Adverse effect of a distended rectum in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment planning of prostate cancer.

@article{Guckenberger2006AdverseEO,
  title={Adverse effect of a distended rectum in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment planning of prostate cancer.},
  author={Matthias Guckenberger and Fabian Pohl and Kurt Baier and J{\"u}rgen Meyer and Dirk Vordermark and Michael Flentje},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The retrospective planning study for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) of prostate cancer evaluated whether proximal rectum and supra-anal rectum/anal canal should be delineated as separated organs-at-risk (OARs) to achieve optimal dose distributions to the anorectal region. PATIENTS AND METHODS For 10 patients with localized prostate cancer IMRT plans were generated with the rectum and anal canal as separated OARs (Rec-sep) and as one single OAR (Rec-tot). Two… CONTINUE READING

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