© 2013

Interstitial Prostate Brachytherapy


  • György Kovács
  • Peter Hoskin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. György Kovács, Peter Hoskin
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ernesto R. Cordeiro, Bertrand Tombal, Theo M. de Reijke
    Pages 3-31
  4. Brendan M. Carey
    Pages 33-62
  5. György Kovács
    Pages 79-85
  6. Peter Hoskin
    Pages 103-109
  7. Bradley R. Pieters
    Pages 111-117
  8. Brendan M. Carey
    Pages 119-140
  9. B. Al-Qaisieh
    Pages 141-147
  10. Frank-André Siebert
    Pages 149-155
  11. Marinus Adriaan Moerland
    Pages 157-168
  12. Peter Hoskin
    Pages 179-186
  13. Jan J. Battermann
    Pages 187-196
  14. György Kovács
    Pages 197-202
  15. B. R. Pieters, E. D. Geijsen
    Pages 203-206
  16. Roos E. Stuurman-Wieringa, Hiren S. Sodha, Stavros Gravas, Jean J. M. H. C. de la Rosette, Theo M. de Reijke
    Pages 215-238

About this book


Prostate brachytherapy has been the subject of heated debate among surgeons and the proponents of the various brachytherapy methods. This very first interdisciplinary book on the subject provides a comprehensive overview of innovations in low dose rate (LDR), high dose rate (HDR), and pulsed dose rate (PDR) interstitial brachytherapy for the management of local or locally advanced prostate cancer. In addition to detailed chapters on patient selection and the use of imaging in diagnostics, treatment guidance, and implantation control, background chapters are included on related medical physics issues such as treatment planning and quality assurance. The results obtained with the different treatment options and the difficult task of salvage treatment are fully discussed. All chapters have been written by internationally recognized experts in their fields who for more than a decade have formed the teaching staff responsible for the successful GEC-ESTRO/EAU Prostate Brachytherapy Teaching Course.


This book will be invaluable in informing residents and others of the scientific background and potential of modern prostate brachytherapy. It will also prove a useful source of up-to-date information for those who specialize in prostate brachytherapy or intend to start an interstitial brachytherapy service.


Brachytherapy of localized prostate cancer Brachytherapy treatment planning Imaging for brachytherapy in prostate cancer LDR-PDR-HDR prostate brachytherapy Salvage treatment of local recurrent prostate cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • György Kovács
    • 1
  • Peter Hoskin
    • 2
  1. 1.LübeckGermany
  2. 2.University College LondonMount Vernon Cancer CentreLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interstitial Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Book Subtitle LDR-PDR-HDR
  • Editors György Kovács
    Peter Hoskin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-36498-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44390-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-36499-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Radiotherapy
    Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


From the reviews:

“It gives a concise overview of the various techniques and equipment used in HDR, LDR and PDR treatments, and has a very good coverage of imaging for diagnosis and treatment planning, indicating how this will progress in the future. … the clear style makes it suitable for students of any discipline, and the imaging chapters are good, but it is more suited to clinicians with only a token coverage of the physics involved … .” (Keri Owen, SCOPE, Vol. 23 (1), March, 2014)