A collective term for interstitial, intracavity, and surface radiotherapy. It uses small sealed or partly-sealed sources that may be placed on or near the body surface or within a natural body cavity or implanted directly into the tissues.
Unstable isotopes of iridium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Ir atoms with atomic weights 182-190, 192, and 194-198 are radioactive iridium isotopes.
The total amount of radiation absorbed by tissues as a result of radiotherapy.
Computer-assisted mathematical calculations of beam angles, intensities of radiation, and duration of irradiation in radiotherapy.
Harmful effects of non-experimental exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation in VERTEBRATES.
Unstable isotopes of ruthenium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Ru atoms with atomic weights 93-95, 97, 103, and 105-108 are radioactive ruthenium isotopes.
Administration of the total dose of radiation (RADIATION DOSAGE) in parts, at timed intervals.
Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.
The measurement of radiation by photography, as in x-ray film and film badge, by Geiger-Mueller tube, and by SCINTILLATION COUNTING.
The use of pre-treatment imaging modalities to position the patient, delineate the target, and align the beam of radiation to achieve optimal accuracy and reduce radiation damage to surrounding non-target tissues.
Tumors or cancer of the VAGINA.
Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.
High energy POSITRONS or ELECTRONS ejected from a disintegrating atomic nucleus.
Unstable isotopes of iodine that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. I atoms with atomic weights 117-139, except I 127, are radioactive iodine isotopes.
Computer systems or programs used in accurate computations for providing radiation dosage treatment to patients.
The relationship between the dose of administered radiation and the response of the organism or tissue to the radiation.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Ytterbium. An element of the rare earth family of metals. It has the atomic symbol Yb, atomic number 70, and atomic weight 173. Ytterbium has been used in lasers and as a portable x-ray source.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
The use of IONIZING RADIATION to treat malignant NEOPLASMS and some benign conditions.
Tumors or cancer of the TONGUE.
Tumors of the choroid; most common intraocular tumors are malignant melanomas of the choroid. These usually occur after puberty and increase in incidence with advancing age. Most malignant melanomas of the uveal tract develop from benign melanomas (nevi).
A condition in which the death of adipose tissue results in neutral fats being split into fatty acids and glycerol.
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.
Pathological developments in the RECTUM region of the large intestine (INTESTINE, LARGE).
Minimally invasive procedures guided with the aid of magnetic resonance imaging to visualize tissue structures.
Inability to empty the URINARY BLADDER with voiding (URINATION).
Radiotherapy where there is improved dose homogeneity within the tumor and reduced dosage to uninvolved structures. The precise shaping of dose distribution is achieved via the use of computer-controlled multileaf collimators.
Organs which might be damaged during exposure to a toxin or to some form of therapy. It most frequently refers to healthy organs located in the radiation field during radiation therapy.
The local recurrence of a neoplasm following treatment. It arises from microscopic cells of the original neoplasm that have escaped therapeutic intervention and later become clinically visible at the original site.
A neoplasm containing HISTIOCYTES. Important forms include BENIGN FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA; and MALIGNANT FIBROUS HISTIOCYTOMA.
Tumors or cancer of the UVEA.
Abnormalities in the process of URINE voiding, including bladder control, frequency of URINATION, as well as the volume and composition of URINE.
Unstable isotopes of strontium that decay or disintegrate spontaneously emitting radiation. Sr 80-83, 85, and 89-95 are radioactive strontium isotopes.
Isotopes that exhibit radioactivity and undergo radioactive decay. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Surgical insertion of a prosthesis.
A type of high-energy radiotherapy using a beam of gamma-radiation produced by a radioisotope source encapsulated within a teletherapy unit.
Radiotherapy using high-energy (megavolt or higher) ionizing radiation. Types of radiation include gamma rays, produced by a radioisotope within a teletherapy unit; x-rays, electrons, protons, alpha particles (helium ions) and heavy charged ions, produced by particle acceleration; and neutrons and pi-mesons (pions), produced as secondary particles following bombardment of a target with a primary particle.
Partial or total surgical excision of the tongue. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A subspecialty of medical oncology and radiology concerned with the radiotherapy of cancer.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Compounds which inhibit or antagonize the biosynthesis or actions of androgens.
Recurrent narrowing or constriction of a coronary artery following surgical procedures performed to alleviate a prior obstruction.
Tumor or cancer of the female reproductive tract (GENITALIA, FEMALE).
A segment of the COLON between the RECTUM and the descending colon.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
Rhenium. A metal, atomic number 75, atomic weight 186.2, symbol Re. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Devices or objects in various imaging techniques used to visualize or enhance visualization by simulating conditions encountered in the procedure. Phantoms are used very often in procedures employing or measuring x-irradiation or radioactive material to evaluate performance. Phantoms often have properties similar to human tissue. Water demonstrates absorbing properties similar to normal tissue, hence water-filled phantoms are used to map radiation levels. Phantoms are used also as teaching aids to simulate real conditions with x-ray or ultrasonic machines. (From Iturralde, Dictionary and Handbook of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Imaging, 1990)
Removal of only enough breast tissue to ensure that the margins of the resected surgical specimen are free of tumor.

Comparison of the 5-year outcome and morbidity of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy versus transperineal permanent iodine-125 implantation for early-stage prostatic cancer. (1/1081)

PURPOSE: To compare the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) relapse-free survival outcome and incidence of late toxicity for patients with early-stage prostate cancer treated at a single institution with either three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) or transperineal permanent implantation (TPI) with iodine-125 seeds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with favorable-risk prostate cancer, defined as a pretreatment PSA of less than or equal to 10.0 ng/mL, Gleason score of 6 or lower, and stage less than or equal to T2b, were selected for this analysis. Between 1989 and 1996, 137 such patients were treated with 3D-CRT and 145 with TPI. The median ages of the 3D-CRT and TPI groups were 68 years and 64 years, respectively. The median dose of 3D-CRT was 70.2 Gy, and the median implant dose was 150 Gy. Prostate-specific antigen relapse was defined according to the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Consensus Statement, and toxicity was graded according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group morbidity scoring scale. The median follow-up times for the 3D-CRT and TPI groups were 36 and 24 months, respectively. RESULTS: Eleven patients (8%) in the 3D-CRT group and 12 patients (8%) in the TPI group developed a biochemical relapse. The 5-year PSA relapse-free survival rates for the 3D-CRT and the TPI groups were 88% and 82%, respectively (P = .09). Protracted grade 2 urinary symptoms were more prevalent among patients treated with TPI compared with 3D-CRT. Grade 2 urinary toxicity, which was manifest after the implant and persisted for more than 1 year after this procedure, was observed in 45 patients (31%) in the TPI group. In these 45 patients, the median duration of grade 2 urinary symptoms was 23 months (range, 12 to 70 months). On the other hand, acute grade 2 urinary symptoms resolved within 4 to 6 weeks after completion of 3D-CRT, and the 5-year actuarial likelihood of late grade 2 urinary toxicity for the 3D-CRT group was only 8%. The 5-year actuarial likelihood of developing a urethral stricture (grade 3 urinary toxicity) for the 3D-CRT and TPI groups was 2% and 12%, respectively (P<.0002). Of 45 patients who developed grade 2 or higher urinary toxicity after TPI, the likelihood of resolution or significant improvement of these symptoms at 36 months from onset was 59%. The 5-year likelihood of grade 2 late rectal toxicity for the 3D-CRT and TPI patients was similar (6% and 11%, respectively; P = .97). No patient in either group developed grade 3 or higher late rectal toxicity. The 5-year likelihood of posttreatment erectile dysfunction among patients who were initially potent before therapy was 43% for the 3D-CRT group and 53% for the TPI group (P = .52). CONCLUSION: Both 3D-CRT and TPI are associated with an excellent PSA outcome for patients with early-stage prostate cancer. Urinary toxicities are more prevalent for the TPI group and subsequently resolve or improve in most patients. In addition to evaluating long-term follow-up, future comparisons will require detailed quality-of-life assessments to further determine the impact of these toxicities on the overall well-being and quality of life of the individual patient.  (+info)

Pelvic radiation with concurrent chemotherapy compared with pelvic and para-aortic radiation for high-risk cervical cancer. (2/1081)

BACKGROUND AND METHODS: We compared the effect of radiotherapy to a pelvic and para-aortic field with that of pelvic radiation and concurrent chemotherapy with fluorouracil and cisplatin in women with advanced cervical cancer. Between 1990 and 1997, 403 women with advanced cervical cancer confined to the pelvis (stages IIB through IVA or stage IB or IIa with a tumor diameter of at least 5 cm or involvement of pelvic lymph nodes) were randomly assigned to receive either 45 Gy of radiation to the pelvis and para-aortic lymph nodes or 45 Gy of radiation to the pelvis alone plus two cycles of fluorouracil and cisplatin (days 1 through 5 and days 22 through 26 of radiation). Patients were then to receive one or two applications of low-dose-rate intracavitary radiation, with a third cycle of chemotherapy planned for the second intracavitary procedure in the combined-therapy group. RESULTS: Of the 403 eligible patients, 193 in each group could be evaluated. The median duration of follow-up was 43 months. Estimated cumulative rates of survival at five years were 73 percent among patients treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy and 58 percent among patients treated with radiotherapy alone (P=0.004). Cumulative rates of disease-free survival at five years were 67 percent among patients in the combined-therapy group and 40 percent among patients in the radiotherapy group (P<0.001). The rates of both distant metastases (P<0.001) and locoregional recurrences (P<0.001) were significantly higher among patients treated with radiotherapy alone. The seriousness of side effects was similar in the two groups, with a higher rate of reversible hematologic effects in the combined-therapy group. CONCLUSIONS: The addition of chemotherapy with fluorouracil and cisplatin to treatment with external-beam and intracavitary radiation significantly improved survival among women with locally advanced cervical cancer.  (+info)

Concurrent cisplatin-based radiotherapy and chemotherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer. (3/1081)

BACKGROUND AND METHODS: On behalf of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, we performed a randomized trial of radiotherapy in combination with three concurrent chemotherapy regimens -- cisplatin alone; cisplatin, fluorouracil, and hydroxyurea; and hydroxyurea alone -- in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Women with primary untreated invasive squamous-cell carcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, or adenocarcinoma of the cervix of stage IIB, III, or IVA, without involvement of the para-aortic lymph nodes, were enrolled. The patients had to have a leukocyte count of at least 3000 per cubic millimeter, a platelet count of at least 100,000 per cubic millimeter, a serum creatinine level no higher than 2 mg per deciliter (177 micromol per liter), and adequate hepatic function. All patients received external-beam radiotherapy according to a strict protocol. Patients were randomly assigned to receive one of three chemotherapy regimens: 40 mg of cisplatin per square meter of body-surface area per week for six weeks (group 1); 50 mg of cisplatin per square meter on days 1 and 29, followed by 4 g of fluorouracil per square meter given as a 96-hour infusion on days 1 and 29, and 2 g of oral hydroxyurea per square meter twice weekly for six weeks (group 2); or 3 g of oral hydroxyurea per square meter twice weekly for six weeks (group 3). RESULTS: The analysis included 526 women. The median duration of follow-up was 35 months. Both groups that received cisplatin had a higher rate of progression-free survival than the group that received hydroxyurea alone (P<0.001 for both comparisons). The relative risks of progression of disease or death were 0.57 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.42 to 0.78) in group 1 and 0.55 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.40 to 0.75) in group 2, as compared with group 3. The overall survival rate was significantly higher in groups 1 and 2 than in group 3, with relative risks of death of 0.61 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.44 to 0.85) and 0.58 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.41 to 0.81), respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Regimens of radiotherapy and chemotherapy that contain cisplatin improve the rates of survival and progression-free survival among women with locally advanced cervical cancer.  (+info)

Cisplatin, radiation, and adjuvant hysterectomy compared with radiation and adjuvant hysterectomy for bulky stage IB cervical carcinoma. (4/1081)

BACKGROUND: Bulky stage IB cervical cancers have a poorer prognosis than smaller stage I cervical cancers. For the Gynecologic Oncology Group, we conducted a trial to determine whether weekly infusions of cisplatin during radiotherapy improve progression-free and overall survival among patients with bulky stage IB cervical cancer. METHODS: Women with bulky stage IB cervical cancers (tumor, > or =4 cm in diameter) were randomly assigned to receive radiotherapy alone or in combination with cisplatin (40 mg per square meter of body-surface area once a week for up to six doses; maximal weekly dose, 70 mg), followed in all patients by adjuvant hysterectomy. Women with evidence of lymphadenopathy on computed tomographic scanning or lymphangiography were ineligible unless histologic analysis showed that there was no lymph-node involvement. The cumulative dose of external pelvic and intracavitary radiation was 75 Gy to point A (cervical parametrium) and 55 Gy to point B (pelvic wall). Cisplatin was given during external radiotherapy, and adjuvant hysterectomy was performed three to six weeks later. RESULTS: The relative risks of progression of disease and death among the 183 women assigned to receive radiotherapy and chemotherapy with cisplatin, as compared with the 186 women assigned to receive radiotherapy alone, were 0.51 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.34 to 0.75) and 0.54 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.34 to 0.86), respectively. The rates of both progression-free survival (P<0.001) and overall survival (P=0.008) were significantly higher in the combined-therapy group at four years. In the combined-therapy group there were higher frequencies of transient grade 3 (moderate) and grade 4 (severe) adverse hematologic effects (21 percent, vs. 2 percent in the radiotherapy group) and adverse gastrointestinal effects (14 percent vs. 5 percent). CONCLUSIONS: Adding weekly infusions of cisplatin to pelvic radiotherapy followed by hysterectomy significantly reduced the risk of disease recurrence and death in women with bulky stage IB cervical cancers.  (+info)

The Denolin Lecture 1998. Towards measurement of coronary blood flow in patients and its alteration by interventions. (5/1081)

AIM: Several methods of measuring coronary blood flow in intact conscious man are reviewed, on the basis of personal contributions or the experiences of our teams. METHODS AND RESULTS: It is important to distinguish between global, regional and transmural blood flow measurements. The advantages and limitations of the following methods are discussed: diffusible inert and radioactive tracers, dye dilution, roentgendensitometry, magnetic resonance imaging and contrast echocardiography. In interventional cardiology it is most important to be able to measure flow through single coronary vessels. Information on coronary artery Doppler velocity during vasodilation and at rest is less useful than the concept of fractional flow reserve. This is based on pressure measurements under maximal vasodilation to ascertain the presence of borderline flow-limiting lesions. This information is necessary in order to decide whether to proceed with angioplasty or not. CONCLUSIONS: The historical design of percutaneous coronary angioplasty and beta-irradiation of coronary restenosis, established under the author's guidance, are put into perspective. The author pays tribute to many excellent colleagues who worked with him at the Zurich and Geneva University Hospitals.  (+info)

