Nuclear medicine and brachytherapy

The Institute treats patients for whom nuclear medicine or brachytherapy treatment is indicated.

Head of Department: 
Prof. Isabelle Berry

Appointments and medical information
Oncophone (+33) 5 31 15 60 60

Patients are hospitalized in a protected unit with 18 beds.


Nuclear medicine techniques

- radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy: thyroid cancers, hyperthyroidism
- Metabolic radiotherapy (samarium, radium): bone metastases
- Vectorized internal radiation therapy: neuroendocrine tumors, neuroblastomas, lymphomas


Brachytherapy techniques

- Pulsed dose rate brachytherapy (PDR): gynecology, ENT, anal canal, penis, sarcomas
- Brachytherapy with iodine-125 seeds: prostate
- High dose rate brachytherapy (HDR): gynecology, lips, prostate, lungs, esophagus


Medical team