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Dose rate in brachytherapy using after-loading machine: Pulsed or high-dose rate?

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Since February 2014, it is no longer possible to use low-dose rate 192 iridium wires due to the end of industrial production of IRF1 and IRF2 sources. The Brachytherapy Group of the French society of radiation oncology (GC-SFRO) has recommended switching from iridium wires to after-loading machines. Two types of after-loading machines are currently available, based on the dose rate used: pulsed-dose rate or high-dose rate. In this article, we propose a comparative analysis between pulsed-dose rate and high-dose rate brachytherapy, based on biological, technological, organizational and financial considerations.
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hal-01801679 , version 1 (28-05-2018)

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J.-M. Hannoun-Lévi, D. Peiffert. Dose rate in brachytherapy using after-loading machine: Pulsed or high-dose rate?. Cancer/Radiothérapie, 2014, 18 (5-6), pp.437 - 440. ⟨10.1016/j.canrad.2014.07.156⟩. ⟨hal-01801679⟩
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