Computer aided dosimetry of intracavitary therapy according to the ICRU Report No. 38

F. Volterrani, E. Costa, N. Di Muzio

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Abstract

The authors set out the computer aided dosimetric data in accordance with the rules given in the ICRU Report No. 38 for 64 consecutive and unselected cases of invasive cervical carcinoma. The experience achieved in the clinical use of computer aided dosimetry has demonstrated the inaccuracy of the classical dose evaluation and specification methods in gynecologic intracavitary therapy. As an alternative, the rules given in the ICRU report allow us, in any case, to optimize the treatment time and dose, keeping in mind the eventual association of whole pelvis external irradiation. Furthermore, the intracavitary treatments can be reported in a clear and easily understandable manner regardless of the treatment technique adopted, whilst the analysis of results and the comparison between different techniques, will be improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-275
Number of pages7
JournalCervix and the Lower Female Genital Tract
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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