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Magnetic Resonance Image Guided Brachytherapy.
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PMID:  24931089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The application of magnetic resonance image (MRI)-guided brachytherapy has demonstrated significant growth during the past 2 decades. Clinical improvements in cervix cancer outcomes have been linked to the application of repeated MRI for identification of residual tumor volumes during radiotherapy. This has changed clinical practice in the direction of individualized dose administration, and resulted in mounting evidence of improved clinical outcome regarding local control, overall survival as well as morbidity. MRI-guided prostate high-dose-rate and low-dose-rate brachytherapies have improved the accuracy of target and organs-at-risk delineation, and the potential exists for improved dose prescription and reporting for the prostate gland and organs at risk. Furthermore, MRI-guided prostate brachytherapy has significant potential to identify prostate subvolumes and dominant lesions to allow for dose administration reflecting the differential risk of recurrence. MRI-guided brachytherapy involves advanced imaging, target concepts, and dose planning. The key issue for safe dissemination and implementation of high-quality MRI-guided brachytherapy is establishment of qualified multidisciplinary teams and strategies for training and education.
Kari Tanderup; Akila N Viswanathan; Christian Kirisits; Steven J Frank
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in radiation oncology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-9461     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-6-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202882     Medline TA:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  181-191     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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