Coverage of axillary lymph nodes with high tangential fields in breast radiotherapy.

@article{Alo2010CoverageOA,
  title={Coverage of axillary lymph nodes with high tangential fields in breast radiotherapy.},
  author={G{\"u}l Alço and Sefik Iğdem and T{\"u}lay Ercan and Maktav Dinçer and R Sent{\"u}rk and Semi Atilla and F Oral Zengin and Sait Okkan},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 996},
  pages={1072-6}
}
The aim of this study is to evaluate the coverage of axillary nodal volumes with high tangent fields (HTF) in breast radiotherapy and to determine the utility of customised blocking. The treatment plans of 30 consecutive patients with early breast cancer were evaluated. The prescription dose was 50 Gy to the whole breast. Axillary level I-II lymph node volumes were delineated and the cranial border of the tangential fields was set just below the humeral head to create HTF. Dose-volume… CONTINUE READING

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