Volumetric Modulation Arc Radiotherapy Compared With Static Gantry Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Tumor: A Feasibility Study

Marta Scorsetti, Mario Bignardi, Alessandro Clivio, Luca Cozzi, Antonella Fogliata, Paola Lattuada, Pietro Mancosu, Piera Navarria, Giorgia Nicolini, Gaetano Urso, Eugenio Vanetti, Sabrina Vigorito, Armando Santoro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Purpose: A planning study was performed to evaluate RapidArc (RA), a volumetric modulated arc technique, on malignant pleural mesothelioma. The benchmark was conventional fixed-field intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Methods and materials: The computed tomography data sets of 6 patients were included. The plans for IMRT with nine fixed beams were compared against double-modulated arcs with a single isocenter. All plans were optimized for 15-MV photon beams. The dose prescription was 54 Gy to the planning target volume. The planning objectives for the planning target volume were a minimal dose of >95% and maximal dose of 5Gy) 20Gy 30Gy 45Gy 50Gy 1%) 15Gy 1% 55Gy 40Gy

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)942-949
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • IMRT
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
  • mesothelioma
  • RapidArc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiation
  • Cancer Research

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Volumetric Modulation Arc Radiotherapy Compared With Static Gantry Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Tumor: A Feasibility Study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this