Radiation Oncology/Head & Neck/Brachytherapy

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Brachytherapy in H&N cancers


GEC-ESTRO Recommendations

  • 2009 PMID 19329209 -- "GEC-ESTRO recommendations for brachytherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas." (Mazeron JJ, Radiother Oncol. 2009 May;91(2):150-6. Epub 2009 Mar 28.)
    • Scant literature evidence. Recommendations for LDR, PDR, and HDR
    • The recommendations cover in a general part (1) patient selection, the pre-treatment work up and patient care, (2) treatment strategy, (3) target definition, (4) implant techniques, (5) dose and dose rate prescription, (6) treatment planning and reporting, (7) treatment monitoring (8) catheter removal, and (9) post-treatment patient care and follow-up.