Positioning errors and prostate motion during conformal prostate radiotherapy using on-line isocentre set-up verification and implanted prostate markers.

@article{Wu2001PositioningEA,
  title={Positioning errors and prostate motion during conformal prostate radiotherapy using on-line isocentre set-up verification and implanted prostate markers.},
  author={J Wu and Tara Haycocks and Hamideh Alasti and G Ottewell and N Middlemiss and Mohamad Abdolell and Pardraig Warde and Ants Toi and Charles Catton},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={127-33}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate treatment errors from set-up and inter-fraction prostatic motion with port films and implanted prostate fiducial markers during conformal radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. METHODS Errors from isocentre positioning and inter-fraction prostate motion were investigated in 13 men treated with escalated dose conformal radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. To limit the effect of inter-fraction prostate motion, patients were planned and treated with an empty… CONTINUE READING