FORWARD INTENSITY-MODULATED RADIOTHERAPY PLANNING IN BREAST CANCER TO IMPROVE DOSE HOMOGENEITY: FEASIBILITY OF CLASS SOLUTIONS

Heike Peulen*, Bianca Hanbeukers, Liesbeth Boersma, Angela van Baardwijk, Piet van den Ende, Ruud Houben, Jos Jager, Lars Murrer, Jacques Borger

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Abstract

To explore forward planning methods for breast cancer treatment to obtain homogeneous dose distributions (using International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements criteria) within normal tissue constraints and to determine the feasibility of class solutions.Treatment plans were optimized in a stepwise procedure for 60 patients referred for postlumpectomy irradiation using strict dose constraints: planning target volume (PTV)(95%) of >99%; V(107%) of 23.6 cm, additional beams were always required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-400
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Radiotherapy
  • Breast-conserving therapy
  • Treatment planning
  • Class solutions

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