Anatomic features of interest in women at risk of cardiac exposure from whole breast radiotherapy.

@article{Lee2015AnatomicFO,
  title={Anatomic features of interest in women at risk of cardiac exposure from whole breast radiotherapy.},
  author={Grace Y Lee and Tara Rosewall and Anthony W. Fyles and Nicole Harnett and Robert Edward Dinniwell},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={355-60}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Left-sided breast radiotherapy (RT) can result in cardiac exposure. This study aims to identify predictive anatomic features in women requiring breath-hold (RT(BH)) for cardiac sparing during adjuvant whole breast RT. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed free-breathing (FB) CT scans of 80 women previously treated with left-sided breast RT. Unfavourable cardiac anatomy was defined as the number of consecutive axial CT slices (2 mm) in which the anterior chest… CONTINUE READING

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