The optimization of intensity modulated radiotherapy in cases where the planning target volume extends into the build-up region.


A common clinical problem in IMRT, especially when treating head and neck cases, is that the clinical target volume (CTV) stops short of the skin surface, whilst the margin for geometric uncertainties may take the planning target volume (PTV) to the skin surface or beyond. In these cases, optimization leads to over-dosing of the skin, unless the planner… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/54/8/017


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