Within the constantly changing field of cancer treatment, new developments in medicine keep pushing the envelope of what is feasible. High-dose radiation brachytherapy is one such innovative kind of radiation therapy that targets malignant tissues directly with concentrated, targeted radiation. This cutting-edge method is becoming more and more well-known in the battle against different forms of cancer, providing patients with a more individualized and efficient course of therapy.
Understanding High-Dose Radiation Brachytherapy:
An internal radiation therapy called high-dose radiation brachytherapy, or HDR brachytherapy, involves administering a high radiation dose directly to the tumor or malignant tissue. Brachytherapy includes putting a radiation source inside or very close to the tumor, as opposed to external beam radiotherapy, which delivers radiation from outside the body.
Using catheters, applicators, or other delivery tools, a radioactive source is usually inserted into or close to the tumor site during the surgery. Because of their proximity, the cancer cells can receive a highly concentrated dosage of radiation with minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
Applications of HDR Brachytherapy: