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)
Beyond our Advisory Board Members, we would like to thank those who generously took the time to review and provide valuable feedback to this report including Leisy Abrego Amidst the turbulent crosscurrents of immigration reform, nearly a quarter of a million undocumented undergraduates are struggling to find their way in higher education. Their liminal(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 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 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)
Acknowledgments We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many parents who voluntarily gave their time and energy to participate in our focus groups. Obviously, without their input and insights, we would not have been able to develop this report. We are also greatly indebted to the staff of the numerous community-based agencies that assisted us with(More)
This study explored the psychological and sociological motivations of adult female and male obstacle course racers. A qualitative case study approach was used to explore the views, experiences, and motivations of obstacle course racing (OCR) participants. Descriptive statistics and cross tabulation was used to interpret responses to the 297 online(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)