Image Guided Radiotherapy Workflow for Localized Prostate Cancer : A Hybrid Solution for A Better Therapeutic Outcome

Authors(7) :-G. F. Acquah, P. O. Kyeremeh, C. O. Doudoo, I. Koranteng, A. Amoah, C. Edusa, K. Beecham

Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) workflow was introduced to manage localized prostate cancer treatment by hybridizing treatment planning and dose delivering optimization. Seven main challenges were examined over a four year period with simple hybrid tailor-made solutions and workflow protocols formulated with limited resources. These techniques significantly improved the therapeutic ratio by safely reducing the large target margins and enhanced the possibility for dose escalation. However, clinical implementations were explored cautiously and a comprehensive dosimetric evaluation done to address uncertainties in workflow.

Authors and Affiliations

G. F. Acquah
Department of Radiation Medical Physics, Sweden Ghana Medical Centre, Accra, Ghana
P. O. Kyeremeh
Department of Radiation Medical Physics, Sweden Ghana Medical Centre, Accra, Ghana
C. O. Doudoo
Department of Radiotherapy, Sweden Ghana Medical Centre, Accra, Ghana
I. Koranteng
Department of Radiotherapy, Sweden Ghana Medical Centre, Accra, Ghana
A. Amoah
Research and Education Department, Sweden Ghana Medical Centre, Accra, Ghana
C. Edusa
Department of Radiation Oncology, Sweden Ghana Medical Centre, Accra, Ghana
K. Beecham
Research and Education Department, Sweden Ghana Medical Centre, Accra, Ghana

Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Prostate Cancer, Workflow Protocol, Image Fusion.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 8 | May-June 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-06-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 317-321
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1845470
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

G. F. Acquah, P. O. Kyeremeh, C. O. Doudoo, I. Koranteng, A. Amoah, C. Edusa, K. Beecham, " Image Guided Radiotherapy Workflow for Localized Prostate Cancer : A Hybrid Solution for A Better Therapeutic Outcome", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.317-321, May-June-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST1845470

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