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

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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… (More)

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@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 Juergen 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} }