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Review of the three-field techniques in breast cancer radiotherapy.

@article{Kagkiouzis2017ReviewOT,
  title={Review of the three-field techniques in breast cancer radiotherapy.},
  author={John Kagkiouzis and Kalliopi Platoni and Ioanna Kantzou and Maria Dilvoi and George Patatoukas and Efrosyni Kypraiou and Efstathios P. Efstathopoulos and George E. Sarris and Nikolaos Trogkanis and Vassilis Kouloulias},
  journal={Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          599-605
        }
}
Breast cancer is often treated with radiotherapy (RT), with two opposing tangential fields. When indicated, supraclavicular lymph nodes have to be irradiated, and a third anterior field is applied. The junction region has the potential to be over or underdosed. To overcome this problem, many techniques have been proposed. A literature review of 3 Dimensional Conformal RT (3D CRT) and older 3-field techniques was carried out. Intensity Modulated RT (IMRT) techniques are also briefly discussed… 

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