Image-guided interstitial brachytherapy
using [sup]125I seeds can fully accommodate the contours of the tumor volume, as well as achieve highly accurate conformity and rapid fall-off of dose.
Intracavitory brachytherapy (ICBT) is the most commonly performed procedure, while interstitial brachytherapy
is conserved for selected indication, e.
should be considered when the tumor cannot be optimally encompassed by intracavitary brachytherapy.
The patient had a relapse that affected the rest of the tongue with involvement of the floor of the mouth and was treated with external radiotherapy followed by interstitial brachytherapy
with a 16 Gy regime in 4 sessions.
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
Dosimetry of interstitial brachytherapy
sources: Recommendations of the AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee TaskGroup No.