Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without CT treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: potential geographic miss.

@article{Kim1994ConventionalFP,
  title={Conventional four-field pelvic radiotherapy technique without CT treatment planning in cancer of the cervix: potential geographic miss.},
  author={R Y Kim and Lamar S McGinnis and Sharon A. Spencer and Ruby F. Meredith and R L Jennelle and Michael M Salter},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1994},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={140-5}
}
The advantage of 4-field radiation to the pelvis is the use of lateral ports which spare the small bowel anteriorly and a portion of the rectum posteriorly from radiation. However, guidelines for the lateral pelvic ports are poorly defined. This is a comparative analysis to determine adequate margins by correlating conventional lateral pelvic treatment portals with CT defined tumor volume. The study included 52 patients treated definitively for carcinoma of the uterine cervix between 1986 and… CONTINUE READING

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