interstitial brachytherapy

in·ter·sti·tial brach·y·ther·a·py

radiotherapy by implantation of radioactive needles or other sources directly into and around the tissue to be irradiated.
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17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A long-term retrospective study of breast cancer patients receiving accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) via interstitial brachytherapy suggests that women younger than 50 and those with positive lymph nodes could be suitable to receive the treatment.
Long-term outcome for clinically localized prostate cancer treated with permanent interstitial brachytherapy.
Data Source: A 3-year follow-up from a Spanish trial comparing health-related quality of life outcomes after primary radical RRP, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), and interstitial brachytherapy in 435 patients with localized (T1/2) prostate cancer not given hormonal treatment.
Other subjects covered include women and colorectal cancer, the role of dietary fatty acids, and CT-guided interstitial brachytherapy as an innovative adjunct in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases.
3) In patients with breast cancer and closed lumpectomy cavity undergoing interstitial brachytherapy, 3-dimensional renderings of the skin surface have been used to plan implant positioning.
High-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy as a monotherapy for localized prostate cancer: treatment description and preliminary results of a phase I/II clinical trial.
During interstitial brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer, doctors implant radioactive seeds about the size of rice grains directly into the tumor.
The authors note that the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System is "logistically simpler, technically more reproducible, and patient 'friendly'" than other interstitial brachytherapy devices.
It's easier to apply, more comfortable, and more reproducible than interstitial brachytherapy.
Researchers observed that this newer device combines the ease of placement of single-entry brachytherapy devices with the increased dose modulation of interstitial brachytherapy.
II-22 History Behind the Development II-23 Prostate Brachytherapy Procedure II-23 Seed Brachytherapy Clinical Outcomes II-24 Types of Brachytherapy Procedures for Prostate Cancer Treatment II-24 Interstitial brachytherapy II-24 Combination Radiotherapy II-25 Whole Pelvic Radiation Therapy II-25
Natural history of clinically staged low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with monotherapeutic permanent interstitial brachytherapy.