Glossary Term:

Title

brachytherapy

Phonetic

<b>brake</b>-ee-<b>THER</b>-uh-pee

Description

internal radiation treatment given by putting radioactive seeds or pellets right into the tumor or close to it. Also called interstitial radiation therapy or seed implantation. Can be used along with external beam radiation therapy. See also high-dose rate brachytherapy, permanent (low-dose rate or LDR) brachytherapy, external beam radiation therapy, ionizing radiation.