Radiotherapy treatment planning for prostate cancer in patients with prosthetic hips

Steven E. Schild, Jay S. Robinow, Henry E. Casale, Louis P. Bellefontaine, Steven J. Buskirk

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Abstract

Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer may also have a prosthetic hip. When planning radiotherapy for these patients, one must consider the attenuation of the dose when the beam passes through the prosthetic hip. It is best to avoid administration of radiation to the target through the prosthesis. Example treatment plans are evaluated. The potential advantages and disadvantages of each plan are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Dosimetry
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • Prosthetic hip
  • Radiotherapy
  • Treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Schild, S. E., Robinow, J. S., Casale, H. E., Bellefontaine, L. P., & Buskirk, S. J. (1992). Radiotherapy treatment planning for prostate cancer in patients with prosthetic hips. Medical Dosimetry, 17(2), 83-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/0958-3947(92)90018-B