High Dose Remote Brachytherapy
HDR treatment utilizes catheters to introduce small radioactive sources into the tumor area. These radioactive sources do not stay permanently; they only remain in the tumor area for a pre-planned amount of time, approximately 5-15 minutes. The source travels into the tumor site via a catheter until it reaches its determined destination. Once there, the source delivers the radiation to the tumor. Once time expires, the source safely retracts into the HDR unit. This highly specialized form of radiation treatment takes extensive planning and quality checks by an experienced team of physicists and a physician.
Memorial Radiation Oncology's HDR (High Dose Remote) Brachytherapy program offers advanced treatment options for:
- Gynecological Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Esophagus Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Breast Cancer
If you have additional questions about our Brachytherapy program, please call our office at 574-647-7461.