A comparison study on various low energy sources in interstitial prostate brachytherapy

@inproceedings{Bakhshabadi2016ACS,
  title={A comparison study on various low energy sources in interstitial prostate brachytherapy},
  author={Mahdi Bakhshabadi and Mahdi Ghorbani and Mohsen Khosroabadi and Courtney Knaup and Ali Soleimani Meigooni},
  booktitle={Journal of contemporary brachytherapy},
  year={2016}
}
PURPOSE Low energy sources are routinely used in prostate brachytherapy. (125)I is one of the most commonly used sources. Low energy (131)Cs source was introduced recently as a brachytherapy source. The aim of this study is to compare dose distributions of (125)I, (103)Pd, and (131)Cs sources in interstitial brachytherapy of prostate. MATERIAL AND METHODS ProstaSeed (125)I brachytherapy source was simulated using MCNPX Monte Carlo code. Additionally, two hypothetical sources of (103)Pd and… CONTINUE READING