By Paolo Montemaggi, Mark Trombetta, Luther W. Brady
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The first property is the type and energy of radiation emitted by the source. These impact the dose delivered to the patient and the radiation The Physics of Brachytherapy exposure to the staff involved in the procedure. The energy should be low enough to provide a desired sharp dose falloff, yet high enough to treat in depth with acceptable dose heterogeneity. Higher energy gammas that can penetrate through the patient will result in higher staff exposure. The source’s specific activity should be an optimal value to allow for the delivery of desired dose rates while sufficiently small to be placed within the body.
Yang et al. 2. End enclosures in the form of end welds, cups, or other mechanisms to seal the titanium tubes after internal components are inserted into the tube 3. Active source carriers, in the shape of spheres or cylinders 4. Active source materials containing the radioactive isotope, impregnated in or absorbed onto the source carriers An ideal low-energy brachytherapy source would be expected to have uniform dose distribution around the source, as well as intersource dose distribution reproducibility.
Model-based algorithms are alternative dose calculation algorithms which take into account the surrounding material. These algorithms either simulate the coupled photon- electron radiation transport in the material or they use multiple dimensional scatter integration techniques to take into account the material’s impact on scatter dose. Three current methods are collapsed cone convolution-superposition (CS) , grid-based Boltzmann solvers (BSs) [40–43], and Monte Carlo simulations (MCSs) [44–47].
Brachytherapy: An International Perspective by Paolo Montemaggi, Mark Trombetta, Luther W. Brady