Evaluation of the use of computed tomography versus conventional orthogonal X-ray simulation in the treatment of rectal cancer.
M Chao, P Gibbs, J Tjandra, P Darben, D Lim-Joon, IT Jones
Australas Radiol | Published : 2005
The aim of this study is to compare and contrast the treatment fields designed using CT versus conventional orthogonal X-ray simulation in the treatment of patients with rectal cancer given preoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Nine patients participated in this study. The coverage of treatment fields, the volume of treatment fields, and the position of the anorectal junction in relation to the inferior border of the obturator foramen as the delineator of the pelvic floor were evaluated in each patient using CT and conventional orthogonal X-ray simulation. The results demonstrated undercoverage of the anterior border of the lateral fields of up to 2.5 cm in seven of nine patients when ..View full abstract