Localization of the prostatic apex for radiotherapy planning: a comparison of two techniques.

@article{Chen1996LocalizationOT,
  title={Localization of the prostatic apex for radiotherapy planning: a comparison of two techniques.},
  author={Lin Chen and Loredana Lubich and P. Chiru and Lauro Ignacio and Paul M. Sweeney and George T. Y. Chen and Srinivasan Vijayakumar},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={69 825},
  pages={
          821-9
        }
}
Autopsy and pathology studies have shown that the caudal portion of the prostate gland harbors tumour in 64-75% of specimens examined. Accurate localization of the prostatic apex may be important in improving local control with external beam radiation therapy. We compared the location of the apex obtained with CT based treatment planning versus localization using retrograde urethrography in 32 consecutive patients. The prostatic apex, localized by CT and retrograde urethrography, was compared… CONTINUE READING
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