Three-dimensional conformal breast irradiation in the prone position.

@article{Kurtman2003ThreedimensionalCB,
  title={Three-dimensional conformal breast irradiation in the prone position.},
  author={Cengiz Kurtman and Meltem Nalca Andrieu and Ayşe Hiçs{\"o}nmez and Binnaz Çelebioğlu},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 10},
  pages={1441-6}
}
The prone position can be used for the planning of adjuvant radiotherapy after conservative breast surgery in order to deliver less irradiation to lung and cardiac tissue. In the present study, we compared the results of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy planning for five patients irradiated in the supine and prone position. Tumor stage was T1N0M0 in four patients and T1N1M0 in one. All patients had been previously submitted to conservative breast surgery. Breast size was large in three… CONTINUE READING

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