Journal article

Real-time Image-guided Adaptive-predictive Prostate Radiotherapy using Rectal Diameter as a Predictor of Motion

R Oates, A Brown, A Tan, F Foroudi, M Lim Joon, M Schneider, A Herschtal, T Kron

Comparative Haematology International | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2017

Abstract

AIMS: To investigate a relationship between maximum rectal diameter (MRD) on pre-treatment cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and intra-fraction prostate motion, in the context of an adaptive image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MRD was measured on 2125 CBCTs from 55 retrospective patient datasets and related to prostate displacement from intra-fraction imaging. A linear regression model was developed to determine a threshold MRD associated with a high probability of small prostate displacement. Standard and reduced adaptive margin plans were created to compare rectum and bladder normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) with each method. RESULTS: A per-p..

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