Treatment planning with protons for pediatric retinoblastoma, medulloblastoma, and pelvic sarcoma: how do protons compare with other conformal techniques?

@article{Lee2005TreatmentPW,
  title={Treatment planning with protons for pediatric retinoblastoma, medulloblastoma, and pelvic sarcoma: how do protons compare with other conformal techniques?},
  author={Catherine T H Lee and Stephen D. Bilton and Robin M Famiglietti and Beverly A Riley and A. O. Mahajan and Eric L. Chang and Moshe H. Maor and Shiao Y. Woo and James D. Cox and Alfred R. Smith},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={362-72}
}
PURPOSE To calculate treatment plans and compare the dose distributions and dose-volume histograms (DVHs) for photon three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), electron therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and standard (nonintensity modulated) proton therapy in three pediatric disease sites. METHODS AND MATERIALS The tumor volumes from 8 patients (3 retinoblastomas, 2 medulloblastomas, and 3 pelvic sarcomas) were studied retrospectively to compare DVHs from… CONTINUE READING