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PURPOSE To evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the planning of radiation therapy for patients with carcinoma of the cervix treated with a four-field technique. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between May 1994 and February 1995, 18 patients with carcinoma of the cervix were entered in the study (1 T1 N-; 2 T2a N-; 1 T2b NO; 10 T2b N-; 2 T2b N+; 2 T3b N+).(More)
External stereotactic radiotherapy allows to irradiate a small and carefully delimited intracranial volume according to the spatial definition of the target. To determine the distribution of the dose in the volume irradiated, we developed a dosimetric programme adapted to our particular treatment conditions (arc therapy in the frontal and oblique planes(More)
OBJECTIVES Hypoglycemia is frequent in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates and compromises their neurological outcome. The aim of this study was to compare real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (RT-CGMS) to standard methods by intermittent capillary blood glucose testing in detecting and managing hypoglycemia. STUDY DESIGN Forty-eight VLBW(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of radiosurgery without whole brain irradiation for a solitary brain metastasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between December 1994 and November 1996, 12 patients were treated for a single brain metastasis by radiosurgery alone. Median age was 53, and 10 patients had a Karnofsky performance status above 70. Half the patients had(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the toxicity and the results of abdominopelvic irradiation with a four orthogonal field's technique in patients with ovarian carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between May 1981 and December 1990, 167 patients with ovarian carcinoma have been treated with whole abdominal irradiation: 62 patients with no or(More)
From May 1981 through December 1990, 167 patients with ovarian carcinoma were treated with whole abdominal irradiation. All patients of the first group (n = 62) presented with no or minimal (< 2 cm) residual disease at the time of irradiation. They received whole abdominal irradiation after initial surgery. Residual disease was left after initial surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate respiratory morbidities and lung function tests in the cohort of patients with scimitar syndrome evaluated at our center since 1976. STUDY DESIGN Eighty-one children were investigated. Twenty-six patients died, all with the infantile form. The median duration of follow-up of surviving children was 7.2 years. RESULTS A high rate of(More)
PURPOSE To analyse a new technique for prostate brachytherapy with permanent Iodine implants characterized by the use of a seed projector after a 3D dosimetric peroperative treatment planning (FIRST technique). PATIENTS AND METHOD 395 patients have been treated in France with this technique in six radiotherapy centres between November 2002 and December(More)