WE-DE-209-02: Active Breathing Control.

  title={WE-DE-209-02: Active Breathing Control.},
  author={Daria Craita Comsa},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={43 6},
Breast radiation therapy is associated with some risk of lung toxicity as well as cardiac toxicity for left-sided cases. Radiation doses to the lung and heart can be reduced by using the deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) technique, in which the patient is simulated and treated during the deep inspiration phase of the breathing cycle. During DIBH, the heart is usually displaced posteriorly, inferiorly, and to the right, effectively expanding the distance between the heart and the breast/chest… CONTINUE READING

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