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MRI-Guided Brachytherapy in the Liver

  • Uta Wonneberger
  • Frank Fischbach
  • Jürgen Bunke
  • Kerstin Jungnickel
  • Jens Ricke
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Percutaneous brachytherapy, an ablative therapy achieving substantial tumor kill by directly applying ionizing radiation to solid tumors in the liver, is introduced. An interventional magnetic resonance environment, using a modified 1.0 T open MRI system and commercially available as well as custom-made components, is presented. The interventional procedure, from premedication to the MRI-guided therapeutic process to final process control is explained in detail. Subsequent irradiation therapy, follow-up, and tumor control are illustrated.

Keywords

Treatment Planning System High Dose Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy Vertical Magnetic Field Brachytherapy Catheter 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Uta Wonneberger
    • 1
  • Frank Fischbach
    • 1
  • Jürgen Bunke
    • 2
  • Kerstin Jungnickel
    • 1
  • Jens Ricke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineOtto von Guericke UniversityMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Philips HealthcareHamburgGermany

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