Multimodality Imaging Platform for Neurovascular Bundle Sparing Prostate Radiotherapy to Preserve Sexual Function
Technical Report,01 Sep 2018,31 Aug 2019
Emory University Atlanta United States
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The overall project goal is to develop an advanced imaging technology to assess treatment-related erectile dysfunction and thereby improve sexual outcomes and quality of life of prostate-cancer survivors. This project has 3 major steps 1 develop a new technique for combining MRI and ultrasound images in a way that can allow physicians to see the neurovascular bundle NVB clearly and reliably, 2 confirm that these new imaging findings match the patients outcome with respect to their erectile function, and 3 use the new imaging techniques to reduce radiation dose to the NVB. Over the current period, we have made significant progress in the development of the technology to combine MRI and Ultrasound images including Doppler images, and made significant progress on subject accrual for the calibration study and longitudinal clinical study that is the core of the project.
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