Impact of internal metallic ports in temporary tissue expanders on postmastectomy radiation dose distribution.

@article{Chen2013ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of internal metallic ports in temporary tissue expanders on postmastectomy radiation dose distribution.},
  author={Susie A Chen and Tomiwa Ogunleye and Anees Dhabbaan and Eugene Huang and Albert Losken and Sheryl Gabram and Lawrence Davis and Mylin A. Torres},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={630-5}
}
PURPOSE Temporary tissue expanders (TTE) with an internal magnetic metal port (IMP) have been increasingly used for breast reconstruction in post-mastectomy patients who receive radiation therapy (XRT). We evaluated XRT plans of patients with IMP to determine its effect on XRT dose distribution. METHODS AND MATERIALS Original treatment plans with CT simulation scans of 24 consecutive patients who received XRT (ORI), planned without heterogeneity corrections, to a reconstructed breast… CONTINUE READING
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