A 3-D compensating technique utilizing stepped brass filters to ensure an adequate dose distribution in the breast after conservative surgery is described. No compensation for lung inhomogeneity is applied. These compensators are part of a procedure which also involves the use of a rotatable half-beam block (HBB) and of an individualized immobilization cast. Results of patient dosimetry show a good agreement with dose prescription in the target volume (measured dose/prescribed dose = 100.9% ± 1.8% at the reference point). Phantom dosimetry is discussed.
- Early breast cancer
- Half-beam block
- Patient dosimetry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging