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Rectal Balloon

An air filled rectal balloon that is used for prostate immobilization in patients receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
OBJECTIVE Prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial of 14 female patients (median age 52 [30-69… Expand
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2010
2010
Rectal balloons are used in external beam prostate radiotherapy to provide reproducible anatomy and rectal dose reductions. This… Expand
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2010
2010
PURPOSE Determine prostate intrafraction motion with Cine-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and deformable registration. METHODS… Expand
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2005
2005
The use of an air-filled rectal balloon has been shown to decrease prostate motion during prostate radiotherapy. However, the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of hyoscine butylbromide and an inflatable rectal balloon catheter on luminal distention… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To compare the rectal wall and bladder volume in the high dose region with or without the use of a balloon… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
PURPOSE A prospective comparative study of a subset of 10 consecutive patients was performed, to describe the effects of an air… Expand
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2002
2002
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of a rectal balloon for prostate immobilization and rectal toxicity… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
PURPOSE To report acute toxicity and to evaluate the relationship between dose-volume effects and acute toxicity in patients with… Expand
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
The relation between sensory perception of rapid balloon distension of the rectum and the motor responses of the rectum and… Expand
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