Brachytherapy.pptx - DISCUSSION The Principals of brachytherapy \u2022 Main types interstitial radiation and intracavitary radiation \u2022 Can be classified

Brachytherapy.pptx - DISCUSSION The Principals of...

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DISCUSSIONThe Principals of brachytherapyMain types: interstitial radiation and intracavitary radiationCan be classified into temporary brachytherapy and permanent brachytherapy.
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PRACTITIONERradiation oncologistmedical physicistDosimetristradiation therapistradiation therapy nursesurgeon
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MECHANISMS USED NeedlesPlastic cathetersRadioactive isotopes used for treatment which are Iridium-192 or cesium-137
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PRE-PROCEDURE TESTINGbowel preparation, pre-treatment ultrasound, MRI or CT scan, blood tests, chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogramA transrectal ultrasound examinationdiscontinue medications containing aspirin and ibuprofenfollow a liquid diet abstain from food and drink after midnightAn enema or suppository is used
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Diagram : Transrectal ultrasoundDiagram : Enema
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Diagram 4 : Needle Loading Report during pre-procedure
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PROCEDUREPatient's skin is prepared with antimicrobial solution
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