A practical technique to avoid the hippocampus in prophylactic cranial irradiation for lung cancer

Zdenko van Kesteren*, Jose Belderbos, Marcel van Herk, Agnieszka Olszewska, Emmy Lamers, Dirk De Ruysscher, Eugene Damen, Corine van Vliet-Vroegindeweij

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A practical technique is presented to deliver hippocampus avoiding prophylactic cranial irradiation for lung cancer patients, using two lateral fields. For a prescribed dose of 12?2.5 Gy, sparing of the hippocampi to 6.1 Gy was achieved with a V95% of the brain of 81.7%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • PCI
  • Hippocampus avoiding PCI
  • Neuro-cognition

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