Dosimetric Assessment of the Field Abutment Region in Head and Neck Treatments Using a Multileaf Collimator

@article{AbdelHakim2003DosimetricAO,
  title={Dosimetric Assessment of the Field Abutment Region in Head and Neck Treatments Using a Multileaf Collimator},
  author={Khaled Abdel-Hakim and Tetsuo Nishimura and Michikatsu Takaih and Shuji Suzuki and Harumi Sakahara},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2003},
  volume={179},
  pages={312-319}
}
The use of conventional asymmetric collimators for junctioning of abutted fields can lead to significant dose inhomogeneity, due to jaw misalignment. However, recent technologic advances enable us to fabricate much finer leafpositioning accuracy. Consequently, it is anticipated that the use of multileaf collimator (MLC) will potentially improve dose… CONTINUE READING