Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Upstate Medical University is proud to be able to offer the Central New York Community the latest cancer fighting technology.

Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy involves a wide array of radioactive sources that deliver radiation slowly, over a period of a few days, and are used for a number of different procedures (implants).

Temporary Implants: the radioactive source is removed after a pre-calculated amount of time. These procedures involve a hollow tube placed in or around the tumor by a physician at the time of surgery. The radioactive sources are placed inside the hollow tubes for the duration of the treatment.

Permanent Implant: the radioactive sources are placed directly into the tumor tissue. The sources decay at such a fast rate that they remain inside the body.

For more information, call Upstate Connect at 315 464-8668 or TOLL FREE: 800 464-8668, or you may contact us directly at 315 464-5276.