Comparison of treatment techniques for conformal irradiation of prostate and seminal vesicles using Tumor Control Probability and Normal Tissue Complication Probability

T. Rancati, S. Nava, A. Colombo, A. Crespi, E. De Ponti, C. Ghezzi, G. Montanari

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Abstract

Comparison of six techniques for conformal irradiation of prostate and seminal vesicles through Tumor Control Probability (TCP) and Normal Tissue Complication Probability (NTCP) for bladder and rectum: the investigation was carried out on 33 patients. Results: the sparing of rectum and bladder is not related to the number of fields, improvements can be reached through optimisation of relative beam weight and choice of convenient beam directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Medica
Volume17
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Conformal radiotherapy
  • Normal Tissue Complication Probability (NTCP)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Tumour Control Probability (TCP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Rancati, T., Nava, S., Colombo, A., Crespi, A., De Ponti, E., Ghezzi, C., & Montanari, G. (2001). Comparison of treatment techniques for conformal irradiation of prostate and seminal vesicles using Tumor Control Probability and Normal Tissue Complication Probability. Physica Medica, 17(SUPPL. 2), 114-116.