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breast cancer 3DCRT IMRT

Kartick Rastogi, Shantanu Sharma, Shivani Gupta, Nikesh Agarwal, Sandeep Bhaskar, Sandeep Jain
PURPOSE: To compare the dose distribution of three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) to left chest wall. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and seven patients were randomised for PMRT in 3DCRT group (n = 64) and IMRT group (n = 43). All patients received 50 Gy in 25 fractions. Planning target volume (PTV) parameters-Dnear-max (D2 ), Dnear-min (D98 ), Dmean , V95 , and V107 -homogeneity index (HI), and conformity index (CI) were compared...
March 2018: Radiation Oncology Journal
Joshua R Niska, Sameer R Keole, Barbara A Pockaj, Michele Y Halyard, Samir H Patel, Donald W Northfelt, Richard J Gray, Nabil Wasif, Carlos E Vargas, William W Wong
Background: Recent trials in early-stage breast cancer support hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy (WBRT) as part of breast-conserving therapy (BCT). Evidence also suggests that radiotherapy (RT) omission may be reasonable for some patients over 70 years. Among radiation-delivery techniques, intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) is more expensive than 3-dimensional conformal RT (3DCRT). Based on this evidence, in 2013, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recommended hypofractionated schedules for women aged ≥50 years with early-stage breast cancer and avoiding routine use of IMRT for WBRT...
2018: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
Sung Jin Kim, Mi Jo Lee, Seon Min Youn
The purpose of this study was to establish intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment plans for synchronous bilateral breast cancer (SBBC) and to compare those plans with the previous treatment plans using 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT). The differences among the treatments were also statistically compared regarding dosimetry distribution and treatment efficiency. The research was conducted with 10 SBBC patients. The study established IMRT (12 fields with a single isocenter) and VMAT (2 partial arcs with a single isocenter) treatment plans for SBBC patients and then compared those plans with 3DCRT (8 fields with multiple isocenters)...
October 5, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Lalitha Kameshwari Sripathi, Parveen Ahlawat, David K Simson, Chira Ranjan Khadanga, Lakshmipathi Kamarsu, Shital Kumar Surana, Kavi Arasu, Harpreet Singh
INTRODUCTION: Different techniques of radiation therapy have been studied to reduce the cardiac dose in left breast cancer. AIM: In this prospective dosimetric study, the doses to heart as well as other organs at risk (OAR) were compared between free-breathing (FB) and deep inspiratory breath hold (DIBH) techniques in intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and opposed-tangent three-dimensional radiotherapy (3DCRT) plans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with left-sided breast cancer underwent computed tomography simulation and images were obtained in both FB and DIBH...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Physics
Ozge Petek Erpolat, Muge Akmansu, Serap Catli Dinc, Koray Akkan, Huseyin Bora
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of carotid sparing intensity modulated radiation therapy (CS-IMRT) to minimize the radiation dose to carotid arteries for comprehensive irradiation of breast cancer patients who have risk factors for atherosclerosis. The dose distribution of CS-IMRT technique and the conventional irradiation technique were also compared. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients who were previously treated with comprehensive three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) were selected...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
Aiko Nagai, Yuta Shibamoto, Masanori Yoshida, Koji Inoda, Yuzo Kikuchi
This study investigated the differences in dose-volume parameters for the breast and normal tissues during TomoDirectTM (TD) intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), TD-3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and 3DCRT plans, all using two beams, and analyzed treatment outcomes of two-beam TD-IMRT for breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery. Between August 2011 and January 2015, 152 patients were treated using two-beam TD-IMRT with 50 Gy/25 fractions. Among them, 20 patients with left-sided breast cancer were randomly chosen, and two-beam TD-IMRT, TD-3DCRT and 3DCRT plans were created for each patient...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
S Lim-Reinders, B Keller, C McCann, A Sahgal, J Lee, A Kim
PURPOSE: Hypofractionated partial breast irradiation (HPBI) is being used at our clinic to treat inoperable breast cancer patients who have advanced disease. We are investigating how these patients could benefit from being treated in an MRI-linac, where real-time daily MRI tumor imaging and plan adaptation would be possible. As a first step, this study evaluates the dosimetric impact of the magnetic field for different radiation beam geometries on relevant OARs. METHODS: Five patients previously treated using HPBI were selected...
June 2016: Medical Physics
Volker Rudat, Alaa Nour, Salam Abou Ghaida, Aziz Alaradi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of multiple prognostic factors on the acute skin reaction in adjuvant breast cancer radiotherapy, in particular the impact of hypofractionation (HF) compared to conventional fractionation (CF) and tangential beam (TB) IMRT compared to three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). METHODS: Two-hundred and sixty-six breast cancer patients with postoperative radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery or mastectomy were retrospectively evaluated...
July 30, 2016: Radiation Oncology
Emel Haciislamoglu, Fatma Colak, Emine Canyilmaz, Ahmet Yasar Zengin, Ahmet Hakan Yilmaz, Adnan Yoney, Zumrut Bahat
The aim of this study was to identify a rational strategy for the selection of multi-beam IMRT in patients with right breast cancer through the comparison of dosimetric parameters of the planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OARs) using five different radiotherapy modalities. This was a retrospective study using computed tomography scans from ten patients with early-stage right breast cancer who had been treated previously. Three dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), forward-planned IMRT (for-IMRT), inverse-planned IMRT (inv-IMRT), helical tomotherapy (HT), and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) were planned for each patient...
2016: SpringerPlus
S Moorthy, H S Elhateer, Skd Majumdar, S Mohammed, R Patnaik
AIM OF STUDY: Breast conserving surgery (BCS) is the standard treatment for stage I and II breast cancer. Multiple studies have shown that recurrences after lumpectomy occur mainly in or near the tumor bed. Use of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) allows for significant reduction in the overall treatment time that results in increasing patient compliance and decreasing healthcare costs. We conducted a treatment planning study to evaluate the role of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with regards to three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) in APBI...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
Felix Heggemann, Hanna Grotz, Grit Welzel, Christina Dösch, Jan Hansmann, Uta Kraus-Tiefenbacher, Ulrike Attenberger, Stephan Oswald Schönberg, Martin Borggrefe, Frederik Wenz, Theano Papavassiliu, Frank Lohr
PURPOSE: Breast intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) reduces high-dose heart volumes but increases low-dose volumes. We prospectively assessed heart changes after 3D conformal RT (3DCRT) and IMRT for left-sided breast cancer. Heart dose was analyzed individually, 3DCRT patients were moderately exposed, and IMRT was performed only in patients with unacceptably high heart doses upon 3DCRT planning. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In 49 patients (38 patients received 3DCRT; 11 patients received IMRT; and 20 patients received neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiography were performed before and at 6, 12, and 24 months after treatment...
November 15, 2015: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Jackie Yim, Clare Suttie, Regina Bromley, Marita Morgia, Gillian Lamoury
INTRODUCTION: We report on a retrospective dosimetric study, comparing 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and hybrid intensity modulated radiotherapy (hIMRT). We evaluated plans based on their planning target volume coverage, dose homogeneity, dose to organs at risk (OARs) and exposure of normal tissue to radiation. The Homogeneity Index (HI) was used to assess the dose homogeneity in the target region, and we describe a new index, the normal tissue index (NTI), to assess the dose in the normal tissue inside the tangent treatment portal...
September 2015: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Changchun Ma, Wuzhe Zhang, Jiayang Lu, Lili Wu, Fangcai Wu, Baotian Huang, Yan Lin, Dongsheng Li
This study aimed to compare the post-modified radical mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRMRT) for left-sided breast cancer utilizing 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy with field-in-field technique (3DCRT-FinF), 5-field intensity-modulated radiation therapy (5F-IMRT) and 2- partial arc volumetric modulated arc therapy (2P-VMAT). We created the 3 different PMRMRT plans for each of the ten consecutive patients. We performed Kruskal-Wallis analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by the Dunn's-type multiple comparisons to establish a hierarchy in terms of plan quality and dosimetric benefits...
2015: Scientific Reports
Marianne C Aznar, Maja V Maraldo, Deborah A Schut, Michael Lundemann, N Patrik Brodin, Ivan R Vogelius, Anne K Berthelsen, Lena Specht, Peter M Petersen
PURPOSE: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CD), lung cancer, and breast cancer. We investigated the risk for the development of CD and secondary lung, breast, and thyroid cancer after radiation therapy (RT) delivered with deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) compared with free-breathing (FB) using 3-dimensional conformal RT (3DCRT) and intensity modulated RT (IMRT). The aim of this study was to determine which treatment modality best reduced the combined risk of life-threatening late effects in patients with mediastinal HL...
May 1, 2015: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Guang-Pei Chen, Feng Liu, Julia White, Frank A Vicini, Gary M Freedman, Douglas W Arthur, X Allen Li
This study compared the 7 treatment plan options in achieving the dose-volume criteria required by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 1005 protocol. Dosimetry plans were generated for 15 representative patients with early-stage breast cancer (ESBC) based on the protocol-required dose-volume criteria for each of the following 7 treatment options: 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), whole-breast irradiation (WBI) plus 3DCRT lumpectomy boost, 3DCRT WBI plus electron boost, 3DCRT WBI plus intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) boost, IMRT WBI plus 3DCRT boost, IMRT WBI plus electron boost, IMRT WBI plus IMRT boost, and simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) with IMRT...
2015: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
X Sharon Qi, Tian X Liu, Arthur K Liu, Francis Newman, Rachel Rabinovitch, Brian Kavanagh, Y Angie Hu
The 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) technique is the standard for breast cancer radiotherapy. During treatment planning, not only the coverage of the planning target volume (PTV) but also the minimization of the dose to critical structures, such as the lung, heart, and contralateral breast tissue, need to be considered. Because of the complexity and variations of patient anatomy, more advanced radiotherapy techniques are sometimes desired to better meet the planning goals. In this study, we evaluated external-beam radiation treatment techniques for left breast cancer using various delivery platforms: fixed-field including TomoDirect (TD), static intensity-modulated radiotherapy (sIMRT), and rotational radiotherapy including Elekta volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and tomotherapy helical (TH)...
2014: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Sarah O S Osman, Sandra Hol, Philip M Poortmans, Marion Essers
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and/or voluntary moderate deep inspiration breath-hold (vmDIBH) in the radiation therapy (RT) of left-sided breast cancer including the regional lymph nodes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 13 patients, four treatment combinations were compared; 3D-conformal RT (i.e., forward IMRT) in free-breathing 3D-CRT(FB), 3D-CRT(vmDIBH), 2 partial arcs VMAT(FB), and VMAT(vmDIBH). Prescribed dose was 42...
July 2014: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Lanea M M Keller, Randi Cohen, Dennis M Sopka, Tianyu Li, Linna Li, Penny R Anderson, Barbara L Fowble, Gary M Freedman
PURPOSE: Large breast size presents special problems during radiation simulation, planning, and patient treatment, including increased skin toxicity, in women undergoing breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy (BCT). We report our experience using a bra during radiation in large-breasted women and its effect on acute toxicity and heart and lung dosimetry. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2001 to 2006, 246 consecutive large-breasted women (bra size ≥38 or ≥D cup) were treated with BCT using either 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) or intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...
January 2013: Practical Radiation Oncology
Neil K Taunk, Robert G Prosnitz
PURPOSE: In women with unfavorable thoracic anatomy undergoing left breast radiation therapy (RT) after breast-conserving surgery, a significant volume of the heart may receive high-dose radiation, which has been shown previously to be associated with increased late cardiac morbidity and mortality. Use of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has been proposed to reduce cardiac dose in these patients. We compared cardiac exposure from IMRT delivered from 2 opposed fields and 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) plans employing simple heart blocks...
October 2012: Practical Radiation Oncology
Xinhong Wu, Bo Luo, Shaozhong Wei, Yan Luo, Yaojun Feng, Juan Xu, Wei Wei
AIM: To investigate the treatment efficiency of whole brain irradiation combined with precise radiotherapy on triple-negative (TN) phenotype breast cancer patients with brain metastases and their survival times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 112 metastatic breast cancer patients treated with whole brain irradiation and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) or 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) were analyzed. Thirty-seven patients were of TN phenotype. Objective response rates were compared...
November 2013: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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