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Computer-assisted interstitial brachytherapy

  • W. Freysinger
  • E. Hensler
  • A. R. Gunkel
  • R. J. Bale
  • M. Vogele
  • A. Martin
  • T. Auer
  • P. Eichberger
  • A. Szankay
  • T. Auberger
  • K. H. Künzel
  • O. Gaber
  • W. F. Thumfart
  • P. H. Lukas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)

Abstract

We present the current state-of-the art of computer-assisted interstitial (fractionated) brachytherapy as a “picture-book” without wanting to give an in-depth presentation of either brachytherapy itself or of otolaryngologic aspects of oncologic treatment. However, our results show that 3D-computer-assisled navigation techniques can successfully be applied in interstitial brachytherapy to exactly plan the hollow-needle’s position(s) in order to reach a prospective planning of brachytherapy which exploits the full 3D-information of the modern imagery and incorporates state-of-the-art navigational techniques.

Keywords

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Picture Book Interstitial Brachytherapy Target Device Head Holder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Freysinger
    • 1
  • E. Hensler
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. R. Gunkel
    • 1
  • R. J. Bale
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. Vogele
    • 1
  • A. Martin
    • 1
  • T. Auer
    • 1
    • 3
  • P. Eichberger
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Szankay
    • 1
    • 3
  • T. Auberger
    • 1
    • 3
  • K. H. Künzel
    • 1
    • 4
  • O. Gaber
    • 1
    • 4
  • W. F. Thumfart
    • 1
  • P. H. Lukas
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinic of Ear-, Nose-, and Throat DiseasesUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Clinic of Radiotherapy and OncologyUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Department of Radiology IUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  4. 4.Institute of AnatomyInnsbruckAustria

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