Capital Regional Cancer Center also offers High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR) – an internal radiation therapy method that delivers a highly localized therapeutic dose of radiation directly to the tumor location.  The radioactive source is applied using temporarily placed applicators.   HDR involves a shortened treatment duration and is almost performed as an outpatient.  As the therapy is extremely focused, the dose to surrounding organs and tissues is minimized, reducing potential side effects of treatment.