Brachytherapy Applicators, Manual, Interstitial/Intracavitary, Liquid Radioisotope
Definition : Manual brachytherapy applicators designed to deliver radioactive liquids to, retrieve them from, and/or hold them in interstices or cavities (often surgically created) of the body. These applicators usually include one or more catheters with a balloon at the tip, as well as anchoring clips, noncoring needles, an infusion set with appropriate syringes and shields, and supplies. The balloon is left in the surgical cavity (e.g., after extraction of a tumor). After surgery, the liquid radioactive source is introduced into the balloon to allow radiation treatment very close to the tissue adjacent to the resected tumor. Liquid radioisotope brachytherapy applicators are typically used to treat to malignant brain tumors.
Entry Terms : "Liquid Radionuclide Manual Brachytherapy Applicators" , "Liquid Radioisotope Manual Brachytherapy Applicators"
UMDC code : 20686