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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.


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

Sven Vaegler
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Published Online: 2017-09-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0068

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Simultaneous integrated Boost (SIB); Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)

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Published Online: 2017-09-07


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 335–337, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0068.

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