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Brachytherapy improves cancer treatment in augmented breasts

December 1, 2008 DiagnosticImaging.com. Brachytherapy improves cancer treatment in augmented breasts By Christiana Schmitz Targeted radiation of breast cancer reduces treatment time from six and a half weeks to five days, while reducing pain and improving cosmetic outcome, according to a study presented at the RSNA meeting. Brachytherapy is particularly useful for breast cancer patients who have undergone breast augmentation. It targets cancer using radioactive "seeds" placed with catheters under CT guidance. The seeds emit high doses of radiation in a localized area, avoiding any contact with or effect on the breast implant.

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