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Outcomes of Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer using an Empty Bladder Protocol

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Localised prostate cancer can be treated with prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy or active surveillance. A full bladder displaces the small bowel out of the treatment area, sparing it from excessive radiation. Inconsistent daily bladder filling may lead to a wide variation in prostate position. Using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for conformal avoidance may reduce the advantages of full bladder treatment.

UOW Authors


  •   Tuan, Jeffrey Kit Loong (external author)
  •   Ha, Tam
  •   Ong, Whee Sze (external author)
  •   Siow, Tian Rui (external author)
  •   Tham, Ivan Weng Keong (external author)
  •   Ng, W (external author)
  •   Wang, M (external author)
  •   Chua, Eu Tiong (external author)
  •   Tan, Terence Wee Kiat (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Tuan, J. K. L., Ha, T. C., Ong, W. S., Siow, T. R., Tham, I. W. K., Ng, W. L., Wang, M. L. C., Chua, E. T. & Tan, T. W. K. (2012). Outcomes of Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer using an Empty Bladder Protocol. Clinical Oncology, 24 (9), e137-e139.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866860985

Start Page


  • e137

End Page


  • e139

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Localised prostate cancer can be treated with prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy or active surveillance. A full bladder displaces the small bowel out of the treatment area, sparing it from excessive radiation. Inconsistent daily bladder filling may lead to a wide variation in prostate position. Using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for conformal avoidance may reduce the advantages of full bladder treatment.

UOW Authors


  •   Tuan, Jeffrey Kit Loong (external author)
  •   Ha, Tam
  •   Ong, Whee Sze (external author)
  •   Siow, Tian Rui (external author)
  •   Tham, Ivan Weng Keong (external author)
  •   Ng, W (external author)
  •   Wang, M (external author)
  •   Chua, Eu Tiong (external author)
  •   Tan, Terence Wee Kiat (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Tuan, J. K. L., Ha, T. C., Ong, W. S., Siow, T. R., Tham, I. W. K., Ng, W. L., Wang, M. L. C., Chua, E. T. & Tan, T. W. K. (2012). Outcomes of Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer using an Empty Bladder Protocol. Clinical Oncology, 24 (9), e137-e139.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866860985

Start Page


  • e137

End Page


  • e139

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom