High Dose Rate Brachytherapy
The Department of Radiation Oncology Uses High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Cancer Treatment
The Department of Radiation Oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy to treat malignant tumors.
The advantage of HDR is that our experts can deliver a precise high dose rate of radiation to a targeted area as indicated. HDR treatments are minimally invasive, depending on the tumor location, and can be delivered as an outpatient procedure.
Benefits of High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
The ability to target radiation therapy in high dose rates directly to the tumor, allows surrounding healthy tissues to not be affected by the radiation. This targeted high dose approach also allows treatment to be delivered as an outpatient in as few as one to five sessions.
Cancers We Treat
HDR brachytherapy may cure, manage or relieve symptoms of many types of cancer, including: