“NVB-sparing SBRT with hydrogel spacer placement has the potential to significantly reduce the high dose delivered to the NVB. The spacer contributes to this effect by inducing a small but dosimetrically meaningful NVB displacement in the posterior direction. We believe that the described approach to offer clinically meaningful reductions in RiED warrants prospective clinical trials.”
- Hwang ME, Mayeda M, Shaish H, Elliston CD, Spina CS, Wenske S, et al. Dosimetric feasibility of neurovascular bundle-sparing stereotactic body radiotherapy with periprostatic hydrogel spacer for localized prostate cancer to preserve erectile function. Br J Radiol 2021; 94: 20200433.
SBRT was not the method used in the SpaceOAR Hydrogel single-blind Phase III trial performed to evaluate dosimetric and clinical effects of SpaceOAR Hydrogel. IG-IMRT delivered at 79.2 Gy in 1.8-Gy fractions was the method used.
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