Deep inspiration breath-hold technique for lung tumors: the potential value of target immobilization and reduced lung density in dose escalation.

@article{Hanley1999DeepIB,
  title={Deep inspiration breath-hold technique for lung tumors: the potential value of target immobilization and reduced lung density in dose escalation.},
  author={Jonathan G Hanley and Muriel Debois and Dennis Mah and Gikas S. Mageras and Adam Raben and Kenneth Rosenzweig and Borys Mychalczak and Larry H Schwartz and P J Gloeggler and W. Lutz and C. Clifton Ling and Steven A. Leibel and Zvi Y. Fuks and Gerald J. Kutcher},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={603-11}
}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the dosimetric benefits and feasibility of a deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique in the treatment of lung tumors. The technique has two distinct features--deep inspiration, which reduces lung density, and breath-hold, which immobilizes lung tumors, thereby allowing for reduced margins. Both of these properties can potentially reduce the amount of normal lung tissue in the high-dose region, thus reducing morbidity and improving the possibility of… CONTINUE READING

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