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Hybrid IMRT plans - Concurrently treating conventional and IMRT beams for improved breast irradiation and reduced planning time

Mayo C, Urie M, Fitzgerald T ...see all

International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 61, issue 3 (2005) pp. 922-932

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate a hybrid intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technique as a class solution for treatment of the intact breast. Methods and Materials: The following five plan techniques were compared for 10 breast patients using dose-volume histogram analysis: conventional wedged-field tangents (Tangents), forward-planned field-within-a-field tangents (FIF), IMRT-only tangents (IMRT tangents), conventional open plus IMRT tangents (4-field hybrid), and conventional open plus IMRT tangents with 2 anterior oblique IMRT beams (6-field hybrid). Results: The 4-field hybrid and FIF achieved dose distributions better than Tangents and IMRT tangents. The volume of tissue outside the planning target volume receiving

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  • Breast irradiation
  • Hybrid IMRT
  • IMRT breast techniques

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Authors

  • Charles S. Mayo

  • Marcia M. Urie

  • Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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