Variation in volumes, dose-volume histograms, and estimated normal tissue complication probabilities of rectum and bladder during conformal radiotherapy of T3 prostate cancer.

@article{Lebesque1995VariationIV,
  title={Variation in volumes, dose-volume histograms, and estimated normal tissue complication probabilities of rectum and bladder during conformal radiotherapy of T3 prostate cancer.},
  author={Joos Lebesque and Allison M. Bruce and A P Kroes and A. Touw and R T Shouman and Marcel B van Herk},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1995},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={1109-19}
}
PURPOSE To determine the pattern of changes of rectum and bladder structures during conformal therapy of T3 prostate cancer and the impact of these changes on the accuracy of the dose-volume histograms (DVHs) and normal tissue complication probabilities (NTCPs) of these organs, based on the planning computed tomography (CT) scan only. METHODS AND MATERIALS For 11 T3 prostate cancer patients treated with conformal therapy, three repeat CT scans were made in Weeks 2, 4, and 6 of the treatment… CONTINUE READING