Purpose: Deformable image registration (DIR) can be used to accumulate the absorbed dose distribution of daily image-guided adaptive external beam radiation treatment (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT). Since dose-volume parameter addition assumes a uniform delivered EBRT dose around the planned BT boost, the added value of DIR over direct addition was investigated for dose accumulation in bladder and rectum. Material and methods: For 10 patients (EBRT 46/46.2 Gy EQD2 , EBRT + BT: D 90 85-90 Gy EQD2 , in equivalent dose in 2 Gy fractions), the actually delivered dose from adaptive volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)/intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) EBRT was calculated using the daily anatomy from the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans acquired prior to irradiation. The CBCT of the first EBRT fraction and the BT planning MRI were registered using DIR. The cumulative dose to the 2 cm 3 with the highest dose (D 2cm 3) from EBRT and BT to the bladder and rectum was calculated and compared to direct addition assuming a uniform EBRT dose (UD). Results: Differences (DIR-UD) in the total EBRT + BT dose ranged between –0.2-3.9 Gy EQD2 (bladder) and –1.0-3.7 Gy EQD2 (rectum). The total EBRT + BT dose calculated with DIR was at most 104% of the dose calculated with the UD method. Conclusions: Differences between UD and DIR were small (< 3.9 Gy EQD2 ). The dose delivered with adaptive VMAT/IMRT EBRT to bladder and rectum near the planned BT boost can be considered uniform for the evaluation of bladder/rectum D 2cm 3.