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Internal & External Radiation Therapy • Radiation Oncology • Radiation Treatment
Internal Radiation Therapy

  • Places radioactive material into tumor or surrounding tissue

  • Also called Brachytherapy - Brachy is Greek for "Short Distance"

  • Radiation sources placed close to the tumor so large doses can hit the cancer cell

  • Allows minimal radiation exposure to normal tissue

  • Radioactive sources used are thin wires, ribbons, capsules, or seeds. These can be either permanently or
    temporarily placed in the body.

  • Electronic Brachytherapy is another form of internal Radiation Treatment. It utilizes a miniaturized x-ray
    source to delivery high dose radiation internally at low energy. This is a form of accelerated partial breast
    irradiation used for early stage breast cancer.

    This form of treatment is done in conjunction with Genesis Medical Center.

Radiation Therapy Center
1351 Kimberly Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722-4130
Phone: 563.441.1998
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