Optimization of high-dose-rate cervix brachytherapy applicator placement: the benefits of intraoperative ultrasound guidance.

@article{Davidson2008OptimizationOH,
  title={Optimization of high-dose-rate cervix brachytherapy applicator placement: the benefits of intraoperative ultrasound guidance.},
  author={Melanie T. M. Davidson and Jasper Yuen and David D'souza and John S Radwan and James A Hammond and Deidre Batchelar},
  journal={Brachytherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={248-53}
}
PURPOSE To promote efficient workflow for image-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy (BT) for cervix cancer by implementing intraoperative ultrasound (US) guidance for placement and optimization of intrauterine applicators. We sought to establish this as part of routine radiation oncology practice without radiology consultation. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty-five consecutive insertions were performed in 21 women between July 2006 and March 2007. Cervical dilation, tandem selection and… CONTINUE READING