afterloading radiation

afterloading radiation

method of administering radiation that involves initial placement of local catheters with later installation of the radiation source.

af·ter·load·ing ra·di·a·tion

(af'tĕr-lōd'ing rā'dē-ā'shŭn)
Method of administering radiation that involves initial placement of local catheters during an operative procedure. Installation of the radiation source is performed later in a controlled environment that includes protective equipment for personnel.