A Dosimetric Comparison of IORT Techniques in Limited-Stage Breast Cancer

@article{Nairz2006ADC,
  title={A Dosimetric Comparison of IORT Techniques in Limited-Stage Breast Cancer},
  author={Dr. Olaf Nairz and Heinz Deutschmann and Michael Jered Kopp and Karl Wurstbauer and Gerhard Kametriser and Gerd Fastner and Florian Merz and Roland Reitsamer and Christian Menzel and Felix Sedlmayer},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2006},
  volume={182},
  pages={342-348}
}
For intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) during breast-conserving treatment four different techniques have been addressed: interstitial brachytherapy, an inflatable balloon with a central high-dose-rate source (MammoSite), a miniature orthovolt system (Intrabeam), and linac-based electron radiotherapy (IOERT). The dosimetric properties of these methods are compared. Planning target volumes (PTVs) of the same size but of different shapes are assumed, corresponding to the technique’s specific situs… CONTINUE READING
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