Radiation during deep inspiration allows loco-regional treatment of left breast and axillary-, supraclavicular- and internal mammary lymph nodes without compromising target coverage or dose restrictions to organs at risk.

@article{Hjelstuen2012RadiationDD,
  title={Radiation during deep inspiration allows loco-regional treatment of left breast and axillary-, supraclavicular- and internal mammary lymph nodes without compromising target coverage or dose restrictions to organs at risk.},
  author={Mari Helene Blihovde Hjelstuen and Ingvil Mjaaland and Johan Vikstr{\"o}m and Kjell Ivar Dybvik},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={333-44}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Loco-regional radiotherapy of left-sided breast cancer represents a treatment planning challenge when the internal mammary chain (IMC) lymph nodes are included in the target volume. This treatment planning study evaluates the reduction in cardiopulmonary doses when radiation is given during deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH). This was achieved without compromising dose coverage to the planning target volume (PTV). PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventeen patients with early… CONTINUE READING