Considerations in the Usage and Results of Curietherapy

  • Fritz Mundinger
  • K. Weigel
Part of the Topics in neurological surgery book series (TINS, volume 1)

Abstract

In the last few years, interstitial and intracavitary radiation therapies of nonresectable and/or recurrent intracranial tumors have experienced a renaissance. High expectations had followed the development of modern and increasingly sophisticated external radiation therapy techniques, but, until recently, they could not be fulfilled. Even today, problems remain, particularly with midline tumors, despite the beneficial results possible with higher depth dosage, better compatibility, and the exemption from radiation of cutaneous, osseous, and cerebral tissue within the irradiated area.

Keywords

Catheter Radium Shrinkage Oncol Radionuclide 

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