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Purpose : A prospective comparative study of a subset of 10 consecutive patients was performed, to describe the effects of an air-inflated rectal balloon tube that has been used for prostate immobilization in 360 patients since 1994. In particular, influences on prostate motion, rectum filling...
Purpose : Pulmonary toxicity was prospectively evaluated within a randomized trial for breast cancer patients at high risk for relapse, who postoperatively received as adjuvant therapy either 9 cycles of tailored chemotherapy (20 patients) (cyclophosphamide, epirubicin, 5-fluorouracil (FEC)) or...
Purpose: To compare by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) the efficacy of delivering the prescribed dose to the adventitia between two commonly used dose prescriptions for intracoronary radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: In 59 human postangioplasty coronary vessels, one IVUS cross-section (1 mm...
Purpose: To determine the influence of observer variation and treatment planner variation on the dose delivered to the target and normal structures when irradiating paranasal sinus carcinomas. Patients and Methods: Nine patients with paranasal sinus tumors underwent debulking surgery and...
Purpose : Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with photon beams is currently pursued in many clinics. Theoretically, inclusion of intensity- and energy-modulated high-energy electron beams (15–50 MeV) offers additional possibilities to improve radiotherapy treatments of deep-seated tumors....
Purpose: To evaluate an alternative prone-position technique for breast irradiation after conservative surgery. Methods and materials : A plexiglas platform with a circular opening for the breast and a double 30° craniocaudal and 10° transverse (left-right for the right breast and right-left...
Purpose : A direct approach to the question of whether prostate tumors have an atypically high sensitivity to fractionation (low α/β ratio), more typical of the surrounding late-responding normal tissue. Methods and Materials : Earlier estimates of α/β for prostate cancer have relied on...
Purpose : To assess the long-term outcomes and late effects of patients with subdiaphragmatic Hodgkin’s disease. Methods and Materials : Twenty-one patients with Stage I and II subdiaphragmatic Hodgkin’s disease were treated with curative intent between February 1966 and February 1998 at the...
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