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Sphincter-preserving radiation therapy for rectal cancer: a simulation study using three-dimensional computerized technology

Published inColorectal disease, vol. 8, no. 7, p. 570-574
Publication date2006
Abstract

The acquisition of detailed computerized tomography (CT) imaging at the time of simulation, along with three-dimensional (3D) treatment planning software has been integrated with radiation delivery hardware to create the modality known as 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DXRT). This approach provides, in theory, a means to selectively subtract the anal sphincter from the high-dose field of irradiation in patients with stage II and III adenocarcinomas of the mid-rectum scheduled for low anterior resection (LAR).

Keywords
  • Anal Canal/radiation effects
  • Computer Simulation
  • Humans
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal/methods
  • Rectal Neoplasms/pathology/radionuclide imaging/radiotherapy/therapy
  • Rectum/surgery
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed/methods
Citation (ISO format)
GERVAZ, Pascal et al. Sphincter-preserving radiation therapy for rectal cancer: a simulation study using three-dimensional computerized technology. In: Colorectal disease, 2006, vol. 8, n° 7, p. 570–574. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2006.01015.x
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