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December 31, 2011

Comparison of 60Co and 192Ir sources in HDR brachytherapy

This paper compares the isotopes 60Co and 192Ir as radiation sources for high-dose-rate (HDR) afterloading brachytherapy. The smaller size of 192Ir sources made it the preferred radionuclide for temporary brachytherapy treatments. Recently also 60Co sources have been made available with identical geometrical dimensions...

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July 01, 2011

Clinical outcome of protocol based image (MRI) guided adaptive brachytherapy combined with 3D conformal radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer

Background: To analyse the overall clinical outcome and benefits by applying protocol based image guided adaptive brachytherapy combined with 3D conformal external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) ± chemotherapy (ChT)... 

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June 30, 2011

Preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for clinical stage II endometrial carcinoma

Purpose: We sought to evaluate pathological response, tolerance, and outcome after preoperative (neoadjuvant) high dose rate brachytherapy in a small series of patients with clinical stage II endometrial carcinoma, and to evaluate a dose and fractionation protocol for this treatment...

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June 30, 2011

A comprehensive study on HDR brachytherapy treatments of cervical cancers: using the first Co-60 BEBIG Multisource Unit in Bangladesh

Purpose: The report presents an extraordinary synthesis of customer acceptance procedures (CAP), quality assurance tests (QA) in the treatment of cervical cancer patients, using the first Co-60 Multisource Unit® in Bangladesh. The QA and commissioning required measurements and emergency tests verifying the functional limits of parameters...

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GEC-ESTRO Handbook of Brachytherapy:

www.estro.org

 

ABS Brachytherapy Guidelines and Consensus Statements:

www.americanbrachytherapy.org