Bromodeoxyuridine alternating with radiation for advanced uterine cervix cancer: a phase I and drug incorporation study. (6/1081)

PURPOSE: Preclinical studies show a significant increase in the ratio of the radiosensitizer bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) in tumors versus the intestinal mucosa during the drug elimination period, compared with the ratio during drug infusion. We constructed a phase I study in patients with locally advanced cervix cancer, using alternating cycles of BUdR and radiation therapy (RT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients with stage IIB to IVA cervix cancer participated. A treatment cycle consisted of a 4-day BUdR infusion followed by a week of pelvic RT, 15 Gy twice daily in 1.5-Gy fractions. After three cycles, additional BUdR was infused, followed by brachytherapy. The fraction of thymidine replaced by BUdR and the fraction of cells incorporating BUdR were determined in rectal mucosa and tumor biopsies at the end of the first BUdR infusion (day 5), at the middle of the first RT week (day 10), and at the time of brachytherapy. RESULTS: Dose-limiting toxicity was observed in one of 16 patients receiving 1,000 mg/m2/d x 4 days and in both patients receiving 1,333 mg/m2/d x 4 days each cycle. After a median follow-up of 39 months, 12 patients (66%) were free of pelvic disease and nine (50%) were alive and disease free. The ratio of tumor to rectum BUdR incorporation averaged 1.5 to 1.8 and did not differ significantly between day 5 and day 10. A trend toward reduced ratio was observed at brachytherapy. Drug-containing cells in rectal biopsies migrated from the crypts to the mucosal surface. CONCLUSION: In this schedule, 1,000 mg/m2/d is the maximum-tolerated dose of BUdR. BUdR incorporation levels in tumors were consistent with clinically significant radiosensitization. The migration of BUdR-containing rectal mucosa cells from the crypts to the surface at the time of RT suggests that this regimen may offer a relative sparing of the mucosa from radiosensitization.  (+info)

Late coronary occlusion after intracoronary brachytherapy. (7/1081)

BACKGROUND: Intracoronary brachytherapy appears to be a promising technology to prevent restenosis. Presently, limited data are available regarding the late safety of this therapeutic modality. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of late (>1 month) thrombosis after PTCA and radiotherapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: From April 1997 to March 1999, we successfully treated 108 patients with PTCA followed by intracoronary beta-radiation. Ninety-one patients have completed at least 2 months of clinical follow-up. Of these patients, 6.6% (6 patients) presented with sudden thrombotic events confirmed by angiography 2 to 15 months after intervention (2 balloon angioplasty and 4 stent). Some factors (overlapping stents, unhealed dissection) may have triggered the thrombosis process, but the timing of the event is extremely unusual. Therefore, the effect of radiation on delaying the healing process and maintaining a thrombogenic coronary surface is proposed as the most plausible mechanism to explain such late events. CONCLUSIONS: Late and sudden thrombosis after PTCA followed by intracoronary radiotherapy is a new phenomenon in interventional cardiology.  (+info)

Proliferative potential of malignant glioma cells before and after interstitial brachytherapy. (8/1081)

