Is one Gy always one Gy? The integration between conventional radiotherapy and special techniques.

Pietro Gabriele, Cristina Bona, Angelo Piermattei, Barbara Baiotto

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Abstract

The new radiotherapy techniques as HDR and LDR brachytherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, 3D-CRT, and IMRT require an accurate knowledge of the biological characteristics of the tumor with correct definition of target volumes. As demonstrated by the two reported cases, the formulae equivalent to 2 Gy in the special techniques are useful for the increase in the total dose to GTV while sparing the organs at risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalRays - International Journal of Radiological Sciences
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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