Basic and Advanced Techniques in Prostate Brachytherapy

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Adam P. Dicker, Gregory Merrick, Leonard Gomella, Richard K. Valicenti, Frank Waterman
Martin Dunitz, Jan 25, 2005 - Medical - 466 pages
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Prostate brachytherapy (transperineal interstitial implantation of the prostate with either permanent or temporary radioactive sources) has evolved into a sophisticated and definitive treatment modality, used either as monotherapy or in combination with external beam radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. This popular form of therapy is frequently integrated with neoadjuvant and/or concurrent androgen suppression therapy in the intermediate and advanced risk patient. This book covers both basic and advanced techniques for prostate brachytherapy and is appropriate for the practitioner who is anticipating or currently performing permanent radioactive seed implants. A partial list of topics includes: patient selection, equipment decisions, treatment planning, operative technique, post-implant evaluation, management of acute/long term treatment and follow-up after implant. The accompanying CD-ROM, with video clips, is an invaluable teaching tool. Basic and Advanced Techniques in Prostate Brachytherapy is for practitioners of prostate brachytherapy-urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and medical physicists.

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Andreas B Imhoff MD, Professor of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery and Director, Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Jonathan B Ticker MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York and Island Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Massapequa, New York, USA
Freddie H Fu MD DSci (Hon), David Silver Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Head Team Physician, Department of Athletics, University of Pittsburgh; Adjunct Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA