Interstitial Prostate Brachytherapy
Prostate brachytherapy has been the subject of heated debate among surgeons and the proponents of the various brachytherapy methods. This very first interdisciplinary book on the subject provides a comprehensive overview of innovations in low dose rate (LDR), high dose rate (HDR), and pulsed dose rate (PDR) interstitial brachytherapy for the management of local or locally advanced prostate cancer. In addition to detailed chapters on patient selection and the use of imaging in diagnostics, treatment guidance, and implantation control, background chapters are included on related medical physics issues such as treatment planning and quality assurance. The results obtained with the different treatment options and the difficult task of salvage treatment are fully discussed. All chapters have been written by internationally recognized experts who for more than a decade have formed the teaching staff responsible for the successful GEC-ESTRO/EAU Prostate Brachytherapy Teaching Course.
The first comprehensive overview of interstitial brachytherapy for the management of local or locally advanced prostate cancerWritten by an interdisciplinary team who have been responsible for the successful GEC-ESTRO/EAU Teaching CourseDiscusses in detail patient selection, the results of different methods, the role of imaging, and medical physics issues