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Treatment Planning and Optimization in High-dose-rate Brachytherapy

1Department of Medicine, Manipal University, India


Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. 2013, Vol. 1 No. 2, 42-44
DOI: 10.12691/jcrt-1-2-5
Copyright © 2013 Science and Education Publishing

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Sunilkar Singh Reddy. Treatment Planning and Optimization in High-dose-rate Brachytherapy. Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. 2013; 1(2):42-44. doi: 10.12691/jcrt-1-2-5.

Correspondence to: Sunilkar  Singh Reddy, Department of Medicine, Manipal University, India. Email: ssreddy74@yahoo.com

Abstract

High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy is typically used for the treatment of lung, esophagus, breast, bronchus, and prostate cancer as well as gynecological cancers. In HDR brachytherapy, radiation is delivered to the tumor through the catheters placed in or adjacent to the tumor. The primary goal of this article is to provide the overview of current literature regarding the application of HDR planning and optimization techniques. A summary of commonly used optimization technique known as heuristics method (stochastic and deterministic) is also provided.

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