A 3-D compensating technique utilizing stepped brass filters to ensure an adequate dose distribution in the breast after conservative surgery is described. No compensation for lung inhomogeneity is applied. These compensators are part of a procedure which also involves the use of a rotatable half-beam block (HBB) and of an individualized immobilization cast. Results of patient dosimetry show a good agreement with dose prescription in the target volume (measured dose/prescribed dose = 100.9% ± 1.8% at the reference point). Phantom dosimetry is discussed.

Beam modifying devices in the treatment of early breast cancer: 3-D stepped compensating technique / R. Valdagni, M. Ciocca, L. Busana, A. Modugno, C. Italia. - In: RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 0167-8140. - 23:3(1992 Mar), pp. 192-195.

Beam modifying devices in the treatment of early breast cancer: 3-D stepped compensating technique

R. Valdagni;
1992-03

Abstract

A 3-D compensating technique utilizing stepped brass filters to ensure an adequate dose distribution in the breast after conservative surgery is described. No compensation for lung inhomogeneity is applied. These compensators are part of a procedure which also involves the use of a rotatable half-beam block (HBB) and of an individualized immobilization cast. Results of patient dosimetry show a good agreement with dose prescription in the target volume (measured dose/prescribed dose = 100.9% ± 1.8% at the reference point). Phantom dosimetry is discussed.
Early breast cancer; compensator; half-beam block; patient dosimetry
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
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