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

Femke van der Leij, Paula H. M. Elkhuizen*, Tomas M. Janssen, Philip Poortmans, Maurice van der Sangen, Astrid N. Scholten, Corine van Vliet-Vroegindeweij, Liesbeth J. Boersma

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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 Cl' scans of twenty-four breast cancer patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-470
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume110
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

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

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