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Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: Prostate Cancer
Dr. Elaine Halesey, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM)
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a special type of radiation therapy that uses very high precise radiation to treat cancerous cells and the treatments are only a total of about five fractions. Prostate cancer is very common in men around the age of 66 and is treated with radiation therapy. Prostate cancer’s high sensitivity to radiation, the use of continuous motion monitoring, and the time efficiency of SBRT are reasons why it should be used to treat prostate cancer. By using continuous motion monitoring along with the SBRT treatment, it allows for very precise treatment. This research discusses the treatment planning, average dose, and procedural set up for SBRT when treating prostate cancer. Along with the benefits of SBRT, previous studies were analyzed and concluded SBRT is a safe and efficient way to treat low-risk, intermediate risk, and lymph node positive prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Radiation Therapy, Procedure Set Up, Treatment Planning
Medicine and Health Sciences
Mahon, Monica, "Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: Prostate Cancer" (2021). Student Research Poster Presentations 2021. 65.