such as Image guided Brachytherapy (IGBT) & Pulse Dose Rate Brachytherapy which are two different forms of Brachytherapy that combines latest imaging & pulse techniques with newly improved brachytherapy procedures allowing surgeons & clinicians to deliver faster, effective & precise treatments to patients suffering from cancers of the prostate, cervix, endometrium, breast, skin, bronchus, esophagus, head & neck, as well as soft tissue sarcomas and several other types of cancer. The procedure for Brachytherapy treatment involves placing radioactive sources directly into or next to the area of the body requiring treatment. This technique allow clinicians to deliver a high dose of radiation to the target with minimal impact on surrounding healthy tissues.
High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy is a technique in cancer treatment that involves the use of a higher strength radioactive source contained within an after loader device for treating cancers of the prostate, cervix, endometrium, breast, skin, bronchus, esophagus, head & neck, soft tissue sarcomas other types of cancer.
Per treatment, HDR is a much shorter procedure in terms of minutes vs. days than Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy which require longer treatment times than High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
Increasingly more common, HDR technique effectiveness and shorter procedure (that may require multiple treatments) have replaced LDR techniques for most body sites.
Our technicians at TGOHN Springfield, MO, are highly trained in the installation, deinstallation & setup of several brachytherapy products including after loaders, applicators, and treatment planning software that functions in appropriating the correct dose to the target's size & shape at the same time lowering side effects by excluding the surrounding healthy body tissues.