Respiration-induced motion of the kidneys in whole abdominal radiotherapy: implications for treatment planning and late toxicity.

@article{Ahmad1997RespirationinducedMO,
  title={Respiration-induced motion of the kidneys in whole abdominal radiotherapy: implications for treatment planning and late toxicity.},
  author={Najum Rashid Ahmad and Mohammed Saiful Huq and Benjamin Corn},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={87-90}
}
PURPOSE Whole abdominal radiotherapy (WAR) has potential utility in the management of several malignancies. The limited radiation tolerance of the kidneys is an important consideration in the design of WAR fields. Although renal blocking is standard for WAR, few guidelines exist in the literature to factor respiration-induced kidney motion into the design of these blocks. METHODS Radiographs were obtained to measure kidney excursion under forced respiratory conditions in eight patients (14… CONTINUE READING
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