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.
|Journal||International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2012|
- Breast-conserving therapy
- Treatment planning
- Class solutions