Total body irradiation with volumetric modulated arc therapy: Dosimetric data and first clinical experience

@inproceedings{Springer2016TotalBI,
  title={Total body irradiation with volumetric modulated arc therapy: Dosimetric data and first clinical experience},
  author={Andreas Springer and Josef Hammer and Erwin Winkler and Christine Track and Roswitha Huppert and Alexandra Boehm and Hedwig Kasparu and Ansgar Weltermann and Gregor Aschauer and Andreas L. Petzer and Ernst Putz and Alexander Altenburger and Rainer Gruber and Karin Hedwig Moser and Karin Wiesauer and Hans Geinitz},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND To implement total body irradiation (TBI) using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). We applied the Varian RapidArc™ software to calculate and optimize the dose distribution. Emphasis was placed on applying a homogenous dose to the PTV and on reducing the dose to the lungs. METHODS From July 2013 to July 2014 seven patients with leukaemia were planned and treated with a VMAT-based TBI-technique with photon energy of 6 MV. The overall planning target volume (PTV), comprising the… CONTINUE READING