Clinical and dosimetric evaluation of RapidArc versus standard sliding window IMRT in the treatment of head and neck cancer

@article{Smet2014ClinicalAD,
  title={Clinical and dosimetric evaluation of RapidArc versus standard sliding window IMRT in the treatment of head and neck cancer},
  author={Stephanie De Smet and Maarten Lambrecht and Bianca Vanstraelen and Ph.D. Sandra Nuyts},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2014},
  volume={191},
  pages={43-50}
}
Several planning studies have already proven the substantial dosimetric advantages of RapidArc (RA) over standard intensity-modulated radiotherapy. We retrospectively compared RapidArc and standard sliding window IMRT (swIMRT) in locally advanced head and neck cancer, looking both at dosimetrics as well as toxicity and outcome. CT datasets of 78 patients treated with swIMRT and 79 patients treated with RA were included. To compare the resulting dose distributions, the dose–volume parameters… CONTINUE READING
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