J Appl Clin Med Phys 2020 Sep 5;21(9):71-81. Epub 2020 Jul 5.
Department of Radiation Medicine, Center for Advanced Medicine, Northwell Health, New York, NY, USA.
To evaluate the clinical feasibility and dosimetric benefits of a novel gantry-static couch-motion (GsCM) technique for external beam photon boost treatment of lumpectomy cavity in patients with early-stage breast cancer in comparison to three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), wedge pair in supine position (WPS), and wedge pair in decubitus position (WPD) techniques. A retrospective review was conducted on breast patients (right breast, n = 10 and left breast, n = 10) who received 10 Gy boost after 50 Gy to whole breast. The treatment plans were generated using an isocentric-based GsCM technique (a VMAT type planning approach) integrating couch rotational motion at static gantry positions. Read More