Title

Lung Cancer Brachytherapy: Robotics-Assisted Minimally Invasive Approach

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2011

Journal

Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Volume

7

Issue

5

First Page

340

Last Page

353

Abstract

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.