Interfractional variations in the set-up of pelvic bony anatomy and soft tissue , and their implications on the delivery of proton therapy for localized prostate cancer

@inproceedings{Trofimov2011InterfractionalVI,
  title={Interfractional variations in the set-up of pelvic bony anatomy and soft tissue , and their implications on the delivery of proton therapy for localized prostate cancer},
  author={Alexei V Trofimov and Paul Linh Nguyen and Jason Alexander Efstathiou and Dr. L. Rzesnitzek M.A. phil. and Yi Wang and Hsiao-Ming Lu and Martijn Engelsman and Scott Andrew Merrick and Chee-Wai Cheng and James R. Wong and Anthony Laurence Zietman},
  year={2011}
}
Purpose—To quantify daily variations in the anatomy of patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate carcinoma, to estimate their effect on dose distribution, and to evaluate the effectiveness of current standard planning and set-up approaches employed in proton therapy. Methods—We used series of CT data, which included the pre-treatment scan, and between 21 and 43 in-room scans acquired on different treatment days, from 10 patients treated with intensitymodulated radiation therapy at… CONTINUE READING