Comparison of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plannings for the treatment of left sided breast and regional lymphatic tissue

@inproceedings{Hossain2016ComparisonOV,
  title={Comparison of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plannings for the treatment of left sided breast and regional lymphatic tissue},
  author={Sabbir Hossain and Mohammad Rafiqul Islam and Gabriel Lee and Christine Higby and Salahuddin Ahmad and Ozer Algan},
  year={2016}
}
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) technique can offer some distinct advantage over Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) in limiting dose to the critical organs. In this study, our aim was to investigate the treatment plan quality and feasibility of a single isocenter VMAT plans for the treatment of left sided breast cancer including the whole breast, internal mammary nodes (IMN) and supraclavicular (S/C) nodes. For this purpose, ten left sided breast cancer patients were selected… 
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Safety and benefit of using a virtual bolus during treatment planning for breast cancer treated with arc therapy
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The safety and benefit of using a virtual bolus during the VMAT planning process to compensate potential breast shape modifications are confirmed and led to significant better dose distribution on a second CT with modified anatomies compared to NoVB‐VMAT.

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