Image-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy in inoperable endometrial cancer

P. Dankulchai, J. Petsuksiri, Y. Chansilpa, P. J. Hoskin

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Inoperable endometrial cancer may be treated with curative aim using radical radiotherapy alone. The radiation techniques are external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) alone, EBRT plus brachytherapy and brachytherapy alone. Recently, high-dose-rate brachytherapy has been used instead of low-dose-rate brachytherapy. Image-guided brachytherapy enables sufficient coverage of tumour and reduction of dose to the organs at risk, thus increasing the therapeutic ratio of treatment. Local control rates with three-dimensional brachytherapy appear better than with conventional techniques (about 90-100% and 70-90%, respectively).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20140018
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1039
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


  • Brachytherapy/instrumentation
  • Endometrial Neoplasms/prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Radiotherapy, Image-Guided

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre


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