Silvia Rodriguez

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PURPOSE Radiotherapy (RT) has played a significant role in treating non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). High-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) approaches have a paramount relevance due to their adaptability, patient protection, and variable dose fractionation schedules. Several innovative applicators have been introduced to the brachytherapy community. The(More)
Although surgery is usually the first-line treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancers, radiotherapy (RT) may be indicated in selected cases. Radiation therapy as primary therapy can result in excellent control rates, cosmetics, and quality of life. Brachytherapy is a radiation treatment modality that offers the most conformal option to patients. A new modality(More)
PURPOSE There are perineal templates for interstitial implants such as MUPIT and Syed applicators. Their limitations are the intracavitary component deficit and the necessity to use computed tomography (CT) for treatment planning since both applicators are non-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibles. To overcome these problems, a new template named(More)
PURPOSE The common use of nomograms in Low Dose Rate (LDR) permanent prostate brachytherapy (BT) allows to estimate the number of seeds required for an implant. Independent dosimetry verification is recommended for each clinical dosimetry in BT. Also, nomograms can be useful for dose calculation quality assurance and they could be adapted to High Dose Rate(More)
PURPOSE SeedSelectron(®) v1.26b (Nucletron BV, The Netherlands) is an afterloader system used in prostate interstitial permanent brachytherapy with I-125 selectSeed seeds. It contains a diode array to assay all implanted seeds. Only one or two seeds can be extracted during the surgical procedure and assayed using a well chamber to check the manufacturer(More)
PURPOSE T2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended as the imaging modality for image-guided brachytherapy. In locally advanced cervical carcinoma, combined endocavitary and interstitial applicators are appropriate (Vienna or Utrecht). To cover extensive disease, Template Benidorm (TB) was developed. Treatment planning system applicator libraries are(More)
We have read with an interest the article of Olga Pons-Llanas et al. [1] published in the Journal about the use of electronic brachytherapy (EBT) in non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). However, we noticed the exclusion criteria for the following tumors: lesions with a diameter greater than 20 mm, invasion of more than 4 mm, irregular anatomic areas. Besides,(More)
Impacto de las unidades de selva manejada tradicionalmente en la conectividad del paisaje de la Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, México Abstract: Impact of traditionally managed forest units on the landscape connectivity of Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. The ever-increasing establishment of landscape mosaics is expressed as a surrounding matrix of agricultural(More)
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