Minimal displacement of novel self-anchoring catheters suitable for temporary prostate implants

Bradley R. Pieters, Johan N. B. van der Grient, Leo E. C. M. Blank, Kees Koedooder, Maarten C. C. M. Hulshof, Theo M. de Reijke

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Catheters were developed that can be fixed in the prostate gland by self-expanding parts for use in PDR brachytherapy. Daily CT-scans were made to investigate the magnitude of catheter displacement. The mean absolute displacement during the 3 day treatment was 1.2 mm. The resulting minor alterations in dose-volume parameters were of no clinical importance. © 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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