The Progress in the Treatment of Cervical Cancer – 3D Brachytherapy CT/MR-based Planning


Authors: M. Doležel 1,2;  J. Vaňásek 1;  K. Odrážka 1,2;  M. Tichý 3
Authors‘ workplace: KOC Pardubická krajská nemocnice a. s., Multiscan s. r. o. 1;  Katedra radiační onkologie IPVZ 2;  PGO Pardubická krajská nemocnice a. s. 3
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2008, 73, č. 3 s. 144-149

Overview

Brachytherapy plays a major role in the therapeutic management of patiens with cervix cancer. The rapid dose fall-off provide a very high dose to the tumor, while relative sparing bladder, rektum, sigmoid and small bowel. The CT/MR-based planning provides better information on target and organ volumes and dose-volumes histograms in contrast to radiography-based planning, that provides doses only at selected points.

Key words:
3D brachytherapy, cervical cancer, radiotherapy.


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Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine
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