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Table 1 Comparison between protocols in Hospitals A and B

From: A comparison of two systems of patient immobilization for prostate radiotherapy

  Hospital A Hospital B
Treatment technique RapidArc RapidArc
Immobilization devices Hipfix Alpha-cradle
Dose scheme 2 Gy at 100% isodose level per fraction, 5 fractions per week, to a total dose of 76 Gy in 38 fractions
Bladder preparation Drink 400 ml of water 60 minutes prior to the scan or treatment
Rectal evacuation N.A. Bisacodyl 10 mg (oral) before bedtime is prescribed to empty bowel before the night of planning CT and each treatment unless the patient was suffering from diarrhea