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dc.contributor.authorNasser, Nicola J
dc.contributor.authorFenig, Eyal
dc.contributor.authorKlein, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorAgbarya, Abed
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T16:33:00Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T16:33:00Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/14659
dc.description.abstractRadiation therapy for patients with prostate cancer is preferably provided with a full urinary bladder. Full bladder can potentially move the small intestine out of the radiation treatment regions, and results in decreased small bowel radiation dose and gastrointestinal toxicity. Maintaining consistent bladder filling during computerized tomography simulation scan used for treatment planning and at daily radiation treatments is challenging. Here we present an in-development urinary catheter with a floating balloon that drains the bladder only when urine reaches to a prespecified level, and review current methods used in clinic to ensure consistent bladder filling. These includes bladder filling protocols, ultrasound scanning and biofeedback techniques. © 2021 The Authorsen_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.tipsro.2021.01.002en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltden_US
dc.relation.ispartofTechnical Innovations & Patient Support in Radiation Oncologyen_US
dc.rights© 2021 The Authors.en_US
dc.subjectBladder fillingen_US
dc.subjectCheck valveen_US
dc.subjectFloaten_US
dc.subjectProstate canceren_US
dc.subjectRadiation therapyen_US
dc.subjectUrinary catheteren_US
dc.titleMaintaining consistent bladder filling during external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tipsro.2021.01.002
dc.identifier.pmid33553698
dc.source.volume17
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage4
dc.source.countryEngland


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