Accuracy of dose planning for prostate radiotherapy in the presence of metallic implants evaluated by electron spin resonance dosimetry

@inproceedings{Alves2015AccuracyOD,
  title={Accuracy of dose planning for prostate radiotherapy in the presence of
metallic implants evaluated by electron spin resonance dosimetry},
  author={G Alves and A. Kinoshita and H. F. de Oliveira and F Guimar{\~a}es and L. L. Amaral and Oswaldo Baffa},
  booktitle={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2015}
}
Radiotherapy is one of the main approaches to cure prostate cancer, and its success depends on the accuracy of dose planning. A complicating factor is the presence of a metallic prosthesis in the femur and pelvis, which is becoming more common in elderly populations. The goal of this work was to perform dose measurements to check the accuracy of radiotherapy treatment planning under these complicated conditions. To accomplish this, a scale phantom of an adult pelvic region was used with alanine… CONTINUE READING
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