interstitial needle brachytherapy


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interstitial needle brachytherapy

Abbreviation: INB
Brachytherapy in which small pellets, needles, or catheters containing radioactive material are inserted into the tissues surrounding a cancer surgery in an attempt to destroy any malignant cells left behind postoperatively. The radioactive agent typically used in breast cancer treatment is iridium-192. Cesium-131 is used to treat prostate cancers. Radium or cesium implants may be used to treat cervical cancers.
See also: brachytherapy
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