Unlike external beam therapy (EBT), in which high-energy X-ray beams are directed at the tumor from outside the body, brachytherapy involves placing radioactive seeds or pellets (about the size of a grain of rice) directly inside or next to the tumor. After several weeks or months, the radioactivity level diminishes. The inactive seeds remain in the body, with no lasting effect on the patient.

Brachytherapy is most commonly used in prostate and breast cancer, but can be used to treat cancers throughout the body, including:

  • Cervix
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Gallbladder
  • Uterus
  • Lungs
  • Eye

Get in touch with our Imaging and Radiology departments in Brunswick and St. Marys.

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Imaging / Radiology-Brunswick Campus
2500 Starling Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912-466-1240
Fax: 912-466-1213
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MRI & Imaging Center
1111 Glynco Parkway
Suite 15
Brunswick, GA 31525
Phone: 912-466-5620
Fax: 912-261-0342
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Imaging / Radiology-Camden Campus
2000 Dan Proctor Drive
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone: 912-576-6160
Fax: 912-576-6163
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