Also known as internal radiation therapy, brachytherapy is an advanced cancer treatment in which radioactive materials known as seeds or sources are placed directly inside or very near the tumor, giving a high radiation dose to the tumor while reducing the radiation exposure to adjacent healthy tissues. MedStar Health provides both low-dose rate (LDR) and high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, both of which deliver appropriate doses of ionizing radiation to the treatment area. We routinely perform the following types of brachytherapy:
- A variety of gynecological implants, both LDR and HDR
- LDR prostate brachytherapy
- HDR breast brachytherapy
- HDR endobronchial brachytherapy
For a physician referral, please call 443-777-7900.
For more information about our clinical trials, please call 443-777-7364.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus
Bel Air Oncology Center
12 MedStar Blvd.
Bel Air, MD 21015