Permanent prostate brachytherapy: the significance of postimplant dosimetry.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Recent developments in imaging science and treatment-planning software allow for accurate postimplant dosimetric assessment in all patients after prostate brachytherapy. This article reviews the available data correlating cancer control and morbidity with dosimetric quantifiers obtained from postimplant dosimetric assessment after prostate brachytherapy. Continued collection of dosimetric data in patients treated with prostate brachytherapy will allow for further refinements in the technique, leading to continued high rates of cure with increasingly lower rates of morbidity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, WR

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 Suppl 4 /

Start / End Page

  • S49 - S56

PubMed ID

  • 16985870

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1472865

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-6161


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States