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Abstract #0472

Delineation and Visualization of Prostate Cancer for Targeted Radiation Therapy (Rt)

Radka Stoyanova1, Raj Rajpara1, Elizabeth Bossart1, Victor Casillas2, Jill Palma1, May Abdel-Wahab1, Alan Pollack1

1Radiation Oncology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States; 2Diagnostic Radiology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States

We present an application of Pattern Recognition technique for analysis of DCE-MRI data from patients with prostate cancer and after prostatectomy. Our analysis indicates that we can detect the area of tumor burden in the prostate as well as abnormalities suggestive of residual/recurrent tumor in the prostate bed. The constructed 3D maps can be directly imported into DICOM-RT ready format to the RT planning system for targeting of the contrast enhancing areas specifically in order to improve tumor control and limit toxicity.