brachy boost

brachy boost2016-11-15T03:04:00+00:00

brachy boost

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Definition A popular term for the administration of a lower* (boost) dose (10-25 Gy) radiation with an implanted radiation source–e.g., 192Ir to treat a local field–e.g., breast, prostate, oral cavity with cancer, in addition to external beam radiation of 45-70 Gy.

*brachy, Greek, short

Synonym Brachytherapy boost 

References Vicini FA, et al, Oncology, Review Article 1/4/1999

http://www.cancernetwork.com/review-article/brachytherapy-boost-techniques-locally-advanced-prostate-cancer-0#sthash.sdnLjZYc.dpuf

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