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Brachytherapy

Importance of brachytherapy is currently increasing in cancer therapy. In brachytherapy each treatment is best fitted by physician's' hand, and appropriate arrangement and selection of radiation sources facilitates the fitting. This book is full of essences to make a breakthrough in radiation oncology by brachytherapy. I hope this book will encourage all people related. Contents 1: problem of currently popular dosimetric method; 2: Monte Carlo dose simulation of ruthenim-106/rhodium-106 eyes applicators; 3. Progress in Californium-252 neutron brachytherapy; 4. Clinical aspect of endobronchial brachytherapy in central airway tumor obstruction; 5. Review from principle and techniques of Iodine-125 production at nuclear reactor plant to their clinical practive in prostate cancer treatment; 6. Stereotactic Brachytherapy for Brain Tumors using Iodine-125 seed; 7. A brachytherapy procedure with organ-sparing hyaluronate gel injection for safe and eradicative reirradiation.

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BrachytherapyEdited by Kazushi Kishi

Published: April 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2026

ISBN: 978-953-51-0602-9

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18248 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Web of Science Citations

7 Dimensions Citations

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1. A Review on Main Defects of TG-43

By Mehdi Zehtabian, Reza Faghihi and Sedigheh Sina

4031

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2. Dose Calculations of the Ru/Rh-106 CCA and CCB Eyes Applicators

By Itzhak Orion and Emanuel Rubin

3049

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3. Progress in Californium-252 Neutron Brachytherapy

By C.-K. Chris Wang

1423

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4. Theoretical, Manufacturing and Clinical Application Aspects of a Prostate Brachytherapy I-125 Source in Brazil

By Carlos A. Zeituni, Carla D. Souza, Eduardo S. Moura, Roberto Kenji Sakuraba, Maria Elisa C.M. Rostelato, Anselmo Feher, João A. Moura, Samir Somessari and Osvaldo L. Costa

4264

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5. High Dose Rate Endobronchial Brachytherapy in Lung Cancer in Patients with Central Airway Obstruction

By Alejandro B. Santini, Benjamín G. Bianchi, Dionis D. Isamitt, Claudia C. Carvajal and Gonzalo P. Silva

1834

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6. Stereotactic Brachytherapy for Brain Tumors

By Maximilian I. Ruge, Stefan Grau, Harald Treuer and Volker Sturm

1922

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7. Safe and Curative Brachytherapy Reirradiation with Organ-Sparing Hyaluronate Gel Injection

By Kazushi Kishi, Yasutaka Noda and Morio Sato

1725

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