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High Dose Rate Brachytherapy


High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy involves the remote placement of the powerful radiation source, accurately directed by your radiation oncologist and team, into the tumor for several minutes through a tube called a catheter. It is usually given in multiple doses once or twice daily or once or twice weekly. Your doctor and team will control this treatment from outside the treatment room, monitoring you as the therapy is being given. Devices called high-dose-rate remote afterloading machines allow radiation oncologists to deliver a brachytherapy treatment quickly. You may be able to go home shortly after the procedure.Type your paragraph here.