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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 7, 2017

Evaluation of a new hybrid VMAT simultaneous integrated boost technique for breast radiotherapy

  • Sven Vaegler EMAIL logo , Michael Scheibner , Christoph Hartwig , Jeannette Jonas , Frank Adler , Dörthe Ranft , Stephan Otto , Stefan Wurster and Regine Breitsprecher


In this survey we propose a new hybrid simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) delivery method for breast radiotherapy that was implemented in our department of Radiation Oncology. This technique encompasses non-modulated tangential fields as well as VMAT-arcs and combines the robustness and the dose confinement properties of tangential opposed fields with the benefits of a complex VMAT-technique. The results of the dosimetric evaluation indicate that the proposed technique enables a balanced mix between dose coverage, homogeneity and conformity versus the exposure of the organs-at-risks. More precisely, the proposed technique is on par with other recently published SIB techniques for breast radiotherapy.

Published Online: 2017-09-07

©2017 Sven Vaegler et al., published by De Gruyter

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