|Curiethérapies de la prostate|
Iodine 125 sealed sources (period of 60 days) are used in brachytherapy for prostate cancer. The sources, a few millimeters long, are installed in the patient's prostate. They have a unit activity of between 10 and 25 MBq and a treatment requires approximately one hundred grains representing a total activity of 1500 MBq, making it possible to deliver a prescribed dose of 145 Gy to the prostate.
|Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson/Adam Dicker|