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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Examples of brachytherapy failures

Treatment site Failure of brachytherapy
Prostate Needles shifting from their intended position
Inappropriate dose optimization
Breast Length failures, either by erroneous measurement or entry (most common failure)
Intracavitary balloons leaking or popping
Intracavitary applicator rotating from the intended orientation
Gynecology Incorrect length for 1 or more parts of the applicator
Wrong dose specification location; for example, on a cylinder surface or at 0.5 cm away
Wrong dose or dose combination with EBRT
Applicator slippage between treatment planning and treatment delivery
Intraluminal Incorrectly defining starting location for the source
Catheter shifting from its intended position
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