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AFTERLOADING [1 record]

Record 1 2019-06-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Radiotherapy
DEF

The insertion of a radioactive substance into a receptacle previously implanted at a specific site in the body.

Key term(s)
  • after-loading

French

Domaine(s)
  • Radiothérapie
CONT

Curiethérapie endocavitaire. Un applicateur (un tube spécial) est placé au contact de la zone tumorale, souvent dans une cavité naturelle comme le vagin, l'utérus, éventuellement l'œsophage, le poumon ou les bronches, puis chargé après coup avec une charge radioactive. On parle d'afterloading ou de chargement différé.

Spanish

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