Eur Urol Oncol 2021 Feb 22;4(1):73-83. Epub 2020 May 22.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany; Department of Radiation Sciences (DRS), Institute of Radiation Medicine (IRM), Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany; Deutsches Konsortium für Translationale Krebsforschung (DKTK), Partner Site Munich, Munich, Germany.
Background: Many patients experience recurrence of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy.
Objective: The aim of this study was to visually analyze typical patterns of lymph node (LN) involvement for prostate cancer (PC) patients with biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy and lymphadenectomy by creating a color-coded heat map using gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (Ga-PSMA-PET) imaging. Further, we evaluated which LNs were covered by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) clinical target volume (CTV) contouring guidelines. Read More