Volumetric modulation arc radiotherapy with flattening filter-free beams compared with static gantry IMRT and 3D conformal radiotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer: A feasibility study

Giorgia Nicolini, Sarbani Ghosh-Laskar, Shyam Kishore Shrivastava, Sushovan Banerjee, Suresh Chaudhary, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Anusheel Munshi, Alessandro Clivio, Antonella Fogliata, Pietro Mancosu, Eugenio Vanetti, Luca Cozzi

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Abstract

Purpose: A feasibility study was performed to evaluate RapidArc (RA), and the potential benefit of flattening filter-free beams, on advanced esophageal cancer against intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT). Methods and Materials: The plans for 3D-CRT and IMRT with three to seven and five to seven fixed beams were compared against double-modulated arcs with avoidance sectors to spare the lungs for 10 patients. All plans were optimized for 6-MV photon beams. The RA plans were studied for conventional and flattening filter-free (FFF) beams. The objectives for the planning target volume were the volume receiving ≥95% or at most 107% of the prescribed dose of

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-560
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012

Keywords

  • Esophageal cancer
  • IMRT
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
  • RapidArc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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