Deep inspiration breath hold and respiratory gating strategies for reducing organ motion in radiation treatment.

@article{Mageras2004DeepIB,
  title={Deep inspiration breath hold and respiratory gating strategies for reducing organ motion in radiation treatment.},
  author={Gikas S. Mageras and Ellen Yorke},
  journal={Seminars in radiation oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          65-75
        }
}
We examine 2 strategies for reducing respiration-induced organ motion in radiation treatment: deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) and respiratory gating. DIBH is a controlled breathing technique in which the patient performs a supervised breath hold during treatment. The technique offers 2 benefits: reduced respiratory motion from the breath hold and increased normal tissue sparing from the increased lung volume. In respiratory-gated treatment, a device external to the patient monitors… 

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