Use of electronic portal imaging to assess cardiac irradiation in breast radiotherapy.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/94721
Title:
Use of electronic portal imaging to assess cardiac irradiation in breast radiotherapy.
Authors:
Magee, Brian; Coyle, C A; Kirby, Mike C; Kane, B; Williams, Peter C
Abstract:
An audit was performed to assess the frequency of cardiac irradiation in patients receiving radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer. Images from an 'online' electronic portal imaging device were reviewed in patients who were treated with a tangential pair of megavoltage fields. In 169 consecutive patients treated on a Philips SL25 6 MV linear accelerator equipped with an SRI 100 imaging device, the cardiac apex was included in the radiotherapy field in 15 patients (9%). The long term sequelae of such cardiac irradiation is uncertain. The results of this audit suggest that careful treatment technique and quality control with portal imaging can minimize unnecessary cardiac irradiation in the majority of patients.
Affiliation:
Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Use of electronic portal imaging to assess cardiac irradiation in breast radiotherapy. 1997, 9 (4):259-61 Clin Oncol
Journal:
Clinical Oncology
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/94721
PubMed ID:
9315402
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0936-6555
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorMagee, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, C Aen
dc.contributor.authorKirby, Mike Cen
dc.contributor.authorKane, Ben
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Peter Cen
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-23T15:57:35Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-23T15:57:35Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.citationUse of electronic portal imaging to assess cardiac irradiation in breast radiotherapy. 1997, 9 (4):259-61 Clin Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn0936-6555-
dc.identifier.pmid9315402-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/94721-
dc.description.abstractAn audit was performed to assess the frequency of cardiac irradiation in patients receiving radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer. Images from an 'online' electronic portal imaging device were reviewed in patients who were treated with a tangential pair of megavoltage fields. In 169 consecutive patients treated on a Philips SL25 6 MV linear accelerator equipped with an SRI 100 imaging device, the cardiac apex was included in the radiotherapy field in 15 patients (9%). The long term sequelae of such cardiac irradiation is uncertain. The results of this audit suggest that careful treatment technique and quality control with portal imaging can minimize unnecessary cardiac irradiation in the majority of patients.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHeart-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshRadiation Dosage-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy, High-Energy-
dc.titleUse of electronic portal imaging to assess cardiac irradiation in breast radiotherapy.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChristie Hospital, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Oncologyen

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