Intensity-modulated radiation therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy versus conventional conformal techniques at high energy: Dose assessment and impact on second primary cancer in the out-of-field region

Beatriz Sánchez-Nieto, Maria Romero-Expósito, José Antonio Terrón, Leticia Irazola, Marta Paiusco, Elisabetta Cagni, Caterina Ghetti, Silvano Filice, Francisco Sánchez-Doblado

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Abstract

© 2018 Greater Poland Cancer Centre The aim of this work was to estimate peripheral neutron and photon doses associated with the conventional 3D conformal radiotherapy techniques in comparison to modern ones such as Intensity modulated radiation therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy. Assessment in terms of second cancer incidence ought to peripheral doses was also considered. For that, a dosimetric methodology proposed by the authors has been applied beyond the region where there is no CT information and, thus, treatment planning systems do not calculate and where, nonetheless, about one third of second primary cancers occurs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-259
JournalReports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Peripheral doses in radiotherapy
  • Second primary cancer

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