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Brachytherapy : An International Perspective

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Paolo Montemaggi, Mark Trombetta, Luther W. Brady, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This volume is the first truly international text to take the practitioner from the history, the physical basis, and the rationale of brachytherapy through to the techniques, the results, and the management of complications. It is also the first truly comprehensive and complete textbook of brachytherapy. 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 d…
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Montemaggi, Paolo
Trombetta, Mark
Brady, Luther W
Responsibility
Paolo Montemaggi, Mark Trombetta, Luther W. Brady, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 408 p. : 138 illus., 18 illus. in color)
Series
Medical radiology. Radiation oncology
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783319267913
9783319267890 (print ed.)
ISSN
0942-5373
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Abstract
This volume is the first truly international text to take the practitioner from the history, the physical basis, and the rationale of brachytherapy through to the techniques, the results, and the management of complications. It is also the first truly comprehensive and complete textbook of brachytherapy. 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. Disease site-specific chapters cover a wide range of applications, including ocular tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, cancers of the head and neck, skin, breast, lung, esophagus, and prostate, and gynecologic and anorectal malignancies. Each chapter incorporates the American and European guidelines and the text has been written from both perspectives by many of the most noted global experts in the field. A concluding chapter is devoted to brachytherapy quality assurance.
Contents
Introduction -- Brachytherapy: A Journey of Hope in the Battle Against Cancer -- The Physics of Brachytherapy -- Physics: Low-Energy Brachytherapy Physics -- Balloon Brachytherapy Physics -- Part I. Disease Site Specific Topics -- Ocular Brachytherapy -- Head and Neck Brachytherapy: A Description of Methods and a Summary of Results -- Breast Brachytherapy: Interstitial Breast Brachytherapy -- Breast Brachytherapy: Intracavitary Breast Brachytherapy -- Breast Brachytherapy: Permanent Breast Seed Implants – How and Why? -- Breast Brachytherapy: Brachytherapy in the Management of Ipsilateral Breast Tumor Recurrence -- Thoracic Brachytherapy -- Image-Guided High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Liver Cancer -- Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Endometrial Cancer -- Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Cervical Cancer -- Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Vaginal Cancer -- Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Image Guidance in Gynecologic Brachytherapy -- Prostate: Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy -- Prostate: High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Clinically Organ-Confined Prostate Cancer -- Lower Gastrointestinal Brachytherapy: Rectum -- Lower Gastrointestinal Brachytherapy: Anus -- Brachytherapy of the Skin: Cancers and Other Diseases -- Soft Tissue Sarcoma Brachytherapy.
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External Beam Radiotherapy for Patients Receiving Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
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1569
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External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High-Energy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Radiotherapy, High energy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) uses radiation from high energy X-ray machines to kill cancer cells. This pamphlets describes why it has been recommended, what will happen during your treatment, possible side effects, and what to expect after the treatments.
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Patient & family guide
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prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
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Gynecologic Radiation Therapy : Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management

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edited by Akila N. Viswanathan, Christian Kirisits, Beth E. Erickson, Richard Pötter. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag , c2011.
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Viswanathan, Akila N
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Kirisits, Christian
Erickson, Beth E
Pötter, Richard
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edited by Akila N. Viswanathan, Christian Kirisits, Beth E. Erickson, Richard Pötter
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9783540689584
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - methods
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Imaging, three-dimensional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiotherapy
Oncology
Diagnostic Imaging
Gynecology
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e-Book
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Handbook of Image-Guided Brachytherapy

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Jyoti Mayadev, Stanley H. Benedict, Mitchell Kamrava, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This handbook provides a clinically relevant, succinct, and comprehensive overview of image-guided brachytherapy. Throughout the last decade, the utility of image guidance in brachytherapy has increased to enhance procedural development, treatment planning, and radiation delivery in an effort to optimize safety and clinical outcomes. Organized into two parts, the book discusses physics and radiobiology principles of brachytherapy as well as clinical applications of image-guided brachytherapy fo…
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Mayadev, Jyoti
Benedict, Stanley H
Kamrava, Mitchell
Responsibility
Jyoti Mayadev, Stanley H. Benedict, Mitchell Kamrava, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 622 pages) : 209 illus., 151 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319448275
9783319448251 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy, Image-Guided
Abstract
This handbook provides a clinically relevant, succinct, and comprehensive overview of image-guided brachytherapy. Throughout the last decade, the utility of image guidance in brachytherapy has increased to enhance procedural development, treatment planning, and radiation delivery in an effort to optimize safety and clinical outcomes. Organized into two parts, the book discusses physics and radiobiology principles of brachytherapy as well as clinical applications of image-guided brachytherapy for various disease sites (central nervous system, eye, head and neck, breast, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, sarcoma, and skin). It also describes the incorporation of imaging techniques such as CT, MRI, and ultrasound into brachytherapy procedures and planning. Featuring procedural and anesthesia care, extensive images, contouring examples, treatment planning techniques, and dosimetry for the comprehensive treatment for each disease site, Handbook of Image-Guided Brachytherapy is a valuable resource for practicing radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, residents, and medical students.
Contents
Part I: Radiobiology and Physics of Image-Guided Brachytherapy -- Radiobiology of Brachytherapy -- General Physics Principles in Brachytherapy -- Treatment Delivery Technology for Brachytherapy -- Image Guidance Systems for Brachytherapy -- Quality Assurance in Brachytherapy -- Part II: Clinical Applications of Image-Guided Brachytherapy -- Anesthesia and Procedural Care for Brachytherapy -- Breast Brachytherapy -- Eye Plaque Brachytherapy -- Head and Neck Brachytherapy -- Gastrointestinal Brachytherapy: Esophageal Cancer -- Gastrointestinal Brachytherapy: Anal and Rectal Cancer -- Image Guided LDR Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer -- High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer -- Gynecologic Cancer and HDR Brachytherapy: Cervical, Endometrial, Vaginal, Vulva -- Skin Brachytherapy -- Sarcoma and HDR Brachytherapy: Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma -- Image Guided BrachyAblation (IGBA) for Liver Metastases and Primary Liver Cancers -- Central Nervous System Brachytherapy -- Lung Brachytherapy -- Appendix A: Consent Forms -- Appendix B: Brachytherapy Quality Assurance Checklists.
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Handbook of vascular brachytherapy

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Waksman, Ron. (2nd ed.) --London, England: Martin Dunitz , 2000.
Call Number
WG 120 H236 2000
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 120 H236 2000
Author
Waksman, Ron
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
London, England
Publisher
Martin Dunitz
Date of Publication
2000
Physical Description
238 p. + CD-ROM
ISBN
1853178039
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - methods
Cardiovascular Diseases - radiotherapy
Coronary Disease - prevention & control
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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HDR Brachytherapy for Esophagus Cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for esophagus cancer including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for esophagus cancer
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Esophageal Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for esophagus cancer including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
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Patient & family guide
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Pamphlet Number
1414
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1329
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This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancers. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Gynecology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for gynecological cancers. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
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Patient & family guide
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Pamphlet Number
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Standard Inpatient Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1436
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For inpatients (patients admitted to hospital).
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For inpatients (patients admitted to hospital).
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Patient & family guide
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Pamphlet Number
1436
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Standard Outpatient Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1331
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: What will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Outpatients
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy for gynecological cancers including: What will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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Patient & family guide
Responsibility
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Pamphlet Number
1331
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HDR Brachytherapy for Gynecological (female) Cancers : Vault Procedure

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1330
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers including what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
High dose rate brachytherapy for gynecological (female) cancers
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Genital Neoplasms, Female - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy (vault procedure) given for gynecological cancers including what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1330
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Interstitial Prostate Brachytherapy : LDR-PDR-HDR

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György Kovács, Peter Hoskin, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2013.
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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, treat…
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Kovács György
Hoskin, Peter
Responsibility
György Kovács, Peter Hoskin, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 260 p. : ill.)
ISBN
9783642364990
9783642364983 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - methods
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy Dosage
Abstract
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 in their fields who for more than a decade have formed the teaching staff responsible for the successful GEC-ESTRO/EAU Prostate Brachytherapy Teaching Course. This book will be invaluable in informing residents and others of the scientific background and potential of modern prostate brachytherapy. It will also prove a useful source of up-to-date information for those who specialize in prostate brachytherapy or intend to start an interstitial brachytherapy service.
Contents
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.
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Intraoperative Irradiation : Techniques and Results

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edited by Leonard L. Gunderson, Christopher G. Willett, Felipe A. Calvo, Louis B. Harrison. --Totowa, NJ: Springer Science+Business Media , c2011.
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Gunderson, Leonard L
Other Authors
Willett, Christopher G
Calvo, Felipe A
Harrison, Louis B
Responsibility
edited by Leonard L. Gunderson, Christopher G. Willett, Felipe A. Calvo, Louis B. Harrison
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2011
Series Title
Current clinical oncology
ISBN
9781617790157
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - methods
Intraoperative care
Radiotherapy Dosage
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiotherapy
Format
e-Book
Location
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Leibel and Phillips textbook of radiation oncology

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[edited by] Richard T. Hoppe, Theodore Locke Phillips, Mack Roach. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders , c2010.
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Hoppe, R
Phillips, Theodore L
Roach, Mack
Leibel, Steven A
Responsibility
[edited by] Richard T. Hoppe, Theodore Locke Phillips, Mack Roach
Edition
3rd ed.
Former Title
Textbook of radiation oncology
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 1641 p.)
ISBN
9781437737752 (electronic bk.)
9781416058977
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Physics - methods
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Health Physics - methods
Radiation Oncology - methods
Cancer - Radiotherapy
Medical physics
Tumors - Radiography
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Textbook of radiation oncology / [edited by] Steven A. Leibel, Theodore L. Phillips. 2nd ed. c2004.
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Liver radioembolization with 90Y microspheres

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José Ignacio Bilbao, Maximilian F. Reiser, editors. (Second edition) --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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This is the second edition of a very well received book devoted specifically to the treatment of liver tumors by radioembolization with 90Y microspheres. The success of the first edition was based on the provision of all the fundamental information required for successful use of this therapeutic modality in clinical practice. The new edition has been fully updated to cover the most recent advances and includes additional chapters on regulations and emerging trends. Detailed information is provi…
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Bilbao, J. I.
Reiser, Maximilian
Responsibility
José Ignacio Bilbao, Maximilian F. Reiser, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 188 pages)
Series
Medical radiology. Radiation oncology
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783642364730 (electronic bk.)
9783642364723
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - methods
Embolization, Therapeutic - methods
Liver Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Liver - Cancer - Radiotherapy
Yttrium-90 radioembolization
Médecine
Abstract
This is the second edition of a very well received book devoted specifically to the treatment of liver tumors by radioembolization with 90Y microspheres. The success of the first edition was based on the provision of all the fundamental information required for successful use of this therapeutic modality in clinical practice. The new edition has been fully updated to cover the most recent advances and includes additional chapters on regulations and emerging trends. Detailed information is provided on the full range of relevant topics, including hepatic vascular anatomy (including variants), dosimetry, assessment of tumor response, and the results achieved using radioembolization alone and in combination with other treatments in patients with primary or metastatic disease. Complications and side-effects are also fully discussed.
Contents
90Y Microspheres: Concepts and Principles -- Regulations and Requirements of Hospitals Performing Radioembolization -- Radiological Evaluation of Patients with Liver Tumors -- Vascular Anatomy and Its Implication in Radioembolization -- Radioembolization: Identifying and Managing Anatomic Variants -- Dosimetry and Dose Calculation -- Nuclear Medicine Procedures for Treatment Evaluation and Administration -- Radiological Detection and Assessment of Tumor Response -- Evaluation of the Response by Multimodality Imaging -- Results in Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- HCC. Radioembolization Combined with Other Therapeutic Local and Systemic Treatment -- Principles for Combining Radioembolisation with Systemic Chemotherapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer -- Results in Liver Metastatic Colorectal Cancer -- Treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors with Selective Internal Radiation Therapy -- Yttrium-90 Microspheres for Other Liver Metastases -- Surgical Treatment and Radioembolization -- Complications and Side Effects -- Radioembolization-Induced Liver Disease.
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Prevention of high-dose-rate brachytherapy accidents

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editor, J. Valentin. --Oxford, England: Elsevier , 2005.
Call Number
WN 250.5 .B7 P944 2005
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WN 250.5 .B7 P944 2005
Corporate Author
International Commission on Radiological Protection
Other Authors
Valentin, J
Responsibility
editor, J. Valentin
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
51 p.
Series Vol.
97
Series Title
ICRP publication
ISBN
0080446582
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy - adverse effects
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radiation Protection
Safety Management
Notes
Published as: Annals of the ICRP v. 35, n. 2, 2005.
Contents
High-dose-rate brachytherapy is a rapidly growing technique (HDR) that has been replacing low-dose-rate (LDR) procedures over the last few years in both industrialised and developing countries. It is estimated that about 500,000 procedures (administration of treatment) are performed by HDR units annually. LDR equipment has been discontinued by many manufacturers over the last few years, leaving HDR brachytherapy as the major alternative. HDR brachytherapy techniques deliver a very high dose, of the order of 1.6-5.0 Gy/min, so mistakes can lead to under- or overdosage with the potential for clinical adverse effects. More than 500 HDR accidents (including one death) have been reported along the entire chain of procedures from source packing to delivery of dose. Human error has been the prime cause of radiation events. In the present report, the International Commission on Radiological Protection concludes that many accidents could have been prevented if staff had had functional monitoring equipment and paid attention to the results. Since iridium has relatively short half-life, the HDR sources need to be replaced approximately every 4 months. Over 10,000 HDR sources are transported annually, with the resultant potential for accidents; therefore, appropriate procedures and regulations must be observed. A number of specific recommendations on procedures and equipment are given in this report. The need for an emergency plan and for practising emergency procedures is stressed. The possibility of loss or theft of sources must be kept in mind. A collaborating team of specifically trained personnel following quality assurance (QA) procedures is necessary to prevent accidents. Maintenance is indispensable component of QA; external audits of procedures re-enforce good and safe practice, and identify potential causes of accidents. QA should include peer review of cases. Accidents and incidents should be reported and the lessons learned should be shared with other users to prevent similar mistakes.
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Book
Publication Type
Practice Guideline
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Dickson Building
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3 weeks
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Prostate High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1489
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Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy used to treat prostate cancer, including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Brachytherapy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
Answers common questions about HDR brachytherapy used to treat prostate cancer, including: what will happen the day of treatment, how is the treatment done, and what happens after treatment? For outpatients (patients not admitted to hospital).
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Patient & family guide
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Prostate High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Post-treatment Instructions

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1490
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This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Brachytherapy
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radioisotope brachytherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Aftercare
Radiotherapy
Men's Health
Abstract
This pamphlet describes the recovery process after High Dose-Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer. It outlines what to expect, possible side effects, and details for contacting your health care team with any questions or concerns.
Notes
Patient & family guide
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prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1490
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