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HDR Brachytherapy

High dose rate (HDR) remote brachytherapy involves placing very tiny plastic catheters into the treatment area, and then giving radiation treatments through these catheters over a short, temporary period of time. With HDR a computer controlled machine pushes a single highly radioactive source (i.e.…iridium 192) into the catheters one by one. The average time of treatment is 10 minutes.
 

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