The viability of tumor cells in radionecrotic tissue after interstitial brachytherapy (BRTX) was evaluated using immunohistochemical markers of proliferative potential in primary and recurrent tumors. Tumor specimens from 30 patients with malignant gliomas (14 anaplastic astrocytomas, 16 glioblastomas) taken before and after BRTX were examined using MIB-1 monoclonal antibody. Histological examination of specimens obtained by craniotomy or stereotactic biopsy after BRTX revealed tumor recurrence in 18 patients and radionecrosis in 12 patients including two with pure radionecrosis and 10 with a mixture of both tumor and radionecrosis. The MIB-1 index of the tumors with radionecrosis was 7.6 +/- 5.5%, and that of the primary tumors was 17.0 +/- 11.2%, showing a significant difference (p < 0.05). There was no significant difference between the MIB-1 index of the primary tumors with local recurrence after BRTX and the primary tumors which underwent radionecrosis. Although morphologically viable tumor cells were found in the radionecrotic tissue, BRTX causes a reduction in the proliferative potential of these tumor cells.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - American Brachytherapy Society consensus guidelines for locally advanced carcinoma of the cervix. Part III. T2 - Low-dose-rate and pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy. AU - Lee, Larissa J.. AU - Das, Indra J.. AU - Higgins, Susan A.. AU - Jhingran, Anuja. AU - Small, William. AU - Thomadsen, Bruce. AU - Viswanathan, Akila N.. AU - Wolfson, Aaron. AU - Eifel, Patricia. PY - 2012/1/1. Y1 - 2012/1/1. N2 - Purpose: To develop a guideline for quality practice of low-dose-rate (LDR) and pulsed-dose-rate (PDR) brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer. Methods: Members of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) with expertise in cervical cancer brachytherapy formulated updated guidelines for LDR and PDR brachytherapy for locally advanced (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] Stages IB2-IVA) cervical cancer based on literature review and clinical experience. Results: The ABS strongly recommends the use of brachytherapy as a component of the definitive ...
TOLEDO, OH - 5 Apr, 2017 - Bionix Radiation Therapy will be exhibiting at the 2017 American Brachytherapy Society Annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 20-22, 2017.. Bionix will be featuring cutting edge precision balloon technology for esophageal, anal and rectal cancers. Bionix is excited to announce a new brachytherapy solution at the ABS Annual meeting, be sure to visit booth #310 to witness the unveiling of this new solution.. The event takes place at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Bionix will be showcasing their solutions for anal and rectal cancers, the AR-1TM, or anorectal applicator, a disposable brachytherapy applicator designed specifically for the treatment of anal and rectal cancers. Along with the E-AppTM, or esophageal applicator, a disposable brachytherapy applicator designed specifically for the treatment of upper GI cancers.. To learn more about the 2017 American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting, visit their Website at: ...
Thiagarajan, A., Lin, K., Lu, J.J., Tan, L.K.S., Loh, T.K.S., Goh, B.C., Lin, K., Tiong, C.E. (2006). Sequential external beam radiotherapy and high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy in T1 and T2 nasopharyngeal carcinoma: An evaluation of long-term outcome. Laryngoscope 116 (6) : 938-943. [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.MLG.0000215173.14473. ...
Capital Regional Cancer Center also offers High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy (HDR) - an internal radiation therapy method that delivers a highly localized therapeutic dose of radiation directly to the tumor location. The radioactive source is applied using temporarily placed applicators. HDR involves a shortened treatment duration and is almost performed as an outpatient. As the therapy is extremely focused, the dose to surrounding organs and tissues is minimized, reducing potential side effects of treatment.. ...
Permanent prostate brachytherapy involves placing many radioactive seeds within the prostate to treat prostate cancer. During the procedure, an ultrasound probe is placed in the rectum to help guide the placement of seeds. The seeds emit radiation that dissipates over a few months.. ...
BEBIG - brachytherapy prostate cancer, brachytherapy for prostate cancer, microsources for brachytherapy treatment of prostate cancer
Lu, J.J., Shakespeare, T., Back, M., Mukherjee, R., Wynne, C.J., Goh, B.C., Tan, K.S.L., Tiong, C.E. (2004). Adjuvant High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy after Chemoradiation for Treatment of Early T-Stage Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials 27 (2) : 132-135. [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.coc.0000046592.90778. ...
Introduction: A phase-II study was planned to test the effect of external beam radiotherapy in combination with endobronchial brachytherapy on the local control and survival of stage-III non-small cell lung cancer patients. Materials and methods: Thirty patients with stage-III non-small cell lung cancer have been treated with 60 Gy external beam radiotherapy and 3 x 5 Gy HDR endobronchial brachytherapy to control tumor and to prolong survival. Results: Therapy regimen was found to be very effective for the palliation of major symptoms, palliation rates were 42.8% for cough, 95.2% for hemoptysis, 88.2% for chest pain and 80.0% for dyspnea. There was a 76.7% tumor response (53.3% complete, 23.3% partial) verified by chest CT scans and bronchoscopy. However, median locoregional disease free survival was 9 +/- 4 months (95% Cl: 1-17) and it was only 9.6% at 5 years. Major side effects were radiation bronchitis (70.0%), esophagitis (6.6%) in the acute period and bronchial fibrosis (25%), esophagial ...
It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation that we invite you to attend the 2017 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual Meeting. Our meeting theme is the Value of Brachytherapy in Multidisciplinary Cancer Care and the meeting will be held at the Boston World Trade Center in the historic city of Boston, from April 20 - 22. Dan Petereit and Ann Kopp our Scientific Program Chairs for the meeting, and together with the co-chairs is putting together a very enriching and stimulating program. A wide variety of national and international speakers have been invited to present their data and to debate controversial issues. We will again offer the Judith Stitt Best Abstract Awards that will be highlighted in a plenary session. The Resident Travel Awards will continue to encourage resident involvement in the society and we will again offer a Residents Luncheon at our meeting. The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center is Located in the bustling Seaport District, one of Bostons most popular ...
High-dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) is an effective therapy modality for patients with localized prostate cancer (CaP) of all risks. In contrast to an external beam radiotherapy and low-dose rate brachytherapy (LDR-BT), in these patients, the interstitial HDR-BT, the total radiation dose and fractionation is not unambiguously defined. Between 2009-2018 35 patients with localized CaP (6 (17.1%) low-risk patients, 21 (60%) patients medium-risk and 8 (22.9%) high-risk) were treated with HDR-BT, as the only treatment (monotherapy) in the General Hospital Medical System Belgrade. The group of patients with medium-risk and high-risk were merged into a single group (group with a higher-risk). Technique implementation of HDR-BT was similar as in the LDR-BT. Application of needles, segmentation, delineation, and planning of HDR-BT was performed with transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and izocentrically mounted radioscopic C-arm. Irradiation was done on the Microselectron-HDR brachytherapy unit wit...h a ...
Experiences of high dose rate brachytherapy: Hello, I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I have stage T2 with Gleason of 3+4, and psa of 10. Although it seems to be contained it appears to be close to the nerves surrounding the prostate which makes nerve sparing RP unlikely to succeed. I have been...
To observe the effect of different high-dose-rate (HDR) intracavitary brachytherapy dose schedules on equieffective dose in 2 Gy per fraction (EQD2).
Guidelines are suggested for LDR brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Practitioners and cooperative groups are encouraged to use these guidelines to formulate their treatment and dose-reporting policies.
TY - JOUR. T1 - High-dose-rate brachytherapy using molds for lip and oral cavity tumors. AU - Unetsubo, Teruhisa. AU - Matsuzaki, Hidenobu. AU - Takemoto, Mitsuhiro. AU - Katsui, Kuniaki. AU - Hara, Marina. AU - Katayama, Norihisa. AU - Waki, Takahiro. AU - Kanazawa, Susumu. AU - Asaumi, Jun-Ichi. PY - 2015/4/8. Y1 - 2015/4/8. N2 - Background: High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy using the mold technique is a less invasive treatment for early lip and oral cavity cancer. However, limited reports exist regarding the feasibility of this method. In this retrospective study, we evaluated the outcome of this therapy and investigated its feasibility for lip and oral cavity tumors. Methods: Between May 2002 and December 2010, 17 patients (median age, 80.0years) with histologically confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the lip or oral cavity were treated by means of HDR brachytherapy using the mold technique after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Tumor sites included the buccal mucosa in eight cases, the ...
A noteworthy study recently published in JAMA® (The Journal of the American Medical Association) by a multi-institutional group of prostate cancer experts, concluded that men with high risk prostate cancer treated with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), brachytherapy seed implant, and hormone deprivation therapy, were associated with significantly better prostate cancer-specific mortality rates (deaths caused by prostate cancer) compared to radical prostatectomy or EBRT with hormone deprivation therapy.2. Additionally, researchers from the British Columbia Cancer Agency, published a landmark, Level 1 evidence trial, that concluded men with Intermediate & High-Risk prostate cancer randomized to low-dose brachytherapy boost, EBRT, and hormone deprivation (versus men randomized to EBRT boost, EBRT and hormone deprivation therapy) were twice as likely to be free of biochemical failure (detectable and rising Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)) at a median follow-up of 6.5 years.3. Peter Orio, DO, ...
1 Sung et al. Safety and efficacy of radioactive seed localization with I-125 prior to lumpectomy and/or excisional biopsy. European Journal of Radiology. 2013; 82. 1453-1457. 2 Chiu et al. Radioactive seed localization of non-palpable breast lesions in an academic comprehensive cancer program community hospital setting. The American Surgeon. 2014; 80: 675-679. 3 Diego et al. Localizing high risk lesions for excisional breast biopsy: a comparison between radioactive seed localization and wire localization. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014; 21: 3268-3272. 4 Barentsz et al. Radioactive seed localization for non-palpable breast cancer. British Journal of Surgery. 2013; 100: 582-588. 5 Murphy et al. Radioactive seed localization compared to wire localization in breast-conserving surgery: Initial 6-Month Experience. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013; 20: 4121-4127. 6 McGhan et al. Radioactive seed localization for non-palpable breast lesions: Review of 1,000 consecutive procedures at a single ...
ALSIO VIEJO, Calif. - Cianna Medical, maker of the SAVI® breast brachytherapy applicator, recently announced the launch of BEST Forum™, a new educational resource for physicians to obtain the latest findings and research in breast brachytherapy and gain insights into best practices and available technology.. Both online and in person, BEST Forum (www.theBESTForum.com) brings together world-renowned thought leaders in the field of breast cancer care to discuss their extensive experiences and research in brachytherapy, treatment and clinical outcomes.. Breast brachytherapy is a form of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), a shortened course of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer patients following lumpectomy surgery.. At the BEST Forum website, which launched in early May, physicians can view presentations from brachytherapy experts, as well as download white papers, presentation slides and supporting clinical data, and register for future presentations.. Were excited to ...
There has been much controversy over the past several years regarding the best treatment option for prostate cancer. To date, there is no clear-cut data to prove the advantage of surgery over other treatment options. Recently, there has been a new enthusiasm for IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) and proton beam radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. Again, there is no data to support that either therapy is superior to brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. However, there is data suggesting that brachytherapy is superior to IMRT. Data from the latest Meeting of the American Brachytherapy Society, presented by Michael Zelefsky, M.D. from Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY (June 2009), compared 2292 patients that were treated with IMRT or brachytherapy. Results found that the 7-year PSA relapse-free survival (PRFS) for low-risk patients was 92.4% for patients treated with brachytherapy and 91.6% for patients treated with IMRT. However, the 7-year PRFS for ...
Purpose:. To conduct a Phase III randomized trial for favorable tier intermediate risk prostate cancer and selected favorable risk tumors to evaluate the difference in Quality of Life in the urinary domain between LDR and HDR brachytherapy.. Hypothesis:. Because of more rapid dose delivery with HDR compared to LDR brachytherapy (15 minutes vs. 6 months) and more precise control of dose to adjacent critical structures (prostatic and bulbo-membranous urethra and anterior rectal wall), HDR prostate brachytherapy has been associated with more rapid recovery from acute symptoms and a more favorable side effect protocol when used as a boost in combination with external beam radiotherapy. The hypothesis is that this advantage will be maintained when brachytherapy is used as monotherapy without the addition of external beam radiation.. Justification:. In British Columbia, LDR prostate brachytherapy is the current standard for selected men with favorable risk prostate cancer who are not suitable for, or ...
Even though the women in the study were treated with brachytherapy before the ASTRO guidelines were developed, the results suggest that many women unsuitable for brachytherapy are getting brachytherapy. This possibility is more of a concern because brachytherapy use has continued to increase since 2007 when the last of the patients in this study were treated.. Findings from another large study suggest that brachytherapy may not be as effective as whole-breast radiation therapy at reducing recurrence risk. Women in that study who got brachytherapy after lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer were nearly twice as likely to later have a mastectomy because of cancer recurrence compared to women who got traditional whole-breast radiation therapy. That study also found that treatment complications -- such as rib fracture, breakdown of fat in the breast (fat necrosis), breast pain, and inflammation in the lungs -- were more likely among women treated with brachytherapy. Some of these higher ...
The article outlines the approach to applying the mechatronic technologies and robotic systems in carrying out the brachytherapy operations. To calculate the elastic state of the flexible needles of different geometry in the prostate model, a mathematical model of the flexible needle deformation has been applied which took into account the medium reaction and was based on the theory of flexible and elastic rods. The numeric calculations for different types of needles have been introduced for the first time. Also for the first time the advantages of applying flexible needles for brachytherapy procedure have been mathematically justified.
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Endovascular brachytherapy has been successfully modified by scientists at Isotopen Technologie München AG (ITM), solving problems of radiation exposure to Rhenium-188. The researchers are now producing Rhenium-188 with previously unknown high specific activity in a new type of generator, Isotopen Technologie reports. |br /|, Endovascular brachytherapy has been successfully modified by scientists at Isotopen Technologie München AG (ITM), solving problems of radiation exposure to Rhenium-188. The researchers are now producing Rhenium-188 with previously unknown high specific activity in a new type of generator, Isotopen Technologie reports. |br /|
The Head and Neck Working Group of the GEC-ESTRO (Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie - European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) published in 2009 the consensus recommendations for low-dose rate, pulsed-dose rate and high-dose rate brachytherapy in head & neck cancers. The use of brachytherapy in combination with external beam radiotherapy and/or surgery was also covered as well as the use of brachytherapy in previously irradiated patients. Given the developments in the field, these recommendations needed to be updated to reflect up-to-date knowledge.. The present update does not repeat basic knowledge which was published in the first recommendation but covers in a general part developments in (1) dose and fractionation, (2) aspects of treatment selection for brachytherapy alone versus combined BT+EBRT and (3) quality assurance issues.. Detailed expert committee opinion intends to help the clinical practice in lip-, oral cavity-, oropharynx-, nasopharynx-, and superficial cancers. ...
Global Brachytherapy Afterloaders, Brachytherapy Seeds Industry 2016 Deep Market Research Report Published by QYResearch at researchbeam.com . Global Brachytherapy Afterloaders, Brachytherapy Seeds Industry 2016 Deep Market Research Report is a research report by Key Manufacturers, Applications, Developments and Trends with covering regions China, US, Europe & Japan
Learn about brachytherapy seeds, is a basic part of brachytherapy treatments for cancer. Radiation can be delivered inside the body using a brachytherapy seed.
The co-incidence of synchronous intraepithelial neoplasia and early stage invasive lung cancer is not a rare phenomenon. The need for curative treatment and the invasive potential of squamous cell pulmonary carcinoma in situ have been a topic of controversy. Surgical resection still remains the treatment of choice. Varieties of endoscopic techniques such as brachytherapy were developed as an alternative to surgery in selected patients. External beam radiation therapy has been used traditionally in combination with endobronchial brachytherapy in the treatment of roentgenographically occult lung cancer, and can be offered for all patients, but is handicapped, because these tumors are radiographically invisible ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Trans-urethral ultrasound imaging of the prostate for applications in prostate brachytherapy. T2 - Medical Imaging 2001: Visualization, Display, and Image-Guided Procedures. AU - Holmes, D.. AU - Davis, B.. AU - Bruce, C.. AU - Wilson, T.. AU - Robb, R.. PY - 2001/1/1. Y1 - 2001/1/1. N2 - 3D Trans-Urethral Ultrasound (TUUS) imaging is a new imaging technique for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease. Our current research focuses on the potential of TUUS in therapy guidance during transperineal interstitial permanent prostate brachytherapy (TIPPB). TUUS may complement or potentially replace x-ray fluoroscopy and TRUS in providing data for determining the prostate boundary and radiation source locations. Prostate boundary detection and source localization using TUUS were tested on an ultrasound-equivalent prostate phantom and in a patient during TIPPB. Data collection was conducted with a 10 French, 10 MHz ultrasound catheter controlled by an Acuson Sequoia™ ...
SAM-CME credits available here High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy has been an option for managing localized prostate cancer since the early 1990s. Several fe...
ISO 21439:2009 specifies methods for the determination of absorbed-dose distributions in water or tissue that are required prior to initiating procedures for the application of beta radiation in ophthalmic tumour and intravascular brachytherapy]. Recommendations are given for beta-radiation source calibration, dosemetry measurements, dose calculation, dosemetric quality assurance, as well as for beta-radiation brachytherapy treatment planning. Guidance is also given for estimating the uncertainty of the absorbed dose to water. ISO 21439:2009 is applicable to sealed radioactive sources, such as plane and concave surface sources, source trains of single seeds, line sources, shell and volume sources, for which only the beta radiation emitted is of therapeutic relevance.. The standardization of procedures in clinical dosemetry described in ISO 21439:2009 serves as a basis for the reliable application of beta-radiation brachytherapy. The specific dosemetric methods described in ISO 21439:2009 apply ...
