Image-guided radiotherapy for breast cancer patients: surgical clips as surrogate for breast excision cavity.

@article{Topolnjak2011ImageguidedRF,
  title={Image-guided radiotherapy for breast cancer patients: surgical clips as surrogate for breast excision cavity.},
  author={Rajko Topolnjak and Peter de Ruiter and Peter Remeijer and Corine van Vliet-Vroegindeweij and Coen R. N. Rasch and Jan-Jakob Sonke},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={e187-95}
}
PURPOSE To determine the use of surgical clips as a surrogate for localization of the excision cavity and to quantify the stability of the clips' positions during the course of external beam radiotherapy for breast cancer patients, using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-one breast cancer patients with surgical clips placed in the breast excision cavity were treated in a supine position with 28 daily fractions. CBCT scans were regularly acquired for a… CONTINUE READING