Does prone positioning reduce small bowel dose in pelvic radiation with intensity-modulated radiotherapy for gynecologic cancer?


Adli M. , Mayr N., Kaiser H., Skwarchuk M., Meeks S., Mardirossian G., ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, cilt.57, sa.1, ss.230-238, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0360-3016(03)00409-7
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.230-238

Özet

Purpose: Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has been shown to reduce the radiation dose to small bowel in pelvic RT in gynecology patients. Prone positioning has also been used to decrease small bowel dose by displacement of small bowel from the RT field in these patients. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the combination of both IMRT and prone positioning on a belly board can reduce small bowel dose further in gynecologic cancer patients undergoing pelvic RT.