Cs-137 manual brachytherapy dosimetry

IAEA Laboratories expand radiation medicine services to hh dose.

These are enclosed in a protective capsule or wire, which allows the ionizing radiation to escape to treat and surrounding tissue but prevents the charge of radioisotope from moving or dissolving in body fluids.


It also contrasts to EBRT, in which hh-energy x-rays (or occasionally gamma-rays from a radioisotope like cobalt-60) are directed at the tumour from outside the body.



Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies such as surgery, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy.


Brachytherapy instead involves the precise placement of short-range radiation-sources (radioisotopes) directly at the site of the cancerous tumour.

Cs-137 manual brachytherapy dosimetry:

Rating: 87 / 100

Overall: 89 Rates