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4 hours, with a range of ten to sixty-five hours. Early in the study, scalp necrosis was identified as an important complication. 9 months with five patients exhibiting no tumor recurrence at the time of death. Of these five patients however, three had radiation necrosis of the brain and two had infections associated with radiation necrosis of the scalp. The frequency of scalp necrosis throughout the study was noted as being higher than anticipated, with two possible explanations for the cause.
Different depth dependence was found for CCA-type applicator compared to CCB-type applicator. The CCA-type uncertainties are constantly increasing with depth, whilst the CCB-type statistical uncertainties were not gradually increased. 5 mm. The EGS5 statistical uncertainties assessments showed that the CCB-type source might be proffered, due to low uncertainties along the treatment range. , 1998), it was interesting to examine the difference of the dose results. The relative dose versus depth in water from the EGS5 results was compared to the relative dose from PENELOPE after normalizing the values to be 100 at 2 mm depth.
1997]. The dose scheme utilized in the trial examined the use of Californium252 before (“early”) and after (“late”) external beam therapy and also as a single treatment modality. 7%. , 1991] . The results of the study showed a tumor regression rate of 63% for the tongue cancer and 83% for the oral cavity cancer. , 1991]. In this study, 85 patients were treated solely using single and multiple Cf-252 tubes and also in conjunction with external beam therapy. The overall median survival time with Cf-252 being used as a single modality was 12 months.