The robustness of dose distributions to displacement and migration of I-125 permanent seed implants over a wide range of seed number, activity, and designs


Beaulieu L., Archambault L., Aubin S., ORAL E. N., Taschereau R., Pouliot J.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, vol.58, no.4, pp.1298-1308, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2003.11.016
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1298-1308
  • Keywords: prostate brachytherapy, dosimetry, inverse planning, seed activity, seed misplacement, seed migration, computer optimization, TRANSPERINEAL PROSTATE IMPLANTATION, BRACHYTHERAPY, DOSIMETRY, PLACEMENT, STRENGTH
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the robustness of permanent prostate implant dosimetry for various 1251 seed activities and various seed models. The dosimetric impact of seed misplacement and seed migration (seed loss) is also taken into account using various standard dose indices.