Deep inspiration breath hold technique reduces heart dose from radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer.

@article{Hayden2012DeepIB,
  title={Deep inspiration breath hold technique reduces heart dose from radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer.},
  author={Amy J. Hayden and Melissa Rains and Kenneth W Tiver},
  journal={Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={
          464-72
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Adjuvant left breast radiotherapy (ALBR) for breast cancer can result in significant radiation dose to the heart. Current evidence suggests a dose-response relationship between the risk of cardiac morbidity and radiation dose to cardiac volumes. This study explores the potential benefit of utilising a deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) technique to reduce cardiac doses. METHODS Thirty patients with left-sided breast cancer underwent CT-simulation scans in free breathing (FB) and… CONTINUE READING
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