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Evaluation of possible prostate displacement induced by pressure applied during transabdominal ultrasound image acquisition

Dobler, Barbara ; Mai, Sabine ; Ross, Christine ; Wolff, Dirk ; Wertz, Hansjörg ; Lohr, Frank ; Wenz, Frederik
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:26


Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: For accurate positioning of the prostate in external radiotherapy, transabdominal ultrasound localization and positioning systems are available. Reports have stated that probe pressure applied during image acquisition causes clinically relevant prostate displacement. The aim of this study was to investigate the prostate displacement due to the pressure applied during ...

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