Technical Aspects of Bladder Dosimetry in Intracavitary Irradiation of Carcinoma of the Cervix

  • A. J. Subandono Tjokrowardojo
  • A. G. Visser
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

In the treatment of the carcinoma of the cervix, high dose rate afterloading (HDR-AL) brachytherapy was started in Rotterdam in 1978. From the viewpoint of dosimetry high dose rate applications are preferable because the short application times allow for complete fixation of the applicator in combination with immobilization through spinal or epidural anesthesia. Stable geometrical conditions are obtained. Direct measurements in the bladder appear very difficult to realize. The main problem is to ensure that the probe is positioned at the area of the bladder base where late radiation reactions occur most frequently.

Keywords

Catheter Foam Immobilization Oncol Nylon 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Subandono Tjokrowardojo
    • 1
  • A. G. Visser
    • 1
  1. 1.Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center and Rotterdam Radio-Therapeutic InstituteRotterdamThe Netherlands

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