Dosimetric verification of a dedicated 3D treatment planning system for episcleral plaque therapy.

@article{Knutsen2001DosimetricVO,
  title={Dosimetric verification of a dedicated 3D treatment planning system for episcleral plaque therapy.},
  author={Synnove Knutsen and Rune Hafslund and Odd R. Monge and Harald Valen and Ludvig P. Muren and B L Rekstad and J\orgen Krohn and Olav Dahl},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={1159-66}
}
PURPOSE Episcleral plaque therapy (EPT) is applied in the management of some malignant ocular tumors. A customized configuration of typically 4 to 20 radioactive seeds is fixed in a gold plaque, and the plaque is sutured to the scleral surface corresponding to the basis of the intraocular tumor, allowing for a localized radiation dose delivery to the tumor. Minimum target doses as high as 100 Gy are directed at malignant tumor sites close to critical normal tissues (e.g., optic disc and macula… CONTINUE READING

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