Deep inspiration breath hold to reduce irradiated heart volume in breast cancer patients.

@article{Sixel2001DeepIB,
  title={Deep inspiration breath hold to reduce irradiated heart volume in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Katharina E Sixel and Marianne Aznar and Yee Chung Ung},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={199-204}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) during tangential breast radiation therapy as a means of reducing irradiated cardiac volume. METHODS AND MATERIALS The Active Breathing Control (ABC) device designed at William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan was used to quantify the potential benefit of radiation delivery during DIBH for five left-sided breast cancer patients. This device initiates a breath hold at a predefined, reproducible lung volume. For each patient, two CT… CONTINUE READING