Design of 4D treatment planning target volumes.

@article{Rietzel2006DesignO4,
  title={Design of 4D treatment planning target volumes.},
  author={Eike Rietzel and Arthur Liu and Karen P Doppke and John A Wolfgang and Aileen B Chen and George T. Y. Chen and Noah Chan Choi},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={287-95}
}
PURPOSE When using non-patient-specific treatment planning margins, respiratory motion may lead to geometric miss of the target while unnecessarily irradiating normal tissue. Imaging different respiratory states of a patient allows patient-specific target design. We used four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) to characterize tumor motion and create treatment volumes in 10 patients with lung cancer. These were compared with standard treatment volumes. METHODS AND MATERIALS Four… CONTINUE READING

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