Purpose: Treatment of choroidal melanoma (CMM) with either iodine-125 (I125) plaque brachytherapy or enucleation yields similar survival outcomes. As such, we have used brachytherapy as primary treatment for large CMMs for more than a decade. Herein, we evaluate our cohort of patients with large CMM initially treated with plaque brachytherapy to determine rate of and factors associated with secondary enucleation.. Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients with large CMMs diagnosed and treated at our institution from January 1, 1988 to February 1 2013. Main outcome measures were need for secondary enucleation, local tumor recurrence, all cause mortality, development of metastases, initial apical tumor height and maximal basal diameter.. Results: 245 patients with large CMM were treated primarily with plaque brachytherapy. Local control was achieved in 230 patients (93.8%). Of the 15 patients (6.2%) with local recurrence, 8 underwent secondary enucleation and 7 deferred further treatment. ...
Within the recent resurgence of brachytherapy as treatment for prostate cancer, many new devices have been conceived in the preparation of surgical brachytherapy equipment. Specifically, this work encompasses the automated preparation of preloaded surgical brachytherapy applicators or needles through the loading of radioactive seed elements and benign spacer elements. While traditionally a manual operation, current device methodology in this application revolves around semi-automatic mechanical interaction within the element loading procedure. Mechanical interaction can subject elements to damage, specifically seed elements due to thin metallic construct. Damage to elements within a loading system can result in failure of the performed brachytherapy treatment causing potential harm to the patient. Hesitancy in acceptance of these mechanical separation element loading devices can be attributed to the failure nature of these devices. This work seeks to solve the current issue of element damage ...
Purpose The treatment planning (TP) in high-dose-rate (HDR) endobronchial brachytherapy (EB) can be based on various forms of imaging. In the case of lung cancer, one-dimensional or two-dimensional imaging is standard. The dose coverage of the target (planning target volume - PTV) and organs...
The UWADCL is capable of calibrating the following low energy brachytherapy sources, or applicable well chambers utilizing them. All sources are calibrated in units of air kerma strength (U). For I-125, Pd-103, and Ir-192, each source model is a separate calibration point. The Cs-137 calibration point will cover most tube-type sources in the medical community.. For dosimetry information regarding specific seed models, please click here to go to the AAPM/RPC Joint Registry of Low-energy Brachytherapy Seeds meeting the AAPM dosimetric prerequisites.. ...
Doctors can use brachytherapy alone or in addition to external-beam radiation therapy to provide a boost of radiation to a tumor while sparing surrounding normal tissue. Brachytherapy may be able to deliver higher doses of radiation to some cancers than external-beam radiation therapy while causing less damage to normal tissue.. Several brachytherapy techniques are used in cancer treatment, based on locations of cancer, dose and period of treatment. Interstitial brachytherapy uses a radiation source placed within tumor tissue, such as within a prostate tumor. Intracavitary brachytherapy uses a source placed within a surgical cavity or a body cavity, such as the chest cavity, near a tumor. Episcleral brachytherapy, which is used to treat melanoma inside the eye, uses a source that is attached to the eye.. In interstitial brachytherapy, radioactive isotopes are sealed in tiny pellets, the size of a grain of rice. These seeds are placed in the body using delivery devices, such as needles, ...
A growing instance of cancer across the globe is a primary factor boosting revenue growth of the global brachytherapy devices market. Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) has studied the global brachytherapy devices market in a new report titled Brachytherapy Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2022. The report focuses on the benefits of brachytherapy as a more effective therapy for the treatment of cancer that employs radiation in doses that are concentrated and localized to the cancer cells. Brachytherapy devices are popular as they facilitate efficient treatment in a relatively shorter time period with low side effects. This is a major growth driver for the global brachytherapy devices market. The report highlights the different drivers and factors likely to impact market growth over the forecast period.. Request for Sample Report: https://www.mrrse.com/sample/3509. The brachytherapy devices market is estimated to reach a ...
The options available for patients with recurrent prostate cancer are limited. Men who have failed external-beam irradiation as the primary treatment are rarely considered for potentially curative salvage therapy. Traditionally, only palliative treatments have been offered with hormonal intervention or simple observation. A significant percentage of these patients have only locally recurrent cancer and are thus candidates for curative salvage therapy. Permanent brachytherapy with iodine-125 or palladium-103 has been used in an attempt to eradicate the remaining prostate cancer and prevent the need for additional intervention. It is critical in this population to identify patients most likely to have distant metastases or who are unlikely to suffer death or morbidity from their recurrence, in order to avoid potential treatment morbidity in those unlikely to benefit from any intervention. Following salvage brachytherapy, up to 98% of these cancers may be locally controlled, and 5-year freedom from second
The dosimetry of sources used in interstitial brachytherapy has been the subject of considerable research in recent years. A number of articles have appeared (Appendix C) introducing revised calibration standards, source strength specification quantities, and dose calculation formalisms. Some of these articles advocate revision of basic dosimetry data, including dose rate constants, radial dose functions, and anisotropy functions for 192Ir, 125I, and 103Pd sources. In particular, the Interstitial Collaborative Working Group (ICWG), which was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, has completed its final report. With all these reports appearing in the literature, the medical physics community is faced with a confusing situation regarding the selection of dosimetry data. Therefore, the Radiation Therapy Committee of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in 1988 formed Task Group No. 43 to review the recent publications on the dosimetry of interstitial brachytherapy sources ...
Varian Medical Systems will be exhibiting its complete line of hardware, software, and applicators for HDR and LDR brachytherapy, including the VariSource iX, GammaMedplus iX and the GammaMedplus 3/24 iX HDR afterloaders, the BrachyVision treatment planning system plus the Vitesse module for using transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images as the basis for a prostate cancer treatment plan. For LDR treatments, the VariSeed treatment planning system is a leading system for this highly specialized form of brachytherapy.. ...
125I brachytherapy of locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer after one cycle of first-line chemotherapy:a comparison with best supportive care Jingjing Song* Xiaoxi Fan* Zhongwei Zhao* Minjiang Chen* Weiqian Chen, Fazong Wu, Dengke Zhang, Li Chen, Jianfei Tu, Jiansong Ji Department of Interventional Radiology, Zhejiang University Lishui Hospital, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Lishui Central Hospital, Lishui, Zhejiang, Peoples Republic of China *These authors have contributed equally to this work Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided 125I brachytherapy alone in improving the survival and quality of life of patients with unresectable locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after one cycle of first-line chemotherapy.Patients and methods: Sixteen patients with locally advanced NSCLC were treated with CT-guided 125I brachytherapy after one cycle of first-line chemotherapy (group A). Sixteen
Brachytherapy (the term is derived from the Greek word brachys, which means brief or short) refers to cancer treatment with ionizing radiation delivered via radioactive material placed a short distance from, or within, the tumor. In prostate cancer, brachytherapy involves the ultrasound- and template-guided insertion of radioactive seeds into...
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Indinavir and ritonavir may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. It is not yet known whether external-beam radiation therapy is more effective with or without indinavir and ritonavir in treating patients with brain metastases.. PURPOSE: This randomized phase II trial is studying external-beam radiation therapy alone to see how well it works compared to external-beam radiation therapy given together with indinavir and ritonavir in treating patients with brain metastases. ...
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - BioLucent, Inc. today announced the launch of its SAVI™ applicator. The SAVI device offers a multi-catheter, single-entry approach to breast brachytherapy as part of breast-conserving cancer treatment.. The product introduction occurs at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO), November 5-9 in Philadelphia. BioLucent will exhibit the new device at the companys Booth No. 1439.. The SAVI applicator is for use in accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) after lumpectomy. The applicator is a hybrid of two earlier APBI approaches, combining the tissue-sparing dosimetry of interstitial brachytherapy with the single-entry ease of intracavitary (balloon) brachytherapy.. The SAVI applicators ability to deliver a precisely targeted dose of radiation is designed to give more flexibility in treatment planning to the radiation oncologist and physicist.. APBI was developed as an alternative to whole-breast irradiation. Both ...
A study by researchers at Brigham and Womens Hospital found that brachytherapy treatment was associated with better cause-specific survival and overall survival in women with cervical cancer. The population-based analysis also revealed geographic disparities and decline in brachytherapy treatment in the United States.
The oncology centre at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital in Krugersdorp has considerably bolstered its cancer treatment options, with the introduction of high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, an internally delivered form of radiation therapy for the treatment of various kinds of cancers.. HDR brachytherapy involves the application of a radioactive source in close proximity to malignant tumours in order to destroy them or reduce their size. Used to treat a range of cancers including cervical, uterus, endometrial, and oesophageal, the introduction of this technology at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital provides oncologists with an important tool in the fight against the disease, says Dr Cindy Aitton, head of Netcares Cancer Care division.. Dr Paul Paradza, one of the oncologists at the hospitals oncology centre, says HDR brachytherapy is highly effective, and can be used as a stand-alone treatment in suitable cases, or in conjunction with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery and external beam ...
Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for delivering brachytherapy into a target tissue region, e.g., a breast. In some embodiments, a flexible brachytherapy device is implanted that includes a therapy delivery portion having one or more radioactive sources securely retained thereto, and a tail portion extending from the therapy delivery portion. The brachytherapy device may be implanted in a helical configuration within the target tissue region. To assist in placement and removal of the brachytherapy device, a tubular sheath may be implanted by attaching (e.g., sliding over) a helically coiled needle that is advanced into the body by screw-like rotation. Once implanted, the sheath and the brachytherapy device may extend outside the body, where they may be folded and secured flat against the skin. The device and sheath may be removed at therapy completion.
For patients with advanced or recurrent gynecologic malignancies, interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT) has been shown to improve local control, while maintaining an acceptable toxicity profile [1]. Patients with complex and bulky disease are often indicated for the brachytherapy component to be delivered using a perineal template to guide the ISBT implant. Though treatment regimens vary, the application of the prescription dose is commonly delivered over three to six fractions from a single perineal implant that is sutured to the patient [1,2,3]. These fractions are delivered a minimum of six hours apart, with the total treatment time spanning multiple, consecutive days. To aid in the safe adoption of complex high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy gynecologic treatments, consensus-based commissioning guidelines provide a standardized approach to minimize treatment errors [4]; however, the availability of institutional resources create differences in practical clinical implementation, which often ...
This study is the first to show that platelet activation is increased by the brachytherapy currently applied in clinical practice. A notable increase was found after brachytherapy compared with PCI without irradiation. We have previously identified increased platelet activation after conventional PCI as an independent risk factor for acute ischaemic events.20 The data on radiation delivery devices submitted for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval showed that patients treated with radiation benefit from a reduction in recurrent stenosis but also have the disadvantage of an increased rate of thrombotic events.192324 Thrombotic occlusions are associated with increased mortality after PCI21 and an increased risk of myocardial infarctions after VBT.1419232526 The increase in platelet activation after brachytherapy is not suppressed by concomitant treatment with aspirin and clopidogrel. Both drugs were given to all 23 patients three to four weeks before elective brachytherapy. In the group ...
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... -170 is gaining popularity as an X-ray source for cancer treatment via brachytherapy (sealed source radiation therapy). ... Development of New Tm-170 Radioactive Seeds for Brachytherapy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of ... Brachytherapy. 10 (6): 461-465. doi:10.1016/j.brachy.2011.01.012. PMID 21397569. Ayoub, Amal Hwaree et al. ... "Comparison of high-dose rate prostate brachytherapy dose distributions with iridium-192, ytterbium-169, and thulium-170 sources ...
It can then be imaged by CT or MRI so that targeted brachytherapy can be tailored to the lesion as the malignancy evolves. Smit ... Brachytherapy. 14 (6): 905-9. doi:10.1016/j.brachy.2015.07.005. PMID 26329165. v t e. ... MRI-based target delineation for cervical cancer treatment within a rapid workflow environment for image-guided brachytherapy: ...
Cesaretti, JA; Sheu, R-D; Yeh-Chi, L; Stoch, RG; Jenkins, AL (2008). "A novel technique of intracavitary 125I Brachytherapy for ... vertebral body metastases". Brachytherapy. 7 (2): 164-5. doi:10.1016/j.brachy.2008.02.224. Singh, H; Meyer, SA; Hecht, A; ...
Adjuvant vaginal brachytherapy for early-stage endometrial cancer: A comprehensive review". Brachytherapy. 16 (1): 95-108. doi: ... Causes are external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), or brachytherapy. It is one of the most prevalent side effects of pelvic ... Harkenrider MM, Block AM, Alektiar KM, Gaffney DK, Jones E, Klopp A, Viswanathan AN, Small W (2017). "American Brachytherapy ... "EVALUATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF VAGINAL STENOSIS AFTER BRACHYTHERAPY". Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem. 25 (2). doi:10.1590/0104 ...
Aronowitz, Jesse N.; Robison, Roger F. (2010). "Howard Kelly establishes gynecologic brachytherapy in the United States". ... Brachytherapy. 9 (2): 178-184. doi:10.1016/j.brachy.2009.10.001. PMID 20022564. Rebecca Skloot (2 February 2010). The Immortal ...
"American Brachytherapy Task Group Report: Adjuvant vaginal brachytherapy for early-stage endometrial cancer: A comprehensive ... However, most cervical cancers are asymptomatic (present no symptoms). Vaginal intracavity brachytherapy (VBT) is used to treat ... ISBN 978-0-323-28781-4. "Cervical, Endometrial, Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers - Gynecologic Brachytherapy". radonc.ucla.edu. ... "Vaginal cuff brachytherapy in endometrial cancer - a technically easy treatment?". Cancer Management and Research. 9: 351-362. ...
"What is Brachytherapy?". American Brachytherapy Society. Retrieved 8 August 2020. "Surgery for Prostate Cancer". www.cancer.org ... Brachytherapy with implanted seeds (for prostate cancer) was first described in 1983. Systemic chemotherapy for prostate cancer ... called brachytherapy. Cancer that has spread to other parts of the body is usually treated also with hormone therapy, to ...
"Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy". Swedish Covenant Hospital. Retrieved 2011-03-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) " ... Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago offered Xoft's Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System treatment, beginning in 2008. The ... "iCAD to acquire electronic brachytherapy specialist Xoft" (press release), medicalphysicsweb.org, December 17, 2010. Jarzemsky ... the Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System, was found to have left test subjects "riddled ... with hundreds of tiny particles ...
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The Hazy Dawn of Brachytherapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology (49) 1998 223-232 Harvie, David I. The Radium Century. Endeavor 1999 ...
Contact x-ray brachytherapy (also called "CXB", "electronic brachytherapy" or the "Papillon Technique") is a type of radiation ... Brachytherapy is delivered by placing radiation source(s) inside or next to the area requiring treatment. Brachytherapy is ... 2007). "Radiobiological concepts for brachytherapy". In Devlin P (ed.). Brachytherapy. Applications and Techniques. ... A course of brachytherapy can often be completed in less time than other radiation therapy techniques. This can help reduce the ...
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Vision Reporter (9 April 2016). "Mulago's new brachytherapy system improves cancer treatment". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 9 ... brachytherapy system from Elekta. The system is part of a two-year renovation plan that UCI is implementing at a cost of US$49 ...
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"A 10-year experience of pediatric brachytherapy". International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 32 (2): 451- ...
In brachytherapy planning involves selecting the appropriate catheter positions and source dwell times (in HDR brachytherapy) ... Brachytherapy planning Image-guided radiation therapy Thariat, Juliette; Hannoun-Levi, Jean-Michel; Sun Myint, Arthur; Vuong, ... or seed positions (in LDR brachytherapy). The more formal optimization process is typically referred to as forward planning and ... Optimization of Catheter Position and Dwell Time in Prostate HDR Brachytherapy using HIPO and Linear Programming. World ...
The Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy has not been recalled. Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute offers surgical techniques including ... In the media: The hospital's Axxent FlexiShield Mini study-treatment adjunct to the Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy breast ...
These include brachytherapy, biopsy, neuroscience research and tumor removal. One type of tumor removal that would greatly ...
Radioactive iodine brachytherapy at the margins of wedge excision may reduce the risk of recurrence. Rarely, removal of a whole ... Evidence for brachytherapy, however, is less than that for external beam radiotherapy. Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) ... If cancer growth blocks a short section of bronchus, brachytherapy (localized radiotherapy) may be given directly inside the ... Reveiz L, Rueda JR, Cardona AF (December 2012). "Palliative endobronchial brachytherapy for non-small cell lung cancer". The ...
Small lesions can be treated with iodine-125 plaque brachytherapy. Distant metastases and mortality are rare. Mortality may ... "Management of medulloepithelioma of the ciliary body with brachytherapy". American Journal of Ophthalmology. 133 (6): 841-843. ...
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The brachytherapy isotopes are sold under the brandname Blu. The company went public in 2005. Isoray's corporate headquarters ... Isoray) is a national isotope-based medical company and the sole producer of Cesium brachytherapy sources, which are expanding ... Isoray is a registered manufacturer with the FDA and holds multiple 510(k) clearances for brachytherapy devices. ... brachytherapy treatments for difficult to treat cancers. ...
