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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Volume 7 Issue 5
ISSN: 1573-398X
eISSN: 1875-6387


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  Lung Cancer Brachytherapy: Robotics-Assisted Minimally Invasive Approach
  pp.340-353 (14) Authors: Edward Yu, Craig Lewis, Ana Luisa Trejos, Rajni V. Patel, Richard A. Malthaner

New technological concepts have been evolving to manage the relative poor prognosis of lung cancer. Brachytherapy is becoming an option for both unresectable and early resectable lung cancer. Three-dimensional ultrasound (US) of lung tumours and image-guided minimally invasive robotics-assisted brachytherapy are feasible for dosimetry planning and management of lung tumours. The present article reviews the current knowledge of lung brachytherapy and discusses its potential in future management of lung cancer.

  Keywords: Brachytherapy, lung tumour, minimally invasive, robotics-assisted surgery and therapy, lung cancer, Endobronchial Brachytherapy, HDR Brachytherapy, Interstitial Brachytherapy, LDR Brachytherapy
  Affiliation: University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre, Division of Radiation Oncology, 790 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, N6A 4L6, Canada.
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