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Abstract #0771

Radiation Therapy, Guided Therapy and Related Topics

Jelle O. Barentsz 1

1University Hospital Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

This course describes the value of MR imaging for patients with prostate cancer in optimizing their therapy. MR imaging affords: accurate detection of tumors, thereby providing increased accuracy and decreasing the number of unnecessary biopsies. Better determination of the location and extension of the tumor: this makes targeted radiotherapy or targeted treatments possible, and reduces side-effects of this treatment (damage to the intestine, impotence,