A randomized trial comparing bladder volume consistency during fractionated prostate radiation therapy
Cleary, L. A.
Local subject classificationRADIATION THERAPY
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CitationMullaney L et al. A randomized trial comparing bladder volume consistency during fractionated prostate radiation therapy. Pract Rad Oncol. Jan 10 2014 [published online]
JournalPractical Radiation Oncology
AbstractOrgan motion is a contributory factor to the variation in location of the prostate and organs at risk during a course of fractionated prostate radiation therapy (RT). A prospective randomized controlled trial was designed with the primary endpoint to provide evidence-based bladder-filling instructions to achieve a consistent bladder volume (BV) and thus reduce the bladder-related organ motion. The secondary endpoints were to assess the incidence of acute and late genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity for patients and patients’ satisfaction with the bladder-filling instructions.