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what is a calypso prostate cancer treatment?

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Dr. William A Biermann
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Pin point radiation: This a specific system to guide radiation. A kind of radio guidance system is used to aim the radiation beam more accurately.
Answered on Jul 16, 2012
Dr. Michael Wolff
38 years experience General Practice
Calypso: Calypso is a gps signaling method that allows radiation oncologists to more accurately give radiation treatment to the prostate by monitoring the location of the prostate gland in real time. A urologist places a rice kernel sized electromagnetic transmitter into the prostate that helps the radiation oncologist monitor the location ofthe prostate during treatment.
Answered on Sep 16, 2017
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Dr. James Urbanic
18 years experience Radiation Oncology
GPS implies the use of a satellite within the Global Positioning System. No satellites are used. Simply a device placed in the prostate that can be tracked externally.
Jul 22, 2012

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