Initial clinical experience with moderate deep-inspiration breath hold using an active breathing control device in the treatment of patients with left-sided breast cancer using external beam radiation therapy.

@article{Remouchamps2003InitialCE,
  title={Initial clinical experience with moderate deep-inspiration breath hold using an active breathing control device in the treatment of patients with left-sided breast cancer using external beam radiation therapy.},
  author={Vincent M Remouchamps and Nicola Letts and Frank A. Vicini and Michael B. Sharpe and Larry Llyn Kestin and Peter Shen-Te Chen and Alvaro A. Martinez and John W. Wong},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={704-15}
}
INTRODUCTION We present our initial clinical experience using moderate deep-inspiration breath hold (mDIBH) with an active breathing control (ABC) device to reduce heart dose in the treatment of patients with early-stage, left-sided breast cancer using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) limited to the whole breast. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between February and August 2002, 5 patients with Stages I/II left-sided breast cancer received EBRT limited to the whole breast using an ABC device… CONTINUE READING