[Significance of a rectal balloon as internal immobilization device in conformal radiotherapy of prostatic carcinoma].

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BACKGROUND As known from the literature, prostate motion depends on different bladder and/or rectum fillings. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of a rectum balloon catheter, used as an internal immobilization device, on prostate and rectum motion during the treatment course. Moreover we have analyzed if the balloon enables an increase of… (More)

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@article{Gerstner1999SignificanceOA, title={[Significance of a rectal balloon as internal immobilization device in conformal radiotherapy of prostatic carcinoma].}, author={Natascha Gerstner and S. Wachter and Douglas B Dorner and G. M. Goldner and Alberto Colotto and Richard Poetter}, journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie : Organ der Deutschen Rontgengesellschaft ... [et al]}, year={1999}, volume={175 5}, pages={232-8} }