alexa Effect of set-up uncertainties on the dose distribution in the match region of supraclavicular and tangential breast fields.
Cardiology

Cardiology

Atherosclerosis: Open Access

Author(s): Idzes MH, Holmberg O, Mijnheer BJ, Huizenga H

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: The objective of this paper is to illustrate the effect of a gap of 5 mm, an overlap of 5 mm and a perfect match on the dose distribution across the junction of tangential breast fields and adjacent supraclavicular and axillary fields. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this purpose film dosimetry was applied to measure relative dose distributions in two sagittal planes in an anthropomorphic breast phantom having cork lungs, simulating a radiation therapy treatment of the breast and adjacent supraclavicular lymph nodes. Two different treatment techniques, an SSD match technique and a geometrically exact isocentric match technique, as routinely applied in the two institutes were examined. The three-dimensional treatment planning system of each institute was used to calculate the dose distribution in the match region of the supraclavicular fields and the two opposing tangential fields. The measured and calculated dose distributions were evaluated and compared along lines in two sagittal planes from the supraclavicular fields down to the tangential fields crossing the match planes. These dose distributions in the match region were extremely dependent on the set-up of the fields. RESULTS: Although the reproducibility of the film measurements was within 2\%, it became clear that the set-up of the fields to achieve a gap of 5 mm, a perfect match or an overlap of 5 mm required a lot of attention, even when using a phantom. CONCLUSIONS: It can be concluded that in clinical practice, these set-up difficulties do influence the dose distribution in the match region much more than the systematic uncertainties in the dose calculation algorithms of the treatment planning systems and the type of treatment technique.
This article was published in Radiother Oncol and referenced in Atherosclerosis: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords