Volume 98. ICRP Publication 98: Radiation Aspects of Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

1st Edition

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    Table of Contents

    1. INTRODUCTION

    2. DOSE FROM THE PATIENTS

    2.1. Public and family members, comforters and carers
    2.2. Direct measurements from the patients
    2.3. Theoretical calculations
    2.4. Direct dose monitoring of family and household members
    2.5. Recommendations

    3. EXPELLED SOURCES

    3.1. Migrating and expelled sources
    3.2. Radiation risks related to an expelled source
    3.3. Recommendations

    4. CREMATION

    4.1. Current national recommendations
    4.2. Activity remaining in patient’s ashes
    4.3. Potential airborne release
    4.4. Recommendations for cremation

    5. SUBSEQUENT PELVIC OR ABDOMINAL SURGERY

    6. FATHERING OF CHILDREN

    7. TRIGGERING OF SECURITY MONITORS

    8. SECONDARY CANCERS

    APPENDIX A : Characteristics of the main permanently implanted radioactive sources

    APPENDIX B : Dose measurement technique after implantation

    APPENDIX C : Example recommendations to be given to the patients undergoing prostate brachytherapy with permanently implanted seeds

    APPENDIX D : Personal identification card to be given to patients undergoing a permanent seed implantation

    REFERENCES

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    No. of pages:
    50
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2006
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    Print ISBN:
    9780080446592