What is Integrated Brachytherapy Unit?
Brachytherapy is an accepted treatment method in the field of radiation therapy and cancer. In radiation treatment, the radioactive material is placed in direct contact of the tumour. It can also be placed in direct contact with areas at risk after the tumour is removed.
Integrated Brachytherapy Unit with remote controlled HDR is used for the treatment of various types of cancers including prostate, breast, lung, nasopharynx and cervical. It is a concept that integrates all the techniques of brachytherapy treatment.
How does it help?
Brachytherapy radiations are enclosed in a protective capsule or wire. It allows the ionising radiations to kill the surrounding tissues. It stops the cancerous cell to grow and divide into the intervals.