External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy boost has been associated with improved biochemical progression-free survival and overall survival (OS) compared with dose-escalated EBRT (DE-EBRT) alone for unfavorable-risk prostate cancer.
To measure the accuracy and variability of manual high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy (BT) needle tip localization using sagittally reconstructed three-dimensional (3D) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) augmented with live two-dimensional (2D) sagittal TRUS.
To elucidate potential risk factors important for the appearance of late rectal toxicity (LRT) after high-dose-rate boost treatment (HDRBT) of prostate cancer and to validate the predictive value of the minimal dose to the most exposed 2 cc of rectum received with HDRBT (D2ccrect).
The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) obtained with a mobile C-arm X-ray fluoroscopy unit as a single modality for planning of high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy treatments.
We developed a fast and fully-automated, multi-criteria treatment planning workflow for high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT). In this workflow, the patient-CT with catheter reconstructions and dwell positions are imported from the clinical TPS into a novel system for automated dwell time optimisation.
To evaluate the treatment outcomes, toxicity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients who underwent single-fraction high-dose-rate brachytherapy (single-fraction HDR-BT) with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT).
High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy is a convenient treatment option for selected patients with T1-T2 penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), providing high rates of penile preservation and tumor control.
The aim of this paper is to compare outcomes between high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy (HDR-BT) monotherapy and image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT) for localized prostate cancer.
Conventionally fractionated (CF) external-beam radiation therapy (1.8-2.0 Gy/fraction) is an established treatment modality for localized prostate cancer. Emerging evidence suggests that the α/β ratio for prostate cancer is as low as 1.
Introduction To evaluate the implementation and dosimetric outcomes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) planning for improved target and normal tissue definition for the treatment of prostate cancer with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT).
Most patients with local prostate cancer recurrence after radiation therapy undergo palliative androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), since whole-gland salvage treatments have a high risk of severe toxicity.
To report the outcomes for 76 patients with penile cancer treated with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) at a single institution.
Seventy-six patients with penile cancer treated with HDR-BT in our department between October 1998 and September 2018 were analyzed.
Optimal treatment for patients with only local prostate cancer recurrence after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) failure remains unclear. Possible curative treatments are radical prostatectomy, cryosurgery, and brachytherapy.
Optimal management of locally recurrent prostate cancer after definitive radiation therapy is still challenging. With the development of highly accurate radiotherapy devices, prostate salvage re-irradiation might generate lower toxicity rates than classical salvage therapies.
HDR brachytherapy alone is effective for the treatment of localised prostate cancer when given in 2-4 or more fractions. Single dose treatment has been explored in small cohort studies to date. This paper reports a large patient population with localised prostate cancer treated with single dose HDR brachytherapy delivering 19 Gy providing early outcome data from this approach.
Single-dose high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT), in a Phase-II study, was compared to two or three fractions in intermediate and high-risk localized prostate cancer.
293 patients received 1×19Gy or 1×20Gy (A=49), 2×13Gy (B=138), or 3×10.
Conventional transrectal ultrasound guided high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) uses an axially acquired image set for organ segmentation and 2D sagittal images for needle segmentation. Sagittally reconstructed 3D (SR3D) transrectal ultrasound enables both organ and needle segmentation and has the potential to reduce organ-needle alignment uncertainty.
To evaluate urinary incontinence (UI) and to elucidate potential risk factors important for the appearance or deterioration of pre-existing UI after high-dose-rate boost treatment of prostate cancer.
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