Radiation safety aspects of brachytherapy for prostate cancer using permanently implanted sources. A report of ICRP Publication 98.

@article{Dokiya2005RadiationSA,
  title={Radiation safety aspects of brachytherapy for prostate cancer using permanently implanted sources. A report of ICRP Publication 98.},
  author={Takushi Dokiya and Michiaki Kai and Masahito KANEKO and K K Sakai and Yasuhito Sasaki and Ohtsura Niwa and Makoto Yoshida and Yoshiharu Yonekura},
  journal={Annals of the ICRP},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={iii-vi, 3-50}
}
The use of permanent radioactive implants (125I or 103Pd seeds) to treat selected localised prostate cancer patients has been increasing rapidly all over the world for the last 15 years. It is estimated that more than 50,000 patients are treated this way every year in the world, and this number is anticipated to increase in the near future. Although no accidents or adverse effects involving medical staff and/or members of the patient's family have been reported to date, this brachytherapy… CONTINUE READING