Modulated electron radiotherapy treatment planning using a photon multileaf collimator for post-mastectomized chest walls.

@article{Salguero2009ModulatedER,
  title={Modulated electron radiotherapy treatment planning using a photon multileaf collimator for post-mastectomized chest walls.},
  author={Francisco J Salguero and Bianey Atriana Palma and Rafael Arr{\'a}ns and Joan Fontseca Rosell{\'o} and Antonio Leal},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={
          625-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of using a photon MLC (xMLC) for modulated electron radiotherapy treatment (MERT) as an alternative to conventional post-mastectomy chest wall (CW) irradiation. A Monte Carlo (MC) based planning system was developed to overcome the inaccuracy of the 'pencil beam' algorithm. MC techniques are known to accurately calculate the dose distributions of electron beams, allowing the explicit simulation of electron interactions within the MLC… CONTINUE READING
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