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Vol 10, No 5 (2005)
Technical Notes
Published online: 2005-01-01
Submitted: 2004-07-06
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Real time brachytherapy for prostate cancer – A new challenge for medical physicists

Krzysztof Ślosarek, Joanna Bystrzycka, Marek Fijałkowski
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(05)71098-1
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2005;10(5):255-259.

open access

Vol 10, No 5 (2005)
Technical Notes
Published online: 2005-01-01
Submitted: 2004-07-06

Abstract

Background

The paper present the “real time” brachytherapy for planning prostate cancer. The differences between treatment planning for “traditional” and “real time” brachytherapy, from the point of view of the medical physicist, are taken into account and each step of treatment planning is presented.

Aim

The aim of the paper was to present the difference between in “conventional” and “real time” planning treatment from the point of view of medical physicist.

Materials/Methods

Two significant aspects of treatment planning in “real time” brachytherapy are underlined. The first is connected with the place of work of the medical physicist (operating room), and the second one regarding the time (patient is under spinal anesthesia).

Results/Conclusions

Treatment planning and patient treatment, based on Ultrasound examinations, allows us to minimize topographical errors during the application of brachytherapy.

Abstract

Background

The paper present the “real time” brachytherapy for planning prostate cancer. The differences between treatment planning for “traditional” and “real time” brachytherapy, from the point of view of the medical physicist, are taken into account and each step of treatment planning is presented.

Aim

The aim of the paper was to present the difference between in “conventional” and “real time” planning treatment from the point of view of medical physicist.

Materials/Methods

Two significant aspects of treatment planning in “real time” brachytherapy are underlined. The first is connected with the place of work of the medical physicist (operating room), and the second one regarding the time (patient is under spinal anesthesia).

Results/Conclusions

Treatment planning and patient treatment, based on Ultrasound examinations, allows us to minimize topographical errors during the application of brachytherapy.

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Keywords

virtual plan; live plan; Real Time brachytherapy

About this article
Title

Real time brachytherapy for prostate cancer – A new challenge for medical physicists

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 10, No 5 (2005)

Pages

255-259

Published online

2005-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(05)71098-1

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2005;10(5):255-259.

Keywords

virtual plan
live plan
Real Time brachytherapy

Authors

Krzysztof Ślosarek
Joanna Bystrzycka
Marek Fijałkowski

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