The same properties of the isotope make it useful for brachytherapy, and for certain nuclear medicine scanning procedures, in ... The 126I tolerable content (which is set by the unwanted isotope interfering with dose calculations in brachytherapy) lies at ... Iodine-125 is used therapeutically in brachytherapy treatments of tumors. For radiotherapy ablation of tissues that absorb ... Pd-103 for permanent prostate brachytherapy accessed June 22, 2010. Frketich, Joanna (30 December 2019). "Shortages expected as ...
Brachytherapy and EBRT can also be used, singly or in combination, when there is a contraindication for hysterectomy. Both ... It can be delivered through vaginal brachytherapy (VBT), which is becoming the preferred route due to its reduced toxicity, or ... external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Brachytherapy involves placing a radiation source in the organ affected; in the case of ...
The other radioisotopes of iodine are never used in brachytherapy. The use of 131I as a medical isotope has been blamed for a ... and in brachytherapy treatment (isotope confined in small seed-like metal capsules), where the low-energy gamma radiation ...
Brachytherapy with implanted seeds (for prostate cancer) was first described in 1983. Systemic chemotherapy for prostate cancer ... Mouraviev V, Evans B, Polascik TJ (2006). "Salvage prostate cryoablation after primary interstitial brachytherapy failure: a ... Treatment by external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy, cryosurgery, high-intensity focused ultrasound, and prostatectomy ...
... brachytherapy. He developed a new type of nuclear medicine gamma camera, known as the "Ter-Pogossian camera." In 1951 Ter- ...
Brachytherapy is a procedure to implant radioactive seeds (pellets) into the prostate gland to kill prostate cancer cells. The ... Types of brachytherapy:. *Low-dose rate brachytherapy is the most common type of treatment. The seeds stay inside your prostate ... Brachytherapy is often used for men with prostate cancer that is found early and is slow-growing. Brachytherapy has fewer ... Brachytherapy takes 30 minutes or more, depending on the type of therapy you have. Before the procedure, you will be given ...
Find out how brachytherapy is done and who its for. ... low-dose-rate brachytherapy. Intracavity brachytherapy Open pop ... During brachytherapy cancer treatment, radioactive material is placed inside your body. ... Permanent prostate brachytherapy. Permanent prostate brachytherapy. Permanent prostate brachytherapy involves placing many ... Intracavity brachytherapy. Intracavity brachytherapy. During intracavity brachytherapy, an applicator containing a radioactive ...
Brachytherapy is a form of internal radiation therapy that uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. It ... Where is brachytherapy used?. Brachytherapy is mainly used to treat cancer of the prostate, cervix and womb but may also be ... Brachytherapy may be given on a permanent or temporary basis.. In permanent brachytherapy, seeds containing the radioactive ... For temporary brachytherapy, a catheter or applicator is used to deliver the radiotherapy to a target site. In cases of low ...
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  • For temporary brachytherapy, a catheter or applicator is used to deliver the radiotherapy to a target site. (news-medical.net)
  • May 14, 2012 (Barcelona, Spain) - Image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) with concomitant chemoradiation for cervical cancer is "highly effective, with acceptable side effects," and is poised to dramatically change the treatment of cervical cancer in Europe and North America, according to 2 studies presented here at ESTRO 31: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 2012 Annual Conference. (medscape.com)
  • These findings further endorse the important role of radiotherapy - brachytherapy, in this particular situation - in organ-sparing curative approaches to cancer," she said in a statement. (medscape.com)
  • The radiotherapy treatment planning system Oncentra® Brachy offers the latest and most advanced tools to make the best possible brachytherapy plan. (elekta.com)
  • Alektiar KM, Brennan MF, Singer S (2011) Local control comparison of adjuvant brachytherapy to intensity-modulated radiotherapy in primary high-grade sarcoma of the extremity. (springer.com)
  • Anacak Y, Mogulkoc N, Ozkok S et al (2001) High dose rate endobronchial brachytherapy in combination with external beam radiotherapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer. (springer.com)
  • Astrom L, Pederson D, Mercke C et al (2005) Long-term outcome of high dose rate brachytherapy in radiotherapy of localised prostate cancer. (springer.com)
  • L OW-DOSE rate (LDR) prostate brachytherapy is a method of delivering radiotherapy by implanting radioactive sources into and around the prostate gland [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • There is limited information about survival effect of vaginal brachytherapy (VBT) and its comparison to external beam pelvic radiotherapy (EBRT) and no radiotherapy (no-RT) of endometrial cancer patients. (springer.com)
  • Blake P, Swart AM, Orton J, Kitchener H, Whelan T, Lukka H et al (2009) Adjuvant external beam radiotherapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer (MRC ASTEC and NCIC CTG EN.5 randomised trials): pooled trial results, systematic review, and meta-analysis. (springer.com)
  • The oldest form of radiotherapy, brachytherapy now uses the latest in computer and radioactive source technology. (varian.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiotherapy that gives treatment directly to the cervix and the area close by. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Internal radiotherapy is called brachytherapy. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Brachytherapy is a form of radiotherapy where a sealed radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment results have demonstrated that the cancer-cure rates of brachytherapy are either comparable to surgery and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) or are improved when used in combination with these techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brachytherapy contrasts with unsealed source radiotherapy, in which a therapeutic radionuclide (radioisotope) is injected into the body to chemically localize to the tissue requiring destruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • A course of brachytherapy can be completed in less time than other radiotherapy techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients receiving brachytherapy generally have to make fewer visits for radiotherapy compared with EBRT, and overall radiotherapy treatment plans can be completed in less time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of radiotherapy, or radiation treatment, offered to certain cancer patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Investigators found no statistically significant difference in survival between radical prostatectomy alone and external beam radiotherapy plus brachytherapy with or without ADT after adjusting for im. (bioportfolio.com)
  • In Arm 1, patients with locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy will receive tumor-targeted salvage HDR brachytherapy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Arm 1 of the study will be coordinated and closely integrated with a separate concurrent study of MRI-guided prostate biopsy, which will be performed prior to accrual to Arm 1 of this trial (UHN 05-0641-C). In arm 2, patients with locally advanced prostate cancer will receive a boost of prostate-targeted HDR brachytherapy during external beam radiotherapy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • pointed out that brachytherapy is an effective and safe treatment option for patients with endobronchial carcinoma who cannot receive surgery or external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) [ 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • From new data on medical outcomes to the costs and benefits of running a brachytherapy practice, Brachytherapy, Second Edition is the first and last word on what still is considered the most conformal radiotherapy technique in the field. (springerpub.com)
  • Whilst low, medium, and highdose rate techniques are covered, emphasis is placed on high dose rate afterloading techniques which are likely to replace most other forms of brachytherapy in the future.ABOUT THE SERIES:Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease. (indigo.ca)
  • Brachytherapy (from the Greek word brachy , meaning "short-distance"), also known as internal radiotherapy , sealed source radiotherapy , curietherapy or endocurietherapy , is a form of radiotherapy where a radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. (thefullwiki.org)
  • [ 5 ] Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies such as surgery, External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy . (thefullwiki.org)
  • Brachytherapy used as an adjunct to external beam radiotherapy for treatment of otherwise unresectable lung cancers is no longer recommended. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The chapters on the physics of brachytherapy and the technical planning of internal and surface radiotherapy are designed to enhance the practitioner's knowledge base and capabilities in this demanding specialty field. (springer.com)
  • or women with stage IIIB squamous cervical cancer, cisplatin added to radiotherapy plus high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRB) is associated with improved disease-free survival. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Several options are available for the treatment of such a localized tumour: besides complete surgical removal of the prostate (prostatectomy) or radiation with an external radiation source (external beam radiotherapy), low-dose-rate (LDR) permanent interstitial brachytherapy offers another therapy option. (scienceblog.com)
  • Compared to external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy may also have a less detrimental effect on bowel function. (scienceblog.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of a radiotherapy in which a source of radiation is place inside or very close to the area which requires treatment. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • A course of Brachytherapy is likely to last for a lesser time as compared to other techniques and method of radiotherapy for treating breast cancer and this can reduce the chances of cancer cells from surviving between each radiotherapy sitting. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • You are going to have internal radiotherapy also known as Brachytherapy or high dose radiation (HDR) for your cancer. (newcastle-hospitals.org.uk)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of radiotherapy, which is given internally (inside the body). (newcastle-hospitals.org.uk)
  • Brachytherapy can be used as the main treatment or as part of a combination of treatments that may include surgery and external beam radiotherapy. (newcastle-hospitals.org.uk)
  • Brachytherapy is given at the radiotherapy department at Newcastle Freeman Hospital, which has a special room for this treatment. (newcastle-hospitals.org.uk)
  • The Department of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center recently published a study that used endorectal coil MRI to assess recurrence of prostate cancer after treatment with combination brachytherapy and external-beam radiotherapy. (medscape.com)
  • These results "will prevent unnecessary hysterectomies in young women with cervical cancer and will significantly reduce the resultant toxicities associated with the combination of surgery after chemoradiation," said Dr. Viswanathan, who is president-elect of the American Brachytherapy Society, director of gynecologic radiation oncology at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, and associate professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. (medscape.com)
  • Arthur DW, Vicini F, Kuske RR, Wazer DE, Nag S (2002) Accelerated partial breast irradiation: an updated report from the American Brachytherapy Society. (springer.com)
  • Aspects of dosimetry and clinical practice of skin brachytherapy: The American Brachytherapy Society working group report. (medworm.com)
  • 2012) PMID: 22265436 - "American Brachytherapy Society consensus guidelines for locally advanced carcinoma of the cervix. (wikibooks.org)
  • It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation that we invite you to attend the 2017 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual Meeting. (tsnn.com)
  • The American Brachytherapy Society finds many men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer are not presented with a highly effective minimally invasive treatment option: Prostate Brachytherapy Seed Implants. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • Brachytherapy involves the placement of radiation sources nearby or inside a tumor. (news-medical.net)
  • In permanent brachytherapy, seeds containing the radioactive material are implanted either inside or nearby the tumor. (news-medical.net)
  • Brachytherapy has the advantage of delivering a high dose to the tumor while sparing the surrounding normal tissues. (springer.com)
  • Arthur DW, Winter K, Kuske RR et al (2008) A phase II trial of brachytherapy alone after lumpectomy for select breast cancer: tumor control and survival outcomes of RTOG 95-17. (springer.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy in which seeds, ribbons, or capsules that contain a radiation source are placed in your body, in or near the tumor. (cancer.gov)
  • Interstitial brachytherapy , in which the radiation source is placed within the tumor. (cancer.gov)
  • With internal radiation (brachytherapy), sealed sources of radioactivity are placed near or within the tumor. (allnurses.com)
  • With brachytherapy, radioactive seeds are placed inside or close to the tumor(s). (mskcc.org)
  • This proposal is innovative in two fundamental ways: MRI-guidance, and specific tumor targeting for HDR brachytherapy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Stereotactic needle placement under MRI-guidance enables two critical steps in tumor-targeted brachytherapy: 1) directly guiding brachytherapy catheters to sites of tumor recurrence, and 2) permitting treatment planning and delivery to be based on 3D MRI images. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This study will build the evidence supporting the concept of MRI-guidance and tumor-targeted HDR brachytherapy in the management of prostate cancer. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy uses sealed radioactive sources to deliver radiation dose to a tumor over a short distance via intracavitary or interstitial placement. (hindawi.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a treatment for cancer where radioactive sources are placed in or directly next to the tumor. (upstate.edu)
  • The advantage of brachytherapy is that the radiation dose is delivered directly to the tumor while very little radiation is absorbed by nearby healthy tissues. (upstate.edu)
  • Brachytherapy , also called internal radiation, is an advanced cancer treatment that utilizes radioactive seeds or sources by placing them in or near the tumor itself. (utmedicalcenter.org)
  • So once a woman has a lumpectomy and the tumor is removed, brachytherapy or accelerated partial breast radiation really only treats one to 2 centimeters of tissue surrounding where the tumor used to be. (medindia.net)
  • The overall effect of HDR brachytherapy is to deliver short and precise amounts of high-dose radiation to a tumor while minimizing healthy tissue exposure. (blausen.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a procedure in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor (also called internal radiation, implant radiation or interstitial radiation therapy). (safety-video-bmsh.com)
  • With brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation therapy (RT), implants are surgically inserted in or near cancerous tissue to deliver a curative radiation dose directly to the tumor while limiting exposure for surrounding healthy tissue. (eurekalert.org)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of cancer treatment in which radioactive implants are inserted directly into the tissue near the tumor site. (eurekalert.org)
  • Brachytherapy is an important component of treatment that escalates the dose of radiation to the primary tumor while minimizing the dose to critical organs at risk. (eurekalert.org)
  • [i] Other studies have shown that the use of 3D image-guided brachytherapy using interstitial needles that expand the treatment area and conform to the shape of the tumor is associated with improved clinical outcomes, especially for patients with larger tumors. (prnewswire.com)
  • Brachytherapy involves the precise placement of radiation sources directly at the site of a tumor and is typically used to treat low and intermediate risk prostate cancers. (innovations-report.com)
  • An investigation on the late side effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has revealed that the technique delivers higher radiation doses to the tumor without additional treatment-related complications afterwards. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • In both types of brachytherapy, the radiation is directed to the cancer at the tumor site, enhancing cancer control while minimizing exposure to nearby healthy tissue and vital organs. (mclaren.org)
  • Through internal brachytherapy, it is often possible to deliver larger doses of radiation to a tumor than external-beam irradiation with less damage to normal tissue. (montefiore.org)
  • High-dose rate brachytherapy lasts about 30 minutes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Brachytherapy may be given as "low dose" or "high dose. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Either high-dose or low-dose brachytherapy may be used. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. (mayoclinic.org)
  • HDR brachytherapy is a temporary type of prostate brachytherapy that involves placing radioactive sources in the prostate gland and delivering a high dose of radiation in a few minutes before the sources are removed. (mayoclinic.org)
  • With proper case selection and delivery technique, high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy eliminates radiation exposure, allows short treatment times, and can be performed on an outpatient basis. (springer.com)
  • Alekhteyar KM, Porter AT, Herskovic AM (1994) Preliminary results of hyperfractionated high dose rate brachytherapy in soft tissue sarcoma. (springer.com)
  • Alektiar KM, McKee A, Venkatraman E et al (2002b) Intravaginal high-dose-rate brachytherapy for stage IB (FIGO grade 1, 2) endometrial cancer. (springer.com)
  • Allison R, Sibata C, Sarma K et al (2004) High-dose-rate brachytherapy in combination with stenting offers a rapid and statistically significant improvement in quality of life for patients with endobronchial recurrence. (springer.com)
  • Brachytherapy can be given as high-dose-rate, low-dose-rate or pulsed-dose-rate treatment. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • As the radiation sources can be precisely positioned at the tumour treatment site, brachytherapy enables a high dose of radiation to be applied to a small area. (wikipedia.org)
  • During high-dose radiation brachytherapy, your doctor inserts the radioactive material into your body for a brief period time, usually about 30 minutes. (sutterhealth.org)
  • There are two types of brachytherapy - high dose-rate (HDR) and low dose-rate (LDR). (wikipedia.org)
  • A Medicare cost analysis of MRI- versus CT-based high-dose-rate brachytherapy of the cervix: Can MRI-based planning be less costly? (bioportfolio.com)
  • High-dose brachytherapy is a bit more involved and will require a hospital visit. (howstuffworks.com)
  • This pilot study initiates a research program testing the early technical and clinical performance of a novel procedure for MRI-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • It can be delivered as high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy over several minutes, or as low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy over two or three days. (loyolamedicine.org)
  • HDR brachytherapy is associated with a high dose gradient, with the dose decreasing rapidly away from the source. (hindawi.com)
  • RxPG] The delivery of localized radiation treatment directly to cancer sites using high dose rate x- rays on demand has significant potential to improve cancer treatment, according to a recent symposium on Electronic Brachytherapy at the 15th Annual Meeting of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). (rxpgnews.com)
  • PMID 1526873 , 1992 - "High dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix: the Madison system: I. Clinical and radiobiological considerations. (wikibooks.org)
  • PMID 1526874 , 1992 - "High dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix: the Madison system: II. (wikibooks.org)
  • Note that the results of this study are derived from a single institution's experience and did not compare high-dose brachytherapy against other treatment options. (medpagetoday.com)
