The dosimetry of prostate brachytherapy-induced urethral strictures.

  title={The dosimetry of prostate brachytherapy-induced urethral strictures.},
  author={Gregory S. Merrick and Wayne M. Butler and Bryan G Tollenaar and Robert W. Galbreath and Jonathan H. Lief},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={52 2},
PURPOSE There is a paucity of data regarding the incidence of urethral strictures after prostate brachytherapy. In this study, we evaluate multiple clinical, treatment, and dosimetric parameters to identify factors associated with the development of brachytherapy-induced urethral strictures. METHODS AND MATERIALS 425 patients underwent transperineal ultrasound-guided prostate brachytherapy using either (103)Pd or (125)I for clinical T1b/T3a NxM0 (1997, American Joint Committee on Cancer… CONTINUE READING
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