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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the role of treatment in long-term overall and cardiovascular mortality after childhood cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 4,122 5-year survivors of a childhood cancer diagnosed before 1986 in France and the United Kingdom. Information on chemotherapy was collected, and the radiation dose delivered to(More)
Embolization was used to reduce the size of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) prior to radiosurgical treatment in 125 patients who were poor surgical candidates or had refused surgery. Of these patients, 81% had suffered hemorrhage, and 22.4% had undergone treatment at another institution. According to the Spetzler-Martin scale, the AVMs were Grade(More)
PURPOSE To present the SALT group results using Linac radiosurgery (RS) for AVM in 169 evaluable patients treated from January 1990 thru December 1993. METHODS AND MATERIALS Median age was 33 years (range 6-68 years). Irradiation was the only treatment in 55% patients. Other treatment modalities had been used prior to RS in 45%: one or more embolizations(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and outcome of Linac radiosurgery (RS) as treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (cAVM) in a series of 57 children. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1984 and 2000, we used Linac radiosurgery to treat 792 patients with cAVM. This series included 57 children (7.2%) under the age of 15 years at the time of RS (range =(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Accurate conformal radiotherapy treatment requires manual delineation of target volumes and organs at risk (OAR) that is both time-consuming and subject to large inter-user variability. One solution is atlas-based automatic segmentation (ABAS) where a priori information is used to delineate various organs of interest. The aim of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate repeat radiosurgery (RS2) for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) after failure of initial radiosurgery (RS1). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1986 and 2000, 41 patients underwent RS2. Nine patients were not assessable: seven had insufficient follow-up (RS2 in 1999 and 2000) and two had no recent control angiography data. Thus,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the inverse planning simulated annealing (IPSA) software for the optimization of dose distribution in patients with cervix carcinoma treated with MRI-based pulsed-dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty patients treated with a technique using a customized vaginal mold were(More)
PURPOSE A modified teletherapy unit to achieve total body irradiation with a vertical beam in a conventional treatment room. METHODS AND MATERIALS A standard 60C teletherapy unit has been modified to achieve total body irradiation with a vertical beam in a conventional treatment room. Patients are treated in prone and supine positions. Removal of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Conformal radiation therapy techniques require the delineation of volumes of interest, a time-consuming and operator-dependent task. In this work, we aimed to evaluate the potential interest of an atlas-based automatic segmentation software (ABAS) of brain organs at risk (OAR), when used under our clinical conditions. MATERIALS AND(More)
PURPOSE To compare the dose distribution between three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with six coplanar beams (6b-IMRT) and IMRT with nine coplanar beams (9b-IMRT) during adjuvant radiotherapy for retroperitoneal sarcoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS The 10 most recent patients who had received adjuvant(More)