  • BOSTON, Sept. 24 -- In patients with localized prostate cancer, high-dose brachytherapy seems to outdo the competition, according to results of a single-center study. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In disease control, high-dose brachytherapy was comparable with that of external beam radiation therapy for historical controls with or without concomitant interstitial seed implants, showed long-term data reported at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology meeting here. (medpagetoday.com)
  • With a median follow-up of 90 months, high-dose brachytherapy has led to a PSA disease-free survival of almost 90%, said Rufus Mark, M.D., of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Low-dose and high-dose ultrasound-guided brachytherapy often is combined with external beam radiation for treatment of localized prostate cancer, although data from several sources suggest the strategy is no better than interstitial implants alone. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In contrast, data on high-dose brachytherapy alone are scant. (medpagetoday.com)
  • P. J. Hoskin: Prostate cancer: permanent low dose rate seed brachytherapy and temporary high dose rate afterloading brachytherapy8. (indigo.ca)
  • High Dose Rate, or HDR, brachytherapy is a revolutionary new form of internal radiation which temporarily exposes abnormal tissue to a high amount of radiation. (blausen.com)
  • A recent clinical trial found high-dose-rate of brachytherapy 19 Gray (Gy) treatment which is administered as a single, escalated dose to be safe and effective for the treatment of localized prostate cancer in men. (medindia.net)
  • High dose rate of brachytherapy implant in a single dose is found to be safe and effective for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. (medindia.net)
  • While, the newly discovered high-dose rate brachytherapy implant is capable of delivering the dose in one treatment, after which the implant can be removed from the body. (medindia.net)
  • High dose rate brachytherapy can be administered as about four to nine treatment sessions. (medindia.net)
  • In the mid-1980s, publications distinguished low-dose-rate (LDR) from high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2017 - Results from a new prospective clinical trial indicate that high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy administered in a single, 19 Gray (Gy) treatment may be a safe and effective alternative to longer courses of HDR treatment for men with localized prostate cancer. (eurekalert.org)
  • Specific guidance for delivering high dose-rate brachytherapy to improve quality and safety is offered in a new white paper from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • To evaluate the feasibility of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy in eyelid tumors. (cun.es)
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy is an innovative form of internal radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. (firsthealth.org)
  • For larger prostate cancers or those that have a greater chance of spreading beyond the prostate, brachytherapy may be used along with other treatments, such as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or hormone therapy. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies such as surgery, EBRT and chemotherapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • These characteristics of brachytherapy provide advantages over EBRT - the tumour can be treated with very high doses of localised radiation whilst reducing the probability of unnecessary damage to surrounding healthy tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of HDR brachytherapy enables overall treatment times to be reduced compared with EBRT. (wikipedia.org)
  • To evaluate the cancer control outcomes and long-term treatment-related morbidity of brachytherapy as well as combination brachytherapy and EBRT in patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer. (bioportfolio.com)
  • indicated that patients with locally recurrent nasopharynx cancer who received EBRT combined with brachytherapy had fewer severe late side effects compared with those treated with EBRT alone [ 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • In contrast to EBRT in which high-energy x-rays are directed at the tumour from outside the body, brachytherapy involves the precise placement of radiation sources directly at the site of the cancerous tumour. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Of the 7,359 patients identified, the researchers found that 63 percent of these women received brachytherapy in combination with EBRT, and 37 percent received EBRT alone. (eurekalert.org)
  • In terms of patient survival, brachytherapy was associated with a higher four-year cause-specific survival (64.3 percent vs. 51.5 percent) and overall survival (58.2 percent vs. 46.2 percent) compared to EBRT alone. (eurekalert.org)
  • The standard treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer is EBRT with concurrent chemotherapy, followed by brachytherapy. (eurekalert.org)
  • The radiation component of this approach includes external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with a brachytherapy boost. (prnewswire.com)
  • Data from a published clinical study demonstrated that cervical cancer patients receiving a brachytherapy boost following EBRT had 12 percent better overall survival at four years compared with patients receiving EBRT alone. (prnewswire.com)
  • Prostate brachytherapy can be used as a monotherapy for low- and intermediate-risk patients or in combination with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) as a form of dose escalation for selected intermediate- and high-risk patients. (ebscohost.com)
  • A population-based analysis looking at almost 13,000 cases revealed that men who received brachytherapy alone or in combination with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) had significantly reduced mortality rates. (innovations-report.com)
  • However, brachytherapy treatment for high-risk patients is less common and controversial, given in part to early retrospective studies that found it to be associated with lower cure rates compared to EBRT. (innovations-report.com)
  • Although studies like this cannot prove an advantage for brachytherapy, our report does suggest that brachytherapy is no less effective than EBRT and should be considered for some men with high-risk prostate cancer. (innovations-report.com)
  • Researchers identified 12,745 Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database patients diagnosed from 1988 to 2002 with high-grade prostate cancer of poorly differentiated grade and treated with brachytherapy (7.1 percent), EBRT alone (73.5 percent) or brachytherapy plus EBRT (19.1 percent). (innovations-report.com)
  • Treatment with brachytherapy alone or brachytherapy in combination with EBRT, the researchers found, was associated with significant reduction in prostate cancer-specific mortality rates compared to EBRT alone. (innovations-report.com)
  • Significant predictors of use of brachytherapy or brachytherapy plus EBRT were younger age, later year of diagnosis, urban residence and earlier T-stage. (innovations-report.com)
  • But if you look at the biology and theory behind it, it makes sense: you can really give a lot more dose with brachytherapy than with EBRT alone to the prostate. (innovations-report.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a procedure to implant radioactive seeds (pellets) into the prostate gland to kill prostate cancer cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Permanent prostate brachytherapy involves placing many radioactive seeds within the prostate to treat prostate cancer. (mayoclinic.org)
  • These long, hollow tubes are loaded with the brachytherapy devices, such as seeds, and inserted into the tissue where the seeds are released. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Permanent brachytherapy uses implants called pellets or seeds. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • LDR brachytherapy is permanent prostate brachytherapy that involves placing radioactive seeds in the prostate gland permanently, where they slowly release radiation over several months. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Using the robotic approach we are able to record the needle insertion forces and motion trajectories measured during the actual brachytherapy needle insertion while implanting radioactive seeds in the prostate gland [ 3 , 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • In low-dose radiation brachytherapy, the radioactive seeds-about the size of rice grains-stay inside your body and put out a small amount of radiation for several months. (sutterhealth.org)
  • With ocular (eye) brachytherapy, a gold plaque (thin gold sheet) with radioactive seeds is placed on the surface of your eye during a surgery (see Figure 1). (mskcc.org)
  • Loyola also performs an even higher number of prostate brachytherapy procedures, also known as prostate seed implant, a unique treatment where radioactive "seeds" are permanently implanted in the prostate and slowly release radiation to kill your cancer. (loyolamedicine.org)
  • Intraoperative dosimetry in prostate brachytherapy requires localization of the implanted radioactive seeds. (psu.edu)
  • Brachytherapy is a popular treatment modality for localized prostate cancer, where radioactive seeds are implanted through 18 gauge needles into the prostate via a perineal template with rectal ultrasound guidance. (knowcancer.com)
  • We propose to study botox intraprostatic injection during brachytherapy to see whether this improves urinary symptoms or avoids need for urinary tract instrumentation over this 6-8 month post-operative period when one wants to avoid manipulating the radioactive seeds. (knowcancer.com)
  • Low dose radiation (LDR) prostate cancer brachytherapy treatment involves the insertion of small radionuclide pellets or seeds the size of a pencil lead and about .5 cm in length directly into the prostate for the treatment of prostate cancer confined to the prostate gland," stated William Walker, PhD, President/CEO for Oncology Med. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Based on information received from inside the industry on the success of treatment of prostate cancer with LDR brachytherapy seeds, we anticipate current programs to remain in place and stable with the possibility of expansion in the number of current cases over the next year," stated Jack Sloan, Senior Vice President of Operations and Sales. (bio-medicine.org)
  • IsoRay has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its premarket notification for Proxcelan Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds, allowing the company to preload Cesium-131 into flexible braided strands and surgical mesh. (healthimaging.com)
  • Discusses brachytherapy, the implantation of radioactive seeds, as a treatment for prostate cancer. (ebscohost.com)
  • The article discusses the effectiveness of the low-dose brachytherapy, or the insertion of radioactive "seeds", on the treatment of cancer. (ebscohost.com)
  • The NRC states that the use of a dose-based definition "captures insignificant events as medical events," echoing concerns raised by ASTRO about the incorrect characterization of medically acceptable implants-such as brachytherapy seeds-as medical events. (radiologytoday.net)
  • It strengthened the prospects of using TRUS and X-ray to guide prostate brachytherapy in the OR, eliminating the current limitation of the TRUS system in being unable to localize seeds in relation to the prostate. (jhu.edu)
  • In this paper, we preset an automatic segmentation algorithm that simultaneously segments the tracking fiducial and brachytherapy seeds, thereby minimizing the need for manual intervention. (jhu.edu)
  • In addition, through the innovative use of image processing techniques such as mathematical morphology, Hough transforms, and RANSAC, our method can detect and separate overlapping seeds that are common in brachytherapy implant images. (jhu.edu)
  • Currently, the 2 most common permanent radioactive sources for brachytherapy seeds are I-125 and Pd-103. (medscape.com)
  • The results of the study by Dr. Mazeron's team, as well as those from a second study - a multicenter analysis of IGABT in Europe - represent "a significant change in the standard management of cervical cancer and show the value of image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer patients," said Akila Viswanathan, MD, chair of the session, in an interview with Medscape Medical News . (medscape.com)
  • Although she herself performs image-guided brachytherapy, this would be a new approach for many physicians in the United States, she said in an interview. (medscape.com)
  • Other brachytherapy techniques include Pulse Dose Rate (PDR) and Image Guided Brachytherapy (IGBT). (varian.com)
  • Image guided brachytherapy (IGBT) combines advanced imaging techniques with advanced brachytherapy procedures allowing doctors to treat patients quickly and precisely. (varian.com)
  • There is overwhelming clinical evidence that modern image-guided brachytherapy is an effective treatment modality for cervical cancer. (prnewswire.com)
  • Image guided brachytherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer: Improved pelvic control and survival in RetroEMBRACE, a multicenter cohort study. (prnewswire.com)
  • Low-dose rate brachytherapy is the most common type of treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Brachytherapy may cause fewer side effects than does external beam radiation, and the overall treatment time is usually shorter with brachytherapy. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Because brachytherapy focuses radiation in a small treatment area, only that area is affected. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy treatment involves inserting radioactive material into your body near the cancer. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy is mainly used to treat cancer of the prostate, cervix and womb but may also be used in the treatment of head and neck cancer. (news-medical.net)
  • Brachytherapy is radiation treatment that is given directly into your body. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In temporary brachytherapy, implants are removed after the treatment has ended. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • What you experience during brachytherapy depends on whether you receive HDR or LDR treatment. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you have early-stage prostate cancer that's less likely to spread beyond the prostate, brachytherapy may be the only treatment used. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Together you can decide whether prostate brachytherapy is the best treatment for you. (mayoclinic.org)
  • These results show that brachytherapy is the treatment of choice for selected patients whose cancer has not spread into the spongelike regions of the erectile tissue in the penis, the corpus cavernosum," said lead author Alexandre Escande, MD, a resident in radiation oncology at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus, Villejuif, France. (medscape.com)
  • Elekta Brachytherapy solutions are designed for precise, targeted treatment of various cancers such as prostate, breast, skin and surface, rectum and gynecological anatomy. (elekta.com)
  • These include Esteya® electronic brachytherapy, Flexitron® afterloading, Oncentra® Brachy treatment planning, the broadest range of applicators in the industry and Real-time Prostate Solutions. (elekta.com)
  • Real-time Prostate Solutions allow a real-time workflow for HDR and LDR prostate brachytherapy, where the treatment is provided in one single session. (elekta.com)
  • However, when HDR brachytherapy is used, the treatments must be executed carefully, because the short treatment times do not allow any time for correction of errors, and mistakes can result in harm to patients. (springer.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a local treatment and treats only a specific part of your body. (cancer.gov)
  • You will have a 1- to 2-hour meeting with your doctor or nurse to plan your treatment before you begin brachytherapy. (cancer.gov)
  • Your doctor will discuss the type of brachytherapy that is best for you, its benefits and side effects , and ways you can care for yourself during and after treatment. (cancer.gov)
  • Varian Brachytherapy has proven to be a successful treatment for cancers of the prostate, cervix, endometrium, breast, skin, bronchus, oesophagus, and head and neck, as well as soft tissue sarcomas and several other types of cancer. (varian.com)
  • Brachytherapy treats cancer by placing radioactive sources directly into or next to the area requiring treatment. (varian.com)
  • Active in the brachytherapy market since 1994, Varian produces a full range of brachytherapy products including afterloaders, applicators, and treatment planning software. (varian.com)
  • Vaginal brachytherapy is a simpler treatment than brachytherapy if you have not had a hysterectomy. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • With a mean follow-up of 11 months - but as long as 38 months after treatment -- no recurrences have been observed among 122 patients who have had 171 lesions eliminated by the Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy device (iCAD, Sunnyvale, Calif.), said Ajay Bhatnagar, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Brachytherapy is an ideal modality for patients - especially elderly patients - with nonmelanoma skin cancer given the excellent results and convenient schedule," Bhatnagar, who is also co-director of Cancer Treatment Services in Casa Grande, Ariz., said in his oral presentation at the American Society for Radiation Oncology. (medpagetoday.com)
  • He noted that the electronic brachytherapy permits treatment without the use of radioactive isotopes. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Brachytherapy is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate, breast, esophageal and skin cancer and can also be used to treat tumours in many other body sites. (wikipedia.org)
  • If brachytherapy failed, what is the average length of time before recurrence, what are treatment options, outcome rates. (oncolink.org)
  • To meet these requirements, Hologic offers a family of balloon brachytherapy products to provide compassionate treatment options for women with early-stage breast cancer. (hologic.com)
  • This type of treatment is called brachytherapy. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Compared to external beam radiation, brachytherapy can cause fewer side effects and the treatment time is typically shorter. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Recommendations are given for beta-radiation source calibration, dosemetry measurements, dose calculation, dosemetric quality assurance, as well as for beta-radiation brachytherapy treatment planning. (iso.org)
  • The specific dosemetric methods described in ISO 21439:2009 apply to sources for the curative treatment of ophthalmic disease, for intravascular brachytherapy treatment, for overcoming the problem of restenosis and for other clinical applications using beta radiation. (iso.org)
  • This information explains brachytherapy for ocular (eye) tumors, including how to prepare and what to expect during and after your treatment. (mskcc.org)
  • LDR prostate brachytherapy (seed or line source implantation) is a proven treatment for low to high risk localized prostate cancer (when the cancer is contained within the prostate). (wikipedia.org)
  • As described below, LDR brachytherapy has a good side-effect profile with less risk of incontinence or impotence than other treatment options, and is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to major surgery (conventional radical prostatectomy or laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) radical prostatectomy). (wikipedia.org)
  • The high cost of brachytherapy discourages many centers from offering this potentially curative procedure for the treatment of cervical cancer. (bioportfolio.com)
  • One such form of treatment is brachytherapy . (howstuffworks.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS: In the present study, HDR mono-brachytherapy was found to be an effective treatment, with mild long-term side effects difficult to differentiate from aging effects. (medworm.com)
  • The treatment being studied consists of standard brachytherapy with the additional use of MRI to guide the insertion of radioactive applicators. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Brachytherapy at Loyola Medicine is a minimally invasive cancer treatment that administers radiation to treat cancerous tumors. (loyolamedicine.org)
  • Brachytherapy has demonstrated good clinical efficacy, but dose calculations still assume that the treatment environment comprises a water medium around the source. (hindawi.com)
  • As electronic brachytherapy moves closer to clinical practice, all indications are that this technology represents a leap forward in cancer treatment. (rxpgnews.com)
  • The symposium was sponsored by Xoft, Inc., developer of the Axxent(TM) Electronic Brachytherapy System, a proprietary platform designed to deliver non-radioactive, isotope-free radiation treatment in virtually any clinical setting under radiation oncology supervision. (rxpgnews.com)
  • The Electronic Brachytherapy System, which is not currently FDA cleared, uses disposable micro-miniature x-ray radiation sources to deliver treatment. (rxpgnews.com)
