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Evaluation of permanent I-125 prostate implants using radiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Authors
  • Moerland, M A
  • Wijrdeman, H K
  • Beersma, R
  • Bakker, C J
  • Battermann, J J
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1997
Volume
37
Issue
4
Pages
927–933
Identifiers
PMID: 9128971
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Registration of the reconstructed seed distribution and the MR images enabled evaluation of target coverage, which amounted to 60 +/- 10%. The discrepancy between prescribed dose and realized dose was caused by underestimation of the preimplant prostate volume due to the ellipsoidal approximation, postimplant prostate swelling at the time of evaluation, and inaccuracies in seed placement.

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