Development, implementation, and outcomes of a simulation-based medical education (SBME) prostate brachytherapy workshop for radiation oncology residents

Despite a preponderance of data demonstrating strong clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness, prostate brachytherapy use and competency continue to decline. Enhanced resident education may help reverse this trend. We therefore developed and implemented a simulation-based medical education course for low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR-PB).
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
We evaluated the use of ultrasound imaging within a brachytherapy applicator as a method for applicator positioning, evaluation, and treatment planning in a series of in  vitro, cadaver, and human studies.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   106 Ruthenium Plaque Brachytherapy;   Uveal Melanoma Intervention:   Radiation: 106 Ruthenium plaque brachytherapy Sponsor:   Federico II University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
High dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy (BT) is commonly used to treat prostate and cervical cancer by irradiating the target volume using dedicated applicators and/or catheters. BT offers sharp dose gradients which may lead to decreased dose to organs at risk compared to external beam radiotherapy.[1,2] Image-guided implant reconstruction has become standard practice, using medical imaging such as CT, MR or ultrasound acquired before treatment planning.[3,4] After reconstructing the applicator and/or interstitial catheters, a treatment plan is created using the target and organ at risk delineations by optimizing dwell times in...
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract A new high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy program was initiated in a community hospital setting, with the goal of using magnetic resonance (MR) images with the implant in place during the planning process. Physics acceptance testing and commissioning was completed for key program components, including multiple applicators. To image new applicators for MRI-based planning prior to use with patients, agar gel doped with copper sulfate was created using simple, MR-safe household materials as a practical and inexpensive alternative to custom-machined precision phantoms. Applicators in-phantom were scanned in a ...
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research
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