Effect of a urinary catheter on seed position and rectal and bladder doses in CT-based post-implant dosimetry for prostate cancer brachytherapy.

Effect of a urinary catheter on seed position and rectal and bladder doses in CT-based post-implant dosimetry for prostate cancer brachytherapy. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2015 Jun;7(3):211-7 Authors: Kunogi H, Yamaguchi N, Wakumoto Y, Sasai K Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the variability in rectal and bladder dosimetric parameters determined according to post-implant computed tomography (CT) images in patients with or without a urethral catheter. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with prostate cancer who were scheduled to undergo CT after brachytherapy between October 2012 and January 2014 were included. We obtained CT series with and without a urinary catheter in each patient. We compared the rectal and bladder doses in 18 patients on each CT series. RESULTS: The shifts in the seed positions between with and without a catheter in place were 1.3 ± 0.3 mm (mean ± standard deviation). The radiation doses to the rectum, as determined on the CT series, with a urethral catheter were higher than those on CT without a catheter (p
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