Interventional Radiation Therapy: Techniques — Brachytherapy by Roger A. Potish M.D., Seymour H. Levitt M.D. (auth.),

By Roger A. Potish M.D., Seymour H. Levitt M.D. (auth.), Professor Dr. Rolf Sauer (eds.)

Within the final decade brachytherapy skilled a dramatic up- swing. The creation of recent radioisotopes with favorable nuclear actual houses, computer-assisted dosimetry, and the appearance of transformed afterloading thoughts trigger this progressive improvement. the most issues mentioned during this e-book are mind tumors and tumors of the top and neck, choroidal cancer, breast melanoma, carcinoma of the anal ca- nal, carcinoma of the prostate, and gynecological malignan- cies.

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125 1 seeds and 19M Au grains requires such easy-to-use rules.

PATERSON and PARKER from the Christie Hospital, Manchester, developed a refinement of Quimby's rules , dropping the stipulation of the uniform source application (PATERSON and PARKER 1934, 1938). They published a series of tables which promised a homogeneity in dose of ± 10%, provided the rules of application were observed. This formed the so-called Paterson-Parker or Manchester dosage system, which is based on a series of publications by PATERSON and PARKER (1934, 1938), PATERSON et al. (1936), TOD and MEREDITH (1938), and MEREDITH and STEPHENSON (1945a, b), and were edited by Meredith in 1947 (MEREDITH 1947, second edition 1967) .

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