NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,467 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- gold-seed fiducial markers
- listen (… fih-DOO-shul MAR-kers)
- Tiny, gold seeds, about the size of a grain of rice, that are put in and/or around a tumor to show exactly where it is in the body. Doctors are then able to target the tumor directly and give higher doses of radiation with less harm to nearby healthy tissue. Also called gold fiducial marker seeds, gold fiducial markers, and gold seeds.