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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1990;7(2):109-114.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1990.7.2.109    Published online December 31, 1990.
Radiation Therapy of Head and Neck Cancer with CO-6O HDR Transcatheteric Irradiation.
Sei One Shin, Sung Kyu Kim, Myung Se Kim
Abstract
The basic strategy of irradiation is to deliver a dose to the cancer that is high enough to make cancer cells incapable of reproduction, while keeping the doses to the various healthy tissues below tolerable levels. In order to improve local control and survival, as a boost therapy after external radiotherapy, high dose rate transcatheteric irradiation using remote control after loading system (RALSTRON-20B) was used for twelve patients with head and neck cancers. Present results showed complete remission of cancer in 9 out of 112 patients without treatment related complications. Although this procedure is easy to operate, well trained skillful hand in essential for good results. Furthermore out experience suggested that meticulous treatment planning should be developed for better results.
Key Words: HDR, transcatheteric irradiation, Head and neck cancers
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