  • 2006 PMID 16403584 -- "Recommendations from gynaecological (GYN) GEC ESTRO working group (II): concepts and terms in 3D image-based treatment planning in cervix cancer brachytherapy-3D dose volume parameters and aspects of 3D image-based anatomy, radiation physics, radiobiology. (wikibooks.org)
  • Recent controversy on breast brachytherapy is sparked by the fact that the number of women receiving the treatment is on the rise even before the American Randomized Prospective Trial has been completed and published. (medindia.net)
  • A. With partial breast radiation therapy or breast brachytherapy, the treatment depends on the method employed, but from one centimeter to 2 centimeter of the tissue that is at risk to harbor cancer cells is irradiated. (medindia.net)
  • Q. To what extent does a doctor's intervention help a woman with breast cancer decide what treatment (brachytherapy or WBI) is in her best interest? (medindia.net)
  • A. Brachytherapy takes shorter treatment time, and less normal tissue is treated. (medindia.net)
  • Brachytherapy represents an effective treatment option for many types of cancer. (thefullwiki.org)
  • [ 19 ] This, together with more recent advancements in three dimensional imaging modalities, computerised treatment planning systems and delivery equipment has made brachytherapy a safe and effective treatment for many types of cancer today. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Different types of brachytherapy can be defined according to (1) the placement of the radiation sources in the target treatment area, (2) the rate or 'intensity' of the irradiation dose delivered to the tumour, and (3) the duration of dose delivery . (thefullwiki.org)
  • The two main types of brachytherapy treatment in terms of the placement of the radioactive source are interstitial and contact . (thefullwiki.org)
  • A radiation source can also be placed in blood vessels ( intravascular brachytherapy) for the treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis . (thefullwiki.org)
  • I have completed brachytherapy, chemo therapy (cisplatin) and external radiation therapy - two weeks since the last external radiation treatment, 3 weeks since the last internal (brachy) radiation treatment and 3 weeks since the last chemotherapy treatment. (drugs.com)
  • Oncology trial RTOG 0232 comparing a combined treatment of external beam therapy and brachytherapy (EBT+B) to transperineal interstitial permanent brachytherapy (B) alone indicate a significantly different clinician and patient-reported late toxicity profile between arms despite similarities in progression-free survival results. (news-medical.net)
  • The patient-reported data confirms that brachytherapy alone is the superior treatment for this for men with intermediate risk prostate cancer, with less patient-reported side effects. (news-medical.net)
  • Brachytherapy alone would also be the most cost efficient treatment option for patients,' stated Deborah W. Bruner, RN, PhD, FANN, the abstract's lead author and the Emory University Senior Vice President for Research. (news-medical.net)
  • Called brachytherapy, this treatment consists of introducing radiation directly with tiny implants. (adventisthealth.org)
  • Modern brachytherapy is one of the most important oncological treatment modalities requiring an integrated approach that utilizes new technologies, advanced clinical imaging facilities, and a thorough understanding of the radiobiological effects on different tissues, the principles of physics, dosimetry techniques and protocols, and clinical expertise. (ovid.com)
  • In addition, it presents discussion of the most recent clinical practice in brachytherapy including prostate, gynecology, breast, and other clinical treatment sites. (ovid.com)
  • In the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2009, Oncology Med, a Pittsburgh based cancer treatment solutions group, was successful in renewing all of its current hospital and ambulatory surgery center vendor contracts with facilities in northeast Ohio, western Pennsylvania, New York (Long Island) and eastern Massachusetts for provision of mobile prostate brachytherapy services. (bio-medicine.org)
  • This treatment reduces the exposure for treating prostate tumors surrounded by multiple critical structures, when compared to low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy. (medindia.net)
  • Seven patients were found to experience grade 2 urinary side effects which commonly includes frequency or urgency, these effects were found within six months after treatment with HDR brachytherapy. (medindia.net)
  • Despite reports questioning the potency-sparing advantage associated with brachytherapy, recent elucidations of brachytherapyrelated erectile dysfunction may result in refinement of treatment techniques, an increased likelihood of potency preservation, and ultimately, improved quality of life. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Over the past decade, prostate brachytherapy has been used increasingly as definitive treatment for early-stage carcinoma of the prostate gland, with the majority of the literature on brachytherapy reporting biochemical results as favorable as those in the most positive radical prostatectomy and externalbeam radiation therapy series. (cancernetwork.com)
  • 23] The documentation of sexual function following prostate brachytherapy may help to elucidate the etiology of erectile dysfunction, refine treatment techniques, and lead to an increase in the likelihood of potency preservation. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Although QOL experts have been working to homogenize QOL parameters for comparison between treatment modalities, Merrick and colleagues have detailed specific sexual changes related to brachytherapy by means of an in-depth survey of sexual function that combines the specific erectile questions of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) with a number of more detailed topics. (cancernetwork.com)
  • In contrast to low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy, where radioactive seed implants are placed permanently in the body and gradually deposit low levels of radiation over a period of months, HDR treatments deposit the dose in one treatment, after which the radioactive implant is removed from the patient. (eurekalert.org)
  • Typically, HDR brachytherapy is administered in four to as many as nine treatment sessions, which generally requires multiple invasive procedures to insert the implants. (eurekalert.org)
  • Boston, MA - A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) found that brachytherapy treatment was associated with better cause-specific survival and overall survival in women with cervical cancer. (eurekalert.org)
  • The population-based analysis also revealed geographic disparities and decline in brachytherapy treatment in the United States. (eurekalert.org)
  • Brachytherapy treatment was also independently associated with better cause-specific survival and overall survival. (eurekalert.org)
  • Aetna considers coronary artery brachytherapy (i.e., intra-coronary radiation) in native coronary arteries or coronary artery bypass grafts medically necessary as adjunctive treatment during a second angioplasty/stent placement when blockage has re-occurred within the localized area of a previously placed bare metal stent (i.e., in-stent re-stenosis). (aetna.com)
  • Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) today announced its Venezia™ applicator for gynecological brachytherapy has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of advanced-stage cervical cancer. (prnewswire.com)
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) as a Salvage Treatment for Recurrent Prostate Cancer after Brachytherapy â€" a Feasibility Study. (ebscohost.com)
  • HIFU may be an effective salvage treatment for patients who develop local recurrence after permanent low-dose brachytherapy. (ebscohost.com)
  • According to the researchers, including lead author Xinglei Shen, M.D., a resident in Jefferson's Department of Radiation Oncology and a part-time master's degree student in the Jefferson School of Population Health, the study's findings provide ample evidence to further study brachytherapy as part of an effective treatment strategy for men with high-grade prostate cancer. (innovations-report.com)
  • Vascular brachytherapy (VBT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a higher risk of stent thrombosis than conventional treatment. (bmj.com)
  • A new treatment strategy using ionising radiation for preventing recurrent in-stent restenosis after PCI is catheter based intracoronary β radiation (vascular brachytherapy, VBT). (bmj.com)
  • Dr. Vicini and colleagues provide an excellent review of the experience to date utilizing interstitial brachytherapy in the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Due to the anatomical constraints imposed by the proximity of the bladder and rectum to the prostate and by the vagaries of organ motion, interstitial brachytherapy may prove to be the ultimate modality for providing conformal treatment. (cancernetwork.com)
  • TG-144: Recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on dosimetry, imaging, and quality assurance procedures for 90 Y microsphere brachytherapy in the treatment of hepatic malignancies. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • Brachytherapy treatment was found to be associated with better cause-specific survival and overall survival in women with cervical cancer in a new study. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Prostate Brachytherapy Seed implants, also known as Low-dose-rate brachytherapy (LDR-BT) is a highly effective minimally invasive treatment for organ-confined prostate cancer. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • Unfortunately, many men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer are never presented with Prostate Brachytherapy Seed implants as a treatment option and/or, more regrettably, presented with misinformation. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • Men must be informed of their treatment options and understand the benefits of brachytherapy as a component of their care, as their first shot at a cure is their best shot. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • As in the final report of 2007, IQWiG therefore concludes that it has so far not been proven that, compared to the alternative treatment options, brachytherapy is at least equivalent in respect of the (disease-free) survival of patients. (scienceblog.com)
  • Therefore no sufficiently robust conclusions can be drawn with regard to advantages or disadvantages of brachytherapy compared to other treatment options. (scienceblog.com)
  • Brachytherapy is generally used for the treatment of breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and skin cancer. (onlinecancerguide.com)
  • ASTRO applauds the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for its recent announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment. (radiologytoday.net)
  • As the number of patients seeking permanent implant brachytherapy continues to grow, so does the need for physicians and practices to provide this treatment. (radiologytoday.net)
  • Prostate brachytherapy guided by transrectal ultrasound is a common treatment option for early stage prostate cancer. (jhu.edu)
  • Anisotropy factors used in the NPS treatment planning system for HDR microSelectron 192Ir brachytherapy compared with published calculations and measurements. (psu.edu)
  • HDR brachytherapy is a precise method for delivering radiation treatment to prostate cancer patients. (firsthealth.org)
  • Only your team of urologists and radiation oncologists will be able to determine if HDR brachytherapy will be an effective treatment option for you. (firsthealth.org)
  • In the Pinehurst, NC area the Cancer Center has been offering HDR brachytherapy as a component of a wide variety of treatment options for those patients diagnosed with prostate cancer since 2003 and has the largest HDR prostate treatment program in the state. (firsthealth.org)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation therapy that is often used to treat cancers of the head and neck, breast, cervix, prostate, and eye. (cancer.gov)
  • This is the most common way of giving brachytherapy to the cervix. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Brachytherapy is commonly used to treat cancers of the cervix, prostate, breast, and skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • P. J. Hoskin: Brachytherapy for uterine tumours: cervix and endometrium7. (indigo.ca)
  • Standard therapy for gynecologic cancers involves the use of brachytherapy, also called internal radiation therapy or implant radiation. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The development of smaller radiation sources has widened the application of brachytherapy to cancers of the nasopharynx, esophagus, bronchus, lung, and esophagus [ 6 - 8 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Brachytherapy for high-risk prostate cancers patients has historically been considered a less effective modality, but a new study from radiation oncologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson suggests otherwise. (innovations-report.com)
  • For more advanced prostate cancers, HDR brachytherapy is often combined with external beam radiation. (firsthealth.org)
  • However, external-beam radiation is often utilized together with brachytherapy to treat certain cancers. (montefiore.org)
  • Brachytherapy (brak-e-THER-uh-pee) is a procedure that involves placing radioactive material inside your body. (mayoclinic.org)
  • IGABT is the future of brachytherapy in cervical cancer," said Renaud Mazeron, MD, assistant professor at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France, who presented his institution's 3-year follow-up of the procedure. (medscape.com)
  • In contemporary brachytherapy procedure, needle placement at desired location is challenging due to a variety of reasons. (hindawi.com)
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancer can be easily removed using a form of electronic brachytherapy in a procedure that allows the physician to remain at the bedside while the device is operating, researchers found. (medpagetoday.com)
  • These features of brachytherapy mean that most patients are able to tolerate the brachytherapy procedure very well. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike traditional surgery, LDR brachytherapy requires no incisions and is normally carried out as a day case procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Radiation brachytherapy is a catheterization procedure used to halt the progression of blockages within coronary arteries. (floridahospital.com)
  • As with other catheter-assisted procedures, radiation brachytherapy is not an open heart procedure. (floridahospital.com)
  • The modern prostate brachytherapy procedure is characterized by ultrasound guidance, template assistance, and a return to a "closed" transperineal approach. (osti.gov)
  • [ 7 ] [ 8 ] These features of brachytherapy reflect that most patients are able to tolerate the brachytherapy procedure very well. (thefullwiki.org)
  • The Prostate Brachytherapy placement procedure occurs in the operating room under sterile conditions and general anesthesia. (genesishealth.com)
  • From in vitro experiments, it appears that platelet activation during brachytherapy is not caused by irradiation but by the procedure of catheter based VBT. (bmj.com)
  • In this study, we evaluated our experience with salvage brachytherapy after discovery of biochemical recurrence after a prior brachytherapy procedure. (urotoday.com)
  • however, in our experience the side-effect profile after the second brachytherapy procedure was higher than after the first brachytherapy procedure. (urotoday.com)
  • It does not treat the entire breast, which is why it is called "partial breast" radiation therapy or partial breast brachytherapy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Breast brachytherapy helps prevent breast cancer from returning. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Breast Brachytherapy: Permanent Breast Seed Implants - How and Why? (springer.com)
  • Esteya is a patient-friendly electronic brachytherapy solution for treating skin cancer. (elekta.com)
  • In the presentation, Bhatnagar illustrated how electronic brachytherapy is able to eliminate lesions in difficult areas such as on the eyelids, tip of the nose, and behind the ear with good cosmesis. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Several audience questioners appeared confused about how the electronic brachytherapy worked, requiring further explanation of the techniques by Bhatnagar. (medpagetoday.com)
  • One analysis predicts that the brachytherapy market may reach over US$2.4 billion in 2030, growing by 8% annually, mainly driven by the microspheres market as well as electronic brachytherapy, which is gaining significant interest worldwide as a user-friendly technology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Attended by approximately 75 leading radiation oncologists participating in the ACRO meeting, the symposium, titled "Electronic Brachytherapy: Early Experience and Future Potential" was led by Vivek Mehta, MD, Director for the Center of Advanced Targeted Radiation Therapy at Swedish Cancer Center in Seattle. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Electronic Brachytherapy was designed to leverage all of the clinical benefits of traditional brachytherapy and external beam radiation without the radioactivity, without the concerns associated with handling isotopes and without the need for a shielded bunker," said Dr. Mehta. (rxpgnews.com)
  • The symposium reviewed the results of existing clinical trials in accelerated partial breast irradiation, the potential first use for electronic brachytherapy. (rxpgnews.com)
  • With Xoft's electronic brachytherapy technology, users can control energy level and total dose, allowing more flexibility than isotope-based systems -- but in a non-shielded or lightly shielded clinical environment. (rxpgnews.com)
  • In its first indication for use, the Electronic Brachytherapy System provides both the patient and the radiation oncologist the opportunity to reduce the time required for radiation therapy for early stage breast cancer from seven weeks (for external beam radiation therapy) down to five days. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Many experts believe that these early series were limited by poor brachytherapy technique, and that high-quality contemporary brachytherapy may be an effective tool against high-risk prostate cancer. (innovations-report.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a form of internal radiation therapy that uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. (news-medical.net)
  • Most brachytherapy is put in place through a catheter , which is a small, stretchy tube. (cancer.gov)
  • Multi-catheter internal radiation , also called interstitial needle-catheter brachytherapy. (breastcancer.org)
  • The brachytherapy device including a catheter body member having a proximal end, a distal end, and an outer spatial volume disposed proximate. (google.com)
  • The brachytherapy device including a catheter body member having a proximal end, a distal end, and an outer spatial volume disposed proximate to the distal end of the body member. (google.com)
  • Subsequently, use of the flexible bronchoscope and the polyethylene catheter that holds the radioactive material for brachytherapy was described, along with a description of Iridium-192, the current radiation source. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • HDR intraluminal brachytherapy currently uses flexible bronchoscopy for the placement of a polyethylene catheter and a wire with radio-opaque 1 cm graduations. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • If the brachytherapy implant is a low dose implant, it may be left in for several days. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A small study found that internal radiation therapy, also called brachytherapy, didn't cause the implant capsule to contract. (breastcancer.org)
  • Under the final rule, states authorized by the NRC to regulate radioactive materials, such as those used in brachytherapy, must maintain a consistent program for reporting medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and strive to avoid conflicts, duplications, and gaps in reporting. (radiologytoday.net)
  • The final rule makes several key changes to how the NRC defines medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy, most notably adopting activity-based rather than dose-based criteria for event reporting. (radiologytoday.net)
  • Brachytherapy or the internal radiation therapy (RT), involves surgical insertion of the implants in or near the cancerous tissue to deliver radiation dose without affecting the healthy tissue. (medindia.net)
  • Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation therapy, utilizes radiation implants placed inside the body. (montefiore.org)
  • The dosimetry of sources used in interstitial brachytherapy has been the subject of considerable research in recent years. (aapm.org)
  • Therefore, the Radiation Therapy Committee of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in 1988 formed Task Group No. 43 to review the recent publications on the dosimetry of interstitial brachytherapy sources and recommend a dosimetry protocol which would include a formalism for dose calculations and a data set for the values of dosimetry parameters. (aapm.org)
