afterloading


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afterloading

a technique in which an unloaded applicator or needle is placed within a patient at the time of an operative procedure and subsequently loaded with a radioactive source. The loading is done under controlled conditions in which health care personnel are protected against radiation exposure. See also remote afterloading.

afterloading

(af′tĕr-lōd″ing)
In brachytherapy, the insertion of the radioactive source after the placement of the applicator has been confirmed.
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