By Adam P. Dicker, Gregory Merrick, Leonard Gomella, Richard K. Valicenti, Frank Waterman
Prostate brachytherapy (transperineal interstitial implantation of the prostate with both everlasting or transitority radioactive resources) has developed right into a refined and definitive therapy modality, used both as monotherapy or together with exterior beam radiation remedy for the remedy of prostate melanoma. This well known type of remedy is usually built-in with neoadjuvant and/or concurrent androgen suppression remedy within the intermediate and complicated hazard sufferer. This e-book covers either uncomplicated and complex suggestions for prostate brachytherapy and is suitable for the practitioner who's looking ahead to or presently appearing everlasting radioactive seed implants. A partial record of subject matters comprises: sufferer choice, gear judgements, remedy making plans, operative strategy, post-implant evaluate, administration of acute/long time period remedy and follow-up after implant. The accompanying CD-ROM, with videos, is a useful educating instrument. uncomplicated and complicated ideas in Prostate Brachytherapy is for practitioners of prostate brachytherapy-urologists, radiation oncologists, scientific oncologists and clinical physicists.
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Basic and Advanced Techniques in Prostate Brachytherapy by Adam P. Dicker, Gregory Merrick, Leonard Gomella, Richard K. Valicenti, Frank Waterman