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Challenges of maintaining breath-hold conformity for breast patients while using the deep inspiration breath-hold technique

@inproceedings{Dabbs2014ChallengesOM,
  title={Challenges of maintaining breath-hold conformity for breast patients while using the deep inspiration breath-hold technique},
  author={M. Dabbs and Matthew Bolt and Sandra Dymond},
  year={2014}
}
Deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) is used for whole breast radiotherapy, as a means of providing better dose homogeneity. This can be achieved by lower doses to the organs at risk, less patient movement and better set up. Most patients offered DIBH treatment are left-sided breast cancer, or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients, due to the proximity of the heart to the chest wall so it is nearer the radiation field. However, if lung sparing is essential for the patient, DIBH offers a… 

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