Internal Radiation External Radiation

Internal radiation is called Brachytherapy (“break – ee – therapy”). Brachytherapy is delivered using a radiation source, such as Cesium or Iridium, which is implanted into the body. Brachytherapy can be delivered in a short amount of time or as a permanent implant which will decay over time, slowing releasing radiation as it decays similar to an extended-release medication.

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External radiation is delivered by a radiation therapist using a machine called a linear accelerator. The treatment beam is only on for a matter of seconds, although it is not measured by time. The linear accelerator runs on electricity, so when the machine is turned off there is no radiation in the treatment room.

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