Prospective randomized double-blind pilot study of site-specific consensus atlas implementation for rectal cancer target volume delineation in the cooperative group setting.

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PURPOSE Variations in target volume delineation represent a significant hurdle in clinical trials involving conformal radiotherapy. We sought to determine the effect of a consensus guideline-based visual atlas on contouring the target volumes. METHODS AND MATERIALS A representative case was contoured (Scan 1) by 14 physician observers and a reference… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2009.11.012

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