Recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on dosimetry, imaging, and quality assurance procedures for 90Y microsphere brachytherapy in the treatment of hepatic malignancies.

@article{Dezarn2011RecommendationsOT,
  title={Recommendations of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine on dosimetry, imaging, and quality assurance procedures for 90Y microsphere brachytherapy in the treatment of hepatic malignancies.},
  author={William A. Dezarn and Jeffery T Cessna and Larry A Dewerd and Wenzheng Feng and Vanessa L. Gates and James R Halama and Andrew S. Kennedy and Subir Nag and M. Saquib Sarfaraz and Varun Sehgal and Reed G. Selwyn and Michael G. Stabin and Bruce R. Thomadsen and Lawrence E. Williams and Riad Salem},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={4824-45}
}
Yttrium-90 microsphere brachytherapy of the liver exploits the distinctive features of the liver anatomy to treat liver malignancies with beta radiation and is gaining more wide spread clinical use. This report provides a general overview of microsphere liver brachytherapy and assists the treatment team in creating local treatment practices to provide safe and efficient patient treatment. Suggestions for future improvements are incorporated with the basic rationale for the therapy and currently… CONTINUE READING

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