Accuracy in catheter reconstruction in computed tomography planning of high dose rate prostate brachytherapy.

@article{Fung2000AccuracyIC,
  title={Accuracy in catheter reconstruction in computed tomography planning of high dose rate prostate brachytherapy.},
  author={Albert Y C Fung and Marco Zaider},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={2165-7}
}
In high dose rate prostate brachytherapy, inadequate reconstruction of catheter geometry in treatment planning may result in erroneous dose delivery. Catheters may be digitized with: (1) Parallel reconstruction: digitized at only one point and assumed parallel and horizontal: (2) Straight reconstruction: digitized at both ends and assumed straight while at an angle: (3) Slice-by-slice reconstruction: digitized on all slices to obtain exact geometry. Our results show that individual catheters… CONTINUE READING