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What is a calypso prostate cancer treatment?

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Dr. Michael Wolff
General Practice
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Wolff
Dr. Michael Wolff
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Dr. James Urbanic
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.
Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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