Journal article

Assessment of Intrafraction Motion of the Urinary Bladder Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cineMRI)

C Wilson, E Moseshvili, M Tacey, I Quin, N Lawrentschuk, D Bolton, DL Joon, M Chao, T Dunshea, T Kron, F Foroudi

Comparative Haematology International | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2020


AIM: To assess the intrafraction motion of the urinary bladder and delineate the appropriate margin size for radiotherapy planning, for both the full and empty bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single-site, single-arm study of 20 patients planned to undergo radical cystectomy for histologically confirmed muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (cineMRI) of the entire pelvis using a 3-Tesla system, prior to cystectomy. Patients first underwent a cineMRI with a full bladder, then voided and underwent a second MRI with an empty bladder. All MRI sequences were acquired over 18 min. We assessed the differences in bladder filling and subsequent bladde..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded in part by a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Research Grant. The results were presented at the RANZCR Annual Scientific meeting in October 2018.