Interstitial Prostate Brachytherapy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642364993
  • ISBN-13: 9783642364990
  • DDC: 616.99463
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 260 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Prostate brachytherapy has been the subject of heated debate among surgeons and the proponents of the various brachytherapy methods. This very first interdisciplinary book on the subject provides a comprehensive overview of innovations in low dose rate (LDR), high dose rate (HDR), and pulsed dose rate (PDR) interstitial brachytherapy for the management of local or locally advanced prostate cancer. In addition to detailed chapters on patient selection and the use of imaging in diagnostics, treatment guidance, and implantation control, background chapters are included on related medical physics issues such as treatment planning and quality assurance. The results obtained with the different treatment options and the difficult task of salvage treatment are fully discussed. All chapters have been written by internationally recognized experts who for more than a decade have formed the teaching staff responsible for the successful GEC-ESTRO/EAU Prostate Brachytherapy Teaching Course.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Epidemiology and Prevention of Prostate Cancer.
3: Imaging Localised Prostate Carcinoma.
4: Patient Selection and Recommendations on Permanent Seed Implantation as Monotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer.
5: Patient Selection and Recommendations: HDR.
6: Prostate Brachytherapy Implantation Treatment Techniques.
7: HDR Technique.
8: Pulsed-Dose Rate Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer.
9: Imaging for Post-implant Dosimetry.
10: Dosimetry Planning for Permanent Seeds.
11: HDR Planning.
12: Postimplant Dosimetry.
13: Dose–Response Relationship in Permanent Implant Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer.
14: HDR Versus LDR Seeds.
15: Results of Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy.
16: Results of HDR Prostate Brachytherapy Treatments.
17: Results of PDR Treatments: The AMC PDR Experience.
18: Incidence and Prognostic Factors for Complications After Permanent Interstitial Brachytherapy.
19: Salvage Treatment for Recurrent Prostate Cancer Following Brachytherapy: For Whom, When and Which?.
20: Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy: Radiation Protection Issues.