  • Bridging the gap between research and application, this single source brings together the technological basis, radiation dosimetry, quality assurance, and fundamentals of brachytherapy. (ovid.com)
  • Elekta Brachytherapy offers you best-in-class clinical solutions, a worldwide presence and above all, a commitment to patient care. (elekta.com)
  • The standardization of procedures in clinical dosemetry described in ISO 21439:2009 serves as a basis for the reliable application of beta-radiation brachytherapy. (iso.org)
  • Preliminary data acquired in this pilot study will determine the technical limits of MRI guided HDR brachytherapy and will be critical for the judicious conduct of a subsequent phase II clinical trial. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This webinar will review the clinical reasons to incorporate HDR prostate brachytherapy into your current practice, the resources needed and how to create efficiency in your workflow. (brighttalk.com)
  • Our simulation results could represent valid clinical reference data and be used to improve the accuracy of the doses delivered during brachytherapy applied to patients with lung cancer. (hindawi.com)
  • Radical endobronchial brachytherapy is only recommended in the context of a clinical trial. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • In this study, researchers found that patients who received a single fraction of 19 Gy HDR brachytherapy experienced similar clinical outcomes as with LDR brachytherapy, but with the convenience of a single visit. (eurekalert.org)
  • Hello, I am currently looking into the use of the Smit sleeve for the insertion of intrauterine applicators in HDR brachytherapy to see if they would be something that our centre would use. (medworm.com)
  • When it is confirmed that the applicators are in the right position, they are connected to the brachytherapy machine. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Most of the time, brachytherapy is given through radiation applicators that are placed within a cavity of the body, such as the lung or uterus. (loyolamedicine.org)
  • The larger diameter of HDR applicators compared to LDR wires do not preclude the use of HDR brachytherapy in this structure. (cun.es)
  • This focus and specialization in Brachytherapy equates to precise, high quality radiation implants for our patients. (bioportfolio.com)
  • In low-dose brachytherapy, surgeons will place radioactively charged seed implants throughout the prostate. (howstuffworks.com)
  • New study finds single escalated dose of brachytherapy implants to be safe and effective for localized prostate cancer when compared to low dose therapy. (medindia.net)
  • Low-dose brachytherapy implants are placed permanently inside the body and small doses of radiation are being delivered for over a period of months. (medindia.net)
  • Prostate brachytherapy with either permanent implants (low. (ebscohost.com)
  • Modern-era Prostate Brachytherapy Seed implants have been globally performed and extensively studied since the late 1980's. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • MammoSite® and Contura Targeted Radiation Therapy are forms of brachytherapy used to treat breast cancer. (mclaren.org)
  • Q. One of the advantages of brachytherapy is the limited timeframe in comparison to WBI, what are the other benefits of brachytherapy? (medindia.net)
  • [ 20 ] In the early twentieth century, techniques for the application of brachytherapy were pioneered at the Curie institute in Paris by Danlos and at St Luke's and Memorial Hospital in New York by Robert Abbe . (thefullwiki.org)
  • One of the practice questions asked if blood was contaminated when a pt has intra-cavity brachytherapy. (allnurses.com)
  • Since the first edition was published in 2006, Phillip M. Devlin's Brachytherapy has been acknowledged as the essential book on the practice. (springerpub.com)
  • Utilizing theory-based practice, the Registered Nurse, Endoscopy/Brachytherapy Post Anaesthetic Recovery Room (PARR) provides preoperative care to surgical patients, particularly those undergoing Endoscopy/Brachytherapy procedures. (brainhunter.com)
  • The brachytherapy device is inserted into a body cavity. (google.ca)
  • Intracavity brachytherapy, in which the radiation source is placed within a body cavity or a cavity created by surgery. (cancer.gov)
  • TG-137: AAPM recommendations on dose prescription and reporting methods for permanent interstitial brachytherapy for prostate cancer: report of Task Group 137. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • During interstitial brachytherapy, devices containing radioactive material are placed within body tissue, such as within the breast or prostate. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A number of techniques are used for inserting the brachytherapy devices into body tissue. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Prostate brachytherapy involves placing radioactive sources in the prostate gland, where the radiation can kill the cancer cells while causing less damage to healthy tissue nearby. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Alektiar KM, Leung D, Zelefsky MJ et al (2002a) Adjuvant brachytherapy for primary high-grade soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity. (springer.com)
  • During brachytherapy needle insertion forces deform the prostate tissue and displace the targeted seed positions [ 5 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Apparatus for delivering brachytherapy to a target tissue region includes an elongate body including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a tissue tract and carrying a plurality of elongate members including pathways for receiving a source of radiation. (google.ca)
  • An interstitial brachytherapy apparatus and method for delivering and monitoring radioactive emissions delivered to tissue surrounding a resected tissue cavity. (google.com)
  • This study used MCNPX code to investigate the brachytherapy 192 Ir dose distributions in water, bone, and lung tissue and performed radiophotoluminescent glass dosimeter measurements to verify the obtained MCNPX results. (hindawi.com)
  • In the case of interstitial brachytherapy, the sources are placed directly in the target tissue of the affected site, such as the prostate or breast. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Contact brachytherapy involves placement of the radiation source in a space next to the target tissue. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Absolute contraindications for endobronchial brachytherapy include known fistulas to non-bronchial tissue areas and lesions that have not been proved to be malignancies. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Alektiar KM, Ventakatraman E, Chi DS, Barakat RR (2005) Intravaginal brachytherapy alone for intermediate-risk endometrial cancer. (springer.com)
  • Brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation, can improve survival in women with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Brachytherapy is suited as a single modality or in combination with other treatments such as external beam radiation therapy. (elekta.com)
  • Brachytherapy is a newer form of radiation therapy and an alternative to traditional whole-breast external beam radiation therapy. (breastcancer.org)
  • Brachytherapy delivers a higher dose of radiation to a smaller area of the breast over a shorter period of time compared to traditional (external beam) radiation therapy. (breastcancer.org)
  • Outcomes and Toxicities in Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Brachytherapy Alone or Brachytherapy and Supplemental External Beam Radiation Therapy. (bioportfolio.com)
  • November 14, 2017 4:30PM-5:30PM CT (5:30PM-6:30PM ET) Dr. Steven Frank, professor of radiation oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will focus on the technique of LDR brachytherapy. (medworm.com)
  • Chadha M, Nanavati PJ, Liu P, Fanning J, Jacobs A (1999) Patterns of failure in endometrial carcinoma stage IB grade 3 and IC patients treated with postoperative vaginal vault brachytherapy. (springer.com)
  • If you have had a hysterectomy, you will have vaginal brachytherapy. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • This is called vaginal brachytherapy. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • A feature of brachytherapy is that the irradiation affects only a very localized area around the radiation sources. (wikipedia.org)
  • Doctors sometimes refer to brachytherapy as accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). (breastcancer.org)
  • Following brachytherapy, the use of either palladium-103 or iodine-125 with or without supplemental external- beam irradiation resulted in erectile dysfunction in 6% to 61% of cases. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The presence of a dose response suggests that the positive effect of epimacular brachytherapy relates more to beta irradiation than vitrectomy. (nih.gov)
  • Several long-term brachytherapy studies have found the recurrence-free survival rate somewhere between 77 and 93 percent. (howstuffworks.com)
  • VIENNA ― For at least some patients with penile cancer, there appears to be an alternative to surgery: they can be treated with brachytherapy instead, without compromising outcomes, say French researchers. (medscape.com)
  • The research team found that patients who receive a single dose of 19Gy HDR brachytherapy to experience similar outcomes along with LDR brachytherapy and were also found to have reduced number of visits. (medindia.net)
  • Background/Aims To report visual outcomes, survival outcomes and complications following episcleral brachytherapy (EB) for retinoblastoma. (bmj.com)
  • To report 5 year prostate-specific antigen outcomes in men undergoing prostate brachytherapy with caesium 131 at a single institution. (urotoday.com)
  • The present study showed that prostate brachytherapy with caesium 131 achieves excellent oncological outcomes at 5 years. (urotoday.com)
  • The patients were given a 19Gy fraction of HDR brachytherapy and around 91% of the patients were presented with stage T1 disease. (medindia.net)
  • All patients received a single, 19 Gy fraction of HDR brachytherapy. (eurekalert.org)
  • The use of brachytherapy in this very rare cancer type not only translated into high survival rates of men with this disease but also ensured that the impact on their quality of life was kept to a minimum. (medscape.com)
  • He would really prefer to have brachytherapy if he could believe his survival chances would be equal. (oncolink.org)
  • The shift away from brachytherapy is concerning, and has directly lowered the survival rates of cervical cancer patients," said Akila Viswanathan, MD, MPH, director of BWH Gynecologic Radiation Oncology, senior study author. (eurekalert.org)
  • High-quality brachytherapy must continue to be used, ideally with image-guidance, to maximize survival and minimize toxicity. (eurekalert.org)
  • The study contradicts traditional policies of using brachytherapy in just low and intermediate risk patients by suggesting there may instead be an improvement in prostate cancer survival for high-risk patients," said co-author Timothy Showalter, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and associate research member of Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center. (innovations-report.com)
  • It cannot therefore be definitely precluded that patients who undergo brachytherapy die earlier or have a shorter disease-free survival period. (scienceblog.com)
  • In traditional brachytherapy procedures, the needles are inserted transperineally under the guidance of transrectal ultrasound images. (hindawi.com)
  • Brachytherapy using transrectal ultrasound guidance for seed implantation is promising in terms of freedom from biochemical failure in. (ebscohost.com)
  • A study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress explored whether aromatherapy and reflexology can ease anxiety and pain for patients undergoing brachytherapy for cervical cancer. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Sometimes, brachytherapy is put in place through a larger device called an applicator. (cancer.gov)
  • The insertion of the brachytherapy applicator will be administered in the Advanced Multimodality Image-Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Recognizing that successful interstitial brachytherapy for cervical cancer requires more than an innovative applicator, Elekta provides peer-to-peer workshops that provide caregivers with the information they need to use Venezia for optimum benefit through the company's BrachyAcademy . (prnewswire.com)
  • Image guided adaptive brachytherapy with combined intracavitary and interstitial technique improves the therapeutic ratio in locally advanced cervical cancer: Analysis from the retroEMBRACE study. (prnewswire.com)
  • Dr. Catheryn Yashar M.D. Oncologist and Brachytherapy Specialist of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, sheds light on the concerns impacting brachytherapy offered to women. (medindia.net)
  • Brachytherapy allows doctors to deliver higher doses of radiation to more-specific areas of the body, compared with the conventional form of radiation therapy (external beam radiation) that projects radiation from a machine outside of your body. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy can also be used along with external beam radiation. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy lets your doctor use a higher total dose of radiation over a shorter time than is possible with external beam therapy. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Brachytherapy may be given on a permanent or temporary basis. (news-medical.net)
  • Permanent seed brachytherapy boost has the advantage of providing a large dose to the prostate gland. (cancernetwork.com)
  • ASTRO: Definition of medical event is to be based on the total source strength for evaluation of permanent brachytherapy: A report from the American Society for Radiation Oncology. (americanbrachytherapy.org)
  • Brachytherapy for breast cancer involves placing radioactive material directly in the area where breast cancer has been removed from the breast. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Brachytherapy instead involves the precise placement of short-range radiation-sources (radioisotopes, iodine-125 or cesium-131 for instance) directly at the site of the cancerous tumour. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brachytherapy involves the use of radiation source to destroy the prostate cancer cells. (medindia.net)
  • Brachytherapy involves the use of radiation to damage the DNA of cancer cells and destruct its ability to grow. (medindia.net)
  • Episcleral brachytherapy, in which the radiation source is attached to the eye. (cancer.gov)
  • In this type of brachytherapy, the radiation source stays in place for 1 to 7 days. (cancer.gov)
  • In this type of brachytherapy, the radiation source is left in place for just 10 to 20 minutes at a time and then taken out. (cancer.gov)
  • With brachytherapy, the radiation source in your body will give off radiation for a while. (cancer.gov)
  • Brachytherapy places the radiation source inside the breast. (breastcancer.org)
  • The advantages of direct placement of the radiation source into the area to be treated, overcoming the problems of patient and organ movement, together with the dosimetric advantagesinherent in brachytherapy, will ensure that modern brachytheraoy continues to provide the optimal means of delivering accurate high does radiation therapy for many patients.Fully updated for the second edition, this book provides practical guidance on the use of brachytherapy. (indigo.ca)
  • Brachytherapy takes 30 minutes or more, depending on the type of therapy you have. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Brachytherapy has fewer complications and side effects than standard radiation therapy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Brachytherapy is one type of radiation therapy that's used to treat cancer. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Your radiation therapy team may place the brachytherapy device by hand or may use a computerized machine to help place the device. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy delivers radiation therapy directly to where cancer cells inside the breast are located. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Prostate brachytherapy (brak-e-THER-uh-pee) is a form of radiation therapy used to treat prostate cancer. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Elekta Brachytherapy solutions are part of Elekta's leading radiation therapy portfolio and encompass forty years of Nucletron® innovations. (elekta.com)
  • Endobronchial radiation therapy is a type of brachytherapy that provides localized radiation to the larger airway, including trachea and bronchi. (ucsd.edu)
  • What Makes Endobronchial Radiation Therapy (Brachytherapy) Different? (ucsd.edu)
  • Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy. (mskcc.org)
  • A large study has found that many women who were treated with brachytherapy were not good candidates for that form of radiation therapy based on the characteristics of the breast cancer with which they were diagnosed. (breastcancer.org)
  • Brachytherapy can be used alone or with other cancer treatments, such as after cancer surgery or with other types of radiation therapy . (loyolamedicine.org)
  • Brachytherapy may be used alone or in combination with other radiation therapy procedures. (utmedicalcenter.org)
  • Brachytherapy remains an important component of radical radiation therapy in the modern management of cancer. (indigo.ca)
  • Because the initial acute inflammation may persist for many months despite steadily declining doses of radiation, attempts are made to minimize urinary symptoms prior to brachytherapy with pharmacologic therapy (alpha-blockers) or minimally invasive surgical therapy (transurethral incision or limited transurethral resection to avoid significant distortion of the prostate parenchyma for future seed implantation). (knowcancer.com)
  • Endobronchial radiation therapy by the use of an implanted source of ionizing radiation (brachytherapy) was first used in the 1920s. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Interpretation: At present, there is insufficient evidence to recommend the use of brachytherapy over current standard therapy for localized prostate cancer. (ebscohost.com)
  • It remains an unresolved issue as to whether interstitial brachytherapy has advantages compared to other therapy options in men with localized prostate cancer, nor do newer studies provide proof in this respect. (scienceblog.com)
  • For instance, brachytherapy is sometimes used after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that may remain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In some cases, narrow tubes (catheters) may be placed during surgery and later filled with radioactive material during brachytherapy sessions. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Brachytherapy: Alternative to Surgery in Penile Cancer? (medscape.com)
  • Another important finding, he pointed out, was that recurrences could often be successfully treated with a second round of brachytherapy or by surgery, without incurring a higher mortality risk from the disease. (medscape.com)
  • 22 of 29 (75.9%) patients who experienced local failure only were able to achieve a complete remission after undergoing salvage surgery or a second regimen of brachytherapy. (medscape.com)
  • To end the brachytherapy, the plaque will be removed during another surgery. (mskcc.org)
  • Because it does not involve open surgery, brachytherapy allows you to recover faster without staying overnight in the hospital. (loyolamedicine.org)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 23, 2010 -- Oncology Med, Inc. (Pink Sheets "ONCO") announced today that in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2009 that it expanded the number of contracts for its mobile turnkey brachytherapy programs by 300% This expansion with hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers by Oncology Med includes same market growth, as well as, new market presence and penetration. (bio-medicine.org)
  • With the decision by our largest competitor to exit the mobile prostate brachytherapy market in 2009 to expand other areas of their company, Oncology Med will continue to aggressively seek out hospital and ambulatory surgery centers to fill the void, become these facilities vendor of choice, and expand our footprint nationwide," Sloan added. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Intracoronary brachytherapy is used to prevent restenosis of an artery after angioplasty or stent placement by delivering a small amount of radiation to the treated area, which may reduce the need for additional angioplasty or bypass surgery. (aetna.com)
  • Dose-volume effect relationships for late rectal morbidity in patients treated with chemoradiation and MRI-guided adaptive brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: Results from the prospective multicenter EMBRACE study. (prnewswire.com)
  • From 2001 through 2012 twenty-one patients treated by brachytherapy within University of Kentucky or from outside centers developed biochemical failure and had no evidence of metastases. (urotoday.com)