Use of hydrogel spacer for improved rectal dose-sparing in patients undergoing radical radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer: First Canadian experience

  • Alejandro Berlin Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
  • Anne Di Tomasso Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Heather Ballantyne Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Susan Patterson Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Tony Lam Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Aravind Sundaramurthy Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
  • Joelle Helou Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
  • Andrew Bayley Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
  • Peter Chung Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

Abstract

We describe the initial experience using a hydrogel spacer (SpaceOAR) to separate the prostate-rectum interspace in patients planned to undergo radical hypofractionated image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT). We depict and discuss the impact of SpaceOAR in the context of hypofractionated IG-IMRT, and the particular considerations for its applications in the Canadian setting.
Published
2017-11-01
How to Cite
Berlin, A., Di Tomasso, A., Ballantyne, H., Patterson, S., Lam, T., Sundaramurthy, A., Helou, J., Bayley, A., & Chung, P. (2017). Use of hydrogel spacer for improved rectal dose-sparing in patients undergoing radical radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer: First Canadian experience. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 11(12), 373-5. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.4681
Section
Research Letter