Thermo-luminescent dosimeter evaluation of extra-target dose in intensity modulated sequential tomotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Clifton D. Fuller, Charles Thomas, A. Wong, L. Voeltz, B. J. Salter, M. Fuss

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Abstract

The proximity of abdominal tumors to non-target organs has motivated exploration of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), with its demonstrated capability to create conformal dose gradients, in abdominal tumors. However, substantial extra-target dose may be observed to radiosensitive organs remote from the treatment field. We present dosimetric data from two patients receiving abdominal IMRT using a sequential tomotherapy technique, demonstrating substantial dose to extra-target organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radiotherapy in Practice
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

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Keywords

  • Abdominal radiotherapy
  • Extra-target dose
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • Pancreatic cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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