umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Optimized MLC-beam arrangements for tangential breast irradiation
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Radiation Physics.
2000 (English)In: Radiotherapy and Oncology, ISSN 0167-8140, E-ISSN 1879-0887, Vol. 54, no 3, 209-212 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background and purpose: Very large numbers of women are treated with tangential breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery due to mammary carcinoma. The aim of this study was to improve a conventional treatment plan by modifying the dose intensity in the beams to reduce the absorbed dose outside the planning target volume (PTV) and to reduce the absorbed dose variation inside the PTV diotherapy of mammary carcinoma. Materials and methods: Treatment planning was performed both with conventional technique and with a simple intensity modulation technique for 12 consecutive patients. Results: In all cases a higher degree of dose conformity was obtained with the dose intensity modulation technique. The relative gain was found to be similar for all patients irrespective of the size of the target volume or the irradiated lung volume. Conclusion: Simple manual intensify modulation can be used to improve the dose distribution in tangential breast irradiation. With modern accelerators the increased time for this technique is less than 2 min per fraction. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 54, no 3, 209-212 p.
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39944ISI: 000086460000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39944DiVA: diva2:396906
Available from: 2011-02-11 Created: 2011-02-11 Last updated: 2017-12-11

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Authority records BETA

Karlsson, Mikael

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Karlsson, Mikael
By organisation
OncologyRadiation Physics
In the same journal
Radiotherapy and Oncology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 46 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf