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

1st Edition

  • Print ISBN 9780080446592

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

Details

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