Investigation of the relationship between BMI and prostate motion in radiation therapy treatment for prostate cancer

Brown, Amy Louise (2015) Investigation of the relationship between BMI and prostate motion in radiation therapy treatment for prostate cancer. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis studied the influence of patient obesity on prostate motion during radiation therapy treatment delivery, an important consideration in the accurate treatment of prostate cancer. The study highlighted the importance of daily image guidance to correct for prostate motion, increasing radiation dose to the prostate while decreasing radiation dose to surrounding healthy tissues, thereby increasing patient quality of life.

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ID Code: 86509
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Fielding, Andrew & Oloyede, Kunle
Keywords: Body Mass Index, Intrafraction motion, Interfraction motion, Obesity, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Motion, Quality of Life, Radiation Therapy
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 06:15
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 06:15

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