Adaptive image guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer: A combined MRI-/CT-planning technique with MRI only at first fraction

@inproceedings{Nesvacil2013AdaptiveIG,
  title={Adaptive image guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer: A combined MRI-/CT-planning technique with MRI only at first fraction},
  author={Nicole Nesvacil and Richard Poetter and Alina E Sturdza and Neamat Hegazy and Mario Federico and Christian Kirisits},
  booktitle={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2013}
}
PURPOSE To investigate and test the feasibility of adaptive 3D image based BT planning for cervix cancer patients in settings with limited access to MRI, using a combination of MRI for the first BT fraction and planning of subsequent fractions on CT. MATERIAL AND METHODS For 20 patients treated with EBRT and HDR BT with tandem/ring applicators two sets of treatment plans were compared. Scenario one is based on the "gold standard" with individual MRI-based treatment plans (applicator… CONTINUE READING