Dose planning of intensity modulated radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer using compensating filters

S. S. Chu, C. O. Suh

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Abstract

To improve the local control of patients with nasopharyngeal cancer, 3-D conformal radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) was used to compensate filters. For this purpose, a treatment plan consisting of four to six intensity modulated photon fields that are delivered through the compensating filters and block transmission for critical organs was developed. The TCP and NTCP by DVH (dose volume histogram) were compared with the 3-D IMRT. Results show that IMRT provides a powerful and efficient solution for complex planning problems where the surrounding normal tissues place severe constraints on the prescription dose.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

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Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Dosimetry
Planning
Conformal Radiotherapy
Photons
Prescriptions
Tissue
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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