HDR BRACHYTHERAPY

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

Body

    Mast Cell Tumor

    Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    Fibrosarcoma

    Plasmacytoma

Gastrointestinal

    Rectal Carcinoma

    Anal Sac Carcinoma

Urinary

    Bladder Transitional Cell Carcinoma

    Urethral Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Nasal

    Carcinoma

    Fibrosarcoma

    Osteosarcoma

    Chondrosarcoma

    Lymphoma

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Oral / Facial

    Melanoma

    Plasmacytoma

    Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma

    Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Mandibular Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Odontogenic Tumor

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