Volumetric modulated arc therapy with simultaneous integrated boost for locally advanced rectal cancer.

@article{Cilla2012VolumetricMA,
  title={Volumetric modulated arc therapy with simultaneous integrated boost for locally advanced rectal cancer.},
  author={Savino Cilla and Luciana Caravatta and Vincenzo Picardi and Domenico Sabatino and Gabriella Macchia and Cinzia Diges{\'u} and Francesco Deodato and Mariangela Massaccesi and Marco De Spirito and Angelo Piermattei and Alessio Giuseppe Morganti},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={261-8}
}
AIMS To report the feasibility of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for neoadjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer in a dose-escalation protocol and simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) approach. Moreover, the VMAT technique was compared with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) and fixed-field intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), in terms of target coverage and irradiation of organs at risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight patients with locally advanced… CONTINUE READING
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