Three-dimensional dosimetric evaluation of a conventional radiotherapy technique for treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

@article{Chau2001ThreedimensionalDE,
  title={Three-dimensional dosimetric evaluation of a conventional radiotherapy technique for treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.},
  author={Ricky Ming-chun Chau and Peter Man Lung Teo and Patricia H Choi and Kenneth Y. Cheung and Woo Yong Lee},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={143-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study is to evaluate and delineate the deficiencies in conventional two-dimensional (2-D) radiotherapy planning of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treatment and to explore the means for improvement of the existing treatment technique aiming at enhancing local tumor control and reducing treatment complications. METHODS AND MATERIALS Ten patients with NPC sparing the skull base and without intracranial extension or cranial nerve(s) palsy were chosen in the… CONTINUE READING

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