PHYSICA MEDICA-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PHYSICS, vol.31, no.4, pp.360-367, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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PHYSICA MEDICA-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PHYSICS
Breast cancer, Contralateral breast, Intensity modulated radiotherapy, Helical tomotherapy, Volumetric arc therapy, INTENSITY-MODULATED RADIOTHERAPY, 20-YEAR FOLLOW-UP, CONTRALATERAL BREAST, RADIATION-THERAPY, RANDOMIZED-TRIAL, 2ND PRIMARY, RADICAL-MASTECTOMY, BEAM IRRADIATION, INTACT BREAST, PHOTON BEAMS
Purpose: This study evaluated the dose distribution and homogeneity of four different types of intensitymodulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in comparison with standard wedged tangential-beam three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) of the left breast in patients who had undergone lumpectomy. Materials and methods: Five radiotherapy treatment plans, including 3DCRT, forward-planned IMRT (for-IMRT), inverse IMRT (inv-IMRT), helical tomotherapy (HT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT), were created for 15 consecutive patients.