Target volume delineation in external beam partial breast irradiation: Less inter-observer variation with preoperative-compared to postoperative delineation

  • Van Der Leij F
  • Elkhuizen P
  • Janssen T
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Abstract

The challenge of adequate target volume definition in external beam partial breast irradiation (PBI) could be overcome with preoperative irradiation, due to less inter-observer variation. We compared the target volume delineation for external beam PBI on preoperative versus postoperative CT scans of twenty-four breast cancer patients. © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Delineation
  • Early-stage breast cancer
  • External beam radiotherapy
  • Inter-observer variation
  • Partial breast irradiation

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