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Techniques and Clinical Experience of Interstitial Thermoradiotherapy

  • M. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
  • Rolf Sauer
  • Luther W. Brady
  • Ulf L. Karlsson
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

In recent years abundant information has been gained on various biological, technical and clinical aspects of hyperthermia in combination with radiotherapy (thermoradiotherapy). Using various heating methods, superficial and interstitial hyperthermia methods have achieved a sufficiently high standard of technology to provoke interest among clinical oncologists. Since hyperthermia is regarded as an effective radiosensitizing as well as chemosensitizing agent, it shows great potential for palliative and/or adjuvant treatment approaches when combined with radiotherapy and cytotoxic agents (Brady and Seegenschmiedt 1987; Perez et al. 1987; Overgaard 1987, 1989).

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Specific Absorption Rate Insertion Depth Power Deposition Heating Pattern Heating Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
    • 1
  • Rolf Sauer
    • 1
  • Luther W. Brady
    • 2
  • Ulf L. Karlsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Strahlentherapeutische Klinik und PoliklinikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, School of MedicineHahnemann UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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