OPEN IN READ APP
JOURNAL ARTICLE

Clinical results of image-guided deep inspiration breath hold breast irradiation

Gerben R Borst, Jan-Jakob Sonke, Suzanne den Hollander, Anja Betgen, Peter Remeijer, Aline van Giersbergen, Nicola S Russell, Paula H M Elkhuizen, Harry Bartelink, Corine van Vliet-Vroegindeweij
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2010 December 1, 78 (5): 1345-51
20207496

PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility, cardiac dose reduction, and the influence of the setup error on the delivered dose for fluoroscopy-guided deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) irradiation using a cone-beam CT for irradiation of left-sided breast cancer patients.

METHODS AND MATERIALS: Nineteen patients treated according to the DIBH protocol were evaluated regarding dose to the ipsilateral breast (or thoracic wall), heart, (left ventricle [LV] and left anterior descending artery [LAD]), and lung. The DIBH treatment plan was compared to the free-breathing (FB) treatment planning and to the dose data in which setup error was taken into account (i.e., actual delivered dose).

RESULTS: The largest setup variability was observed in the direction perpendicular to the RT field (μ = -0.8 mm, Σ = 2.9 mm, σ = 2.0 mm). The mean (D(mean)) and maximum (D(max)) doses of the DIBH treatment plan was significantly lower compared with the FB treatment plan for the heart (34% and 25%, p < 0.001), LV (71% and 28%, p < 0.001), and LAD (52% and 39.8%, p < 0.001). For some patients, large differences were observed between the heart D(max) according to the DIBH treatment plan and the actual delivered dose (up to 71%), although D(max) was always smaller than the planned FB dose (mean group reduction = 29%, p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: The image-guided DIBH treatment protocol is a feasible irradiation method with small setup variability that significantly reduces the dose to the heart, LV, and LAD.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
20207496
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"