Radiation exposure after permanent prostate brachytherapy.

  title={Radiation exposure after permanent prostate brachytherapy.},
  author={Federica Cattani and Andrea Vavassori and Alfredo Polo and Elena Rondi and Raffaella Cambria and Roberto Orecchia and Giampiero Tosi},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  volume={79 1},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Limited information is available on the true radiation exposure and associated risks for the relatives of the patients submitted to prostate brachytherapy with permanent implant of radioactive sources and for any other people coming into contact with them. In order to provide appropriate information, we analyzed the radiation exposure data from 216 prostate cancer patients who underwent (125)I or (103)Pd implants at the European Institute of Oncology of Milan, Italy… CONTINUE READING