Similarities between static and rotational intensity-modulated plans.

  title={Similarities between static and rotational intensity-modulated plans.},
  author={Q. Jackie Wu and Fang-Fang Yin and Ryan L. McMahon and Xiaofeng Zhu and Shiva K. Das},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  volume={55 1},
The aim of this study was to explore similarities between intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and intensity-modulated arc therapy (IMAT) techniques in the context of the number of multi-leaf collimator (MLC) segments required to achieve plan objectives, the major factor influencing plan quality. Three clinical cases with increasing complexity were studied: (a) prostate only, (b) prostate and seminal vesicles and (c) prostate and pelvic lymph nodes. Initial 'gold-standard' plans with the… CONTINUE READING