed either temporarily or permanently in body tissues or cavities. These implants are done with moderate intensity sources that are maintained within the cavity for several hours, days or permanently. The side effects of a temporary implant are similar to those experienced with external beam radiation.

 

Treatments Menu        < Previous        Next >


  Top of Page

  About   Technology   Treatments   Clients   Personnel   Contact   Login
  Jaeger Corporation
P.O. Box 540364
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
Email: jaegers@jaegercorporation.com
(402) 496-2287
 Copyright © 2017 Jaeger Corporation. All Rights Reserved.      Website created by Web Solutions Omaha