Radioisotope Plaque Therapy Definition


Radioisotope Plaque Therapy: A collective term for interstitial, intracavity, and surface radiotherapy. It uses small sealed or partly-sealed sources that may be placed on or near the body surface or within a natural body cavity or implanted directly into the tissues.

Synonym: radioisotope brachytherapy, intracavity radiotherapy, interstitial radiotherapy, implant radiotherapy, curietherapy, brachytherapy, surface radiotherapy.

Additional tags: radioisotope plaque