Cervical cancer: Intracavitary dose specification and prescription

R. A. Potish, B. J. Gerbi

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Dose and volume specifications for reporting intracavitary therapy were analyzed according to criteria recommended by the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU). Ninety Fletcher-Suit radium applