By Paolo Montemaggi, Mark Trombetta, Luther W. Brady

This quantity is the 1st really foreign textual content to take the practitioner from the background, the actual foundation, and the explanation of brachytherapy via to the suggestions, the consequences, and the administration of problems. it's also the 1st actually entire and entire textbook of brachytherapy. The chapters at the physics of brachytherapy and the technical making plans of inner and floor radiotherapy are designed to reinforce the practitioner’s wisdom base and features during this not easy uniqueness box. sickness site-specific chapters disguise a variety of functions, together with ocular tumors, smooth tissue sarcomas, cancers of the pinnacle and neck, dermis, breast, lung, esophagus, and prostate, and gynecologic and anorectal malignancies. each one bankruptcy accommodates the yank and eu directions and the textual content has been written from either views via a few of the so much famous international specialists within the box. A concluding bankruptcy is dedicated to brachytherapy caliber assurance.

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Pouliot J, Tremblay D, Roy J et al (1996) Optimization of permanent 125 I prostate implants using fast simulated annealing. Tedgren ÅC, Ahnesjö A (2008) Optimization of the computational efficiency of a 3D, collapsed cone dose calculation algorithm for brachytherapy. Med Phys 35(4):1611–1618 40. Zourari K, Pantelis E, Moutsatsos A et al (2010) Dosimetric accuracy of a deterministic radiation transport based I192r brachytherapy treatment planning system. Part I: single sources and bounded homogeneous geometries.

It is a homogeneous dose calculation, assuming that all surrounding media is water. When performing a CT-based plan, the material of the applicator and surrounding tissue are not taken into account during dose calculation. The TG-43 formulism is a modular formulism, breaking up the various factors that impact the dose distribution into individual parameters. Each parameter is specific to individual sources in clinical use. This approach uses measured experimental data and Monte Carlo-generated data for known sources.

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