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3D vision on robot assisted brachytherapy catheter implantation in bladder cancer

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Author: Smits, G.A.H.J. · Steen-Banasik, E. van der · Wieringa F.P.
Identifier: 531930
Keywords: Industrial Innovation · Physics & Electronics · OPT - Optics · TS - Technical Sciences


Using strict criteria, solitary muscle invasive bladder cancer can be managed favorably in a bladder sparing manner with brachytherapy. Hollow catheters for afterloading radiotherapy are placed in the bladder wall. Until now, this is performed by open surgery. We replaced open surgery by laparoscopy (eventually robot assisted).