ESTRO-ACROP guideline: Recommendations on implementation of breath-hold techniques in radiotherapy

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  • Marianne Camille Aznar
  • Pablo carrasco de fez
  • Stefanie Corradini
  • Mirjam Mast
  • Helen McNair
  • Icro Meattini
  • Persson, Gitte
  • Paul van Haaren

The use of breath-hold techniques in radiotherapy, such as deep-inspiration breath hold, is increasing although guidelines for clinical implementation are lacking. In these recommendations, we aim to provide an overview of available technical solutions and guidance for best practice in the implementation phase. We will discuss specific challenges in different tumour sites including factors such as staff training and patient coaching, accuracy, and reproducibility. In addition, we aim to highlight the need for further research in specific patient groups. This report also reviews considerations for equipment, staff training and patient coaching, as well as image guidance for breath-hold treatments. Dedicated sections for specific indications, namely breast cancer, thoracic and abdominal tumours are also included.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109734
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • Deep inspiration breath hold, ESTRO ACROP guideline, Interfraction uncertainties, Motion management

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