Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Joseph Varon  
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX


Lung Cancer Brachytherapy: Robotics-Assisted Minimally Invasive Approach

Author(s): 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

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Article Details

Year: 2011
Page: [340 - 353]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/157339811797189803
Price: $58