implant radiation therapy

Pronunciation: (... RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor. Also called brachytherapy, internal radiation therapy, and radiation brachytherapy.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2007-08-19