plaque radiotherapy

Pronunciation: (plak RAY-dee-oh-THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of radiation therapy used to treat eye tumors. A thin piece of metal (usually gold) with radioactive seeds placed on one side is sewn onto the outside wall of the eye with the seeds aimed at the tumor. It is removed at the end of treatment, which usually lasts for several days

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Plaque radiotherapy of the eye. A type of radiation therapy used to treat eye tumors. Radioactive seeds are placed on one side of a thin piece of metal (usually gold) called a plaque. The plaque is sewn onto the outside wall of the eye. The seeds give off radiation which kills the cancer. The plaque is removed at the end of treatment, which usually lasts for several days.Radioterapia con placa. Tipo de radioterapia que se usa para tratar tumores del ojo. Las semillas radiactivas se colocan a un costado de un trozo delgado de metal (por lo general, de oro) que se llama placa. Las semillas emiten radiación que destruye el cáncer. La placa se retira al final del tratamiento, que habitualmente dura varios días 2007-10-04 Date last modified: 2012-10-22