Radiation Oncology

Brachytherapy   

Questions discussed in this category



Sequentially or do you integrate the cuff brachy with the EBRT and if so what schedule, BIW, weekly, etc?

Any role for endotracheal brachytherapy? If so, how long after laser treatment would it be safe to use endotracheal brachytherapy and at what dose?

Do you recommend upfront diversion? Are there unique planning considerations such as the inability to use bladder filling? How do you boost? What are ...

What are your specific protocols for monitoring and for dosing narcotics and sedatives?

Specifically, what criteria do you use to quantify "low-volume" prostate cancer?  What other criteria do you consider when defining low volume in...

For example, how do you decide between applicators such as tandem and ovoid versus tandem split ring insertion for cervical brachytherapy patients?&nb...

It seems that some high volume centers have expanded their selection of patients for both HDR monotherapy and boosts.  If you do have size or IP...

The most recent ABS guidelines don't discuss a dose constraint for the small bowel.

Do the urethral constraints used in prostate brachytherapy apply to women undergoing gyn brachy?


Papers discussed in this category


Gynecologic oncology, 2004-03

Brachytherapy, 2013

Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 2013-10-01

Brachytherapy, 2016

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2013-06-01

Brachytherapy, 2014

Radiat Oncol, 2017-06-09

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2015-02-01

Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 2017-06-01

Frontiers in oncology, 2017

International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics, 2008-09-01

Brachytherapy, 2017