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Brachytherapy Applicators, Manual

Definition : Brachytherapy applicators designed to deliver therapeutic radioactive sources to, retrieve them from, and/or hold them at the treatment site using manual procedures, without any connection to an automated afterloading system. These applicators typically include hollow needles, catheters, templates, and/or cannulae; and are frequently configured for use according to the treatment site, such as on the surface of the body (i.e., topical) or within the body (e.g., interstitial, intracavitary). Manual brachytherapy applicators are typically used to treat malignant tumors.

Entry Terms : "Manual Brachytherapy Applicators"

UMDC code : 20914

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