A comparison of the use of bony anatomy and internal markers for offline verification and an evaluation of the potential benefit of online and offline verification protocols for prostate radiotherapy.

@article{McNair2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of the use of bony anatomy and internal markers for offline verification and an evaluation of the potential benefit of online and offline verification protocols for prostate radiotherapy.},
  author={Helen A. McNair and Vibeke Nordmark Hansen and Christopher C. Parker and Phil M Evans and Andrew Norman and Elizabeth Miles and Emma J. Harris and Louise Del-Acroix and Elizabeth C A Smith and Richard J. Keane and Vincent Khoo and Alan C Thompson and David Paul Dearnaley},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={41-50}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the utility of intraprostatic markers in the treatment verification of prostate cancer radiotherapy. Specific aims were: to compare the effectiveness of offline correction protocols, either using gold markers or bony anatomy; to estimate the potential benefit of online correction protocol's using gold markers; to determine the presence and effect of intrafraction motion. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty patients with three gold markers inserted had pretreatment and… CONTINUE READING