Advantage of robotic needle placement on a prostate model in HDR brachytherapy

  title={Advantage of robotic needle placement on a prostate model in HDR brachytherapy},
  author={PD Dr. med. Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Strassmann and Peter Olbert and Axel Hegele and Detlev Richter and Emmanouil Fokas and Nina Timmesfeld and R. Hofmann and R. Engenhart-Cabillic},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
To compare the accuracy of the robot-assisted needle positioning with that of the conventional template-guided method with the help of a prostate model in high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. A prostate model of fresh porcine abdomen and special polyvinylchloride (PVC) sheets was developed. To verify the model, deviations from 311 needle placements of real prostate implants were analyzed. Second, the accuracy of the template-guided positioning versus robot-assisted positioning was measured with… CONTINUE READING
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