%0 Journal Article
%T A Comparative Analysis of Different Prescription Points in High Dose Rate Brachytherapy of Cervical Cancer
%J Iranian Journal of Medical Physics
%I Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
%Z 2345-3672
%A KAUR, GURPREET
%A Srivastava, Anoop Kumar
%A Garg, Pardeep
%A Singh Kang, Manraj
%A Grover, Romikant
%A Gaur, Garima
%A Sheetal, Sheetal
%A Dangwal, Vinod Kumar
%D 2022
%\ 07/01/2022
%V 19
%N 4
%P 234-240
%! A Comparative Analysis of Different Prescription Points in High Dose Rate Brachytherapy of Cervical Cancer
%K Cervical Cancer
%K High Dose Rate
%K Brachytherapy
%K Manchester Point A
%K ABS Point H
%R 10.22038/ijmp.2022.58066.1972
%X Introduction: The dose prescription point in high dose rate (HDR) intracavitory brachytherapy (ICBT) of cervical cancer is Manchester point A but the localization of this point has a wider variation. To minimize these variations, the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) introduced a new definition of point A and named it as point H. In this study, these two points have been compared in terms of dosimetric parameters.Material and Methods: Twenty HDR ICBT of cervical cancer patients were retrospectively evaluated with Manchester point A and ABS point H. Target volume covered by prescribed dose (TV), dose to 2cc (D2cc) of the bladder and rectum were noted for both points. Statistical analysis using a two-tailed paired t-test was performed to compare dosimetric parameters of both the points of prescription. The maximum value, minimum value, and mean ± standard deviation along with the p value have been noted.Results: On average, point H was 4.0mm ± 6.4mm shifted (superior/inferior) from point A, along the tandem direction. The average TV when the prescription was done at point H (TVH) was 33.7cc ± 10.1cc which was higher than the average TV when the prescription was done at point A (TVA) of 33.3cc ± 9.4 cc.D2cc increased from 63% ± 23% to 68% ± 24% for the rectum and 52% ± 18% to 56% ± 20% for the bladder when the prescription point changed from A to H.Conclusion: As observed, average TV, D2cc of the bladder, and rectum were higher in the case of point H prescription plan (PH) as compared with point A prescription plan (PA). The dose difference between PH and PA was found to be statistically significant, so careful consideration is needed to implementation of new point H in clinical practice.
%U https://ijmp.mums.ac.ir/article_19498_a5d3deec87a1e6d887a03d7cd5a2707d.pdf