Improvement of treatment plans developed with intensity-modulated radiation therapy for concave-shaped head and neck tumors.

@article{Dogan2002ImprovementOT,
  title={Improvement of treatment plans developed with intensity-modulated radiation therapy for concave-shaped head and neck tumors.},
  author={Nesrin Dogan and Leonid B. Leybovich and Stephanie King and Anil Sethi and Bahman Emami},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={223 1},
  pages={57-64}
}
PURPOSE To improve dose conformity and normal tissue sparing in patients with concave-shaped head and neck cancers by using tomotherapy and static step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and by comparing results with those of three-dimensional (3D) conformal radiation therapy (CRT) and two-dimensional (2D) radiation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Treatment planning in 10 patients with concave-shaped head and neck tumors was performed by using tomotherapy and step-and-shoot… CONTINUE READING