Dosimetry and calibration of low-energy brachytherapy sources: Implications for dose prescription

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Abstract

The goals of this talk are to (1) review the source strength specification quantities and NIST standards employed for Pd-103 and I-125 interstitial brachytherapy sources; (2) review the role played by Monte Carlo simulation in the clinical dosimetry of these sources; and (3) describe clinical implementation of dosimetry and source strength standards, with emphasis on selection of prescribed dose and published AAPM guidance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000Jul 28 2000

Keywords

  • Brachytherapy
  • Dosimetry
  • I-125
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Pd-103
  • Source strength

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