Anniversary paper: Past and current issues, and trends in brachytherapy physics

Bruce R. Thomadsen, Jeffrey F. Williamson, Mark J. Rivard, Ali S. Meigooni

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Abstract

Brachytherapy began at the turn of the 20th century, contemporary with external-beam radiotherapy. Physicists and physicians together developed the field. There has not been a period since the beginning that has not witnessed innovations and progress in brachytherapy. At the time of this article, the pace of change in the field has never been more rapid, particularly in image-guided brachytherapy and the development of unconventional sources and treatment techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4708-4723
Number of pages16
JournalMedical physics
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brachytherapy
  • Dosimetry
  • History
  • Trends

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