What is HDR Brachytherapy?
"Brachytherapy" comes from a Greek root meaning "from a short distance." It is the practice of treating cancer by placing a radioactive source directly into the cancer tissue. Multiple hollow catheters are placed within the tumor and a single radioactive source moves sequentially in and out of each catheter treating the tumor from the inside out. HDR brachytherapy allows the doctor to more precisely control the dose delivery within the tumor, and more accurately limit the dose to the surrounding normal tissue.
Brachytherapy is a proven treatment for a variety of cancers in people. VetMed Consultants has collaborated with Dr. Hayes to provide the first radiation cancer service for pets in Utah. Each veterinary cancer patient is under the care of a collaborative team of veterinarians, consulting human physicians, and physicists.
HDR Brachytherapy Procedures
Mast Cell Tumor
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Anal Sac Carcinoma
Bladder Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Urethral Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Oral / Facial
Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Mandibular Squamous Cell Carcinoma