Journal article

Seminal vesicle intrafraction motion analysed with cinematic magnetic resonance imaging

Suki Gill, Kim Dang, Chris Fox, Mathias Bressel, Tomas Kron, Noelene Bergen, Nick Ferris, Rebecca Owen, Sarat Chander, Keen Hun Tai, Farshad Foroudi

Radiation Oncology | BMC | Published : 2014


PURPOSE: This study analyses seminal vesicle displacement relative to the prostate and in relation to treatment time. METHOD: A group of eleven patients undergoing prostate cancer radiotherapy were imaged with a continuous 3 T cine-MRI in the standard treatment setup position. Four images were recorded every 4 seconds for 15 minutes in the sagittal plane and every 6.5 seconds for 12 minutes in the coronal plane. The prostate gland and seminal vesicles were contoured on each MRI image. The coordinates of the centroid of the prostate and seminal vesicles on each image was analysed for displacement against time. Displacements between the 2.5 percentile and 97.5 percentile (i.e. the 2.5% trimmed..

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