USA: Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Akila N. Viswanathan, Jorgen Hansen, Robert Cormack

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Abstract

At the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, both HDR and LDR are available. A dedicated brachytherapy suite with a CT scanner in the room is used for routine tandem-based brachyhterapy insertions. Patients with residual disease after external beam have a diagnostic MRI with the brachytherapy applicator in place to guide contouring.However, patients that have less than 4 cm of residual disease receive CT-based planning alone. In addition, a dedicated operating room with an MRI built into the suite is available for real-time image guidance for complex interstitial cases. A rigorous quality assurance and safety program exists to ensure effective brachytherapy treatment delivery for all patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGynecologic Radiation Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationNovel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages225-230
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540689546
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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