Quantifying dose to the reconstructed breast: can we adequately treat?

  title={Quantifying dose to the reconstructed breast: can we adequately treat?},
  author={Eugene H. Chung and Robin B Marsh and Kent A. Griffith and Jean M. Moran and Lori J. Pierce},
  journal={Medical dosimetry : official journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists},
  volume={38 1},
To evaluate how immediate reconstruction (IR) impacts postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) dose distributions to the reconstructed breast (RB), internal mammary nodes (IMN), heart, and lungs using quantifiable dosimetric end points. 3D conformal plans were developed for 20 IR patients, 10 autologous reconstruction (AR), and 10 expander-implant (EI) reconstruction. For each reconstruction type, 5 right- and 5 left-sided reconstructions were selected. Two plans were created for each patient, 1 with… CONTINUE READING