Evaluating the dosimetric effect of intra-fractional variations in deep inspiration breath-hold radiotherapy - a proof-of-concept study

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Deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) for radiotherapy (RT) can mitigate breathing motion [Citation1–3], improve cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) image quality [Citation4] and create a favorable anatomy regarding dose to organs at risk (OARs) [Citation1,Citation5–8]. Initial concerns about patient compliance [Citation9] have been reconsidered, as both spirometry based and voluntary, optical tracking based DIBH technique are tolerated by most patients [Citation3,Citation7,Citation10,Citation11]. However, reproducibility and dosimetric benefit vary between patients, so a method for individual assessment is warranted. It is desirable to supplement geometrical/anatomical evaluation of the reproducibility with an estimate of the dosimetric effect of an observed variation in DIBH level.

We provide a method to evaluate the dosimetric effect of intra-fractional variation in DIBH levels on a patient- and treatment plan specific level.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1246-1250
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2023

    Research areas

  • Humans, Radiometry, Radiotherapy Dosage, Breath Holding, Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted, Heart, Unilateral Breast Neoplasms

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