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Table 1 Course of the IPI study

From: Ion Prostate Irradiation (IPI) – a pilot study to establish the safety and feasibility of primary hypofractionated irradiation of the prostate with protons and carbon ions in a raster scan technique

Before radiation Radiation therapy Final examination Radiooncological after treatment
  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4   +6 weeks +6 months +12 months +18 months +24 months
• Spacer injection • Documentation of toxicities and clinical symptoms by the investigator • Evaluation and documentation of toxicities • Documentation of PSA level
• Morphological & functional MRI • Control of blood counts • QoL • Documentation of toxicities
• Planning CT • Functional MRI in week 3 • Functional MRI • Functional MRI
• PSA level    • QoL (+6 weeks, +6 months and +24 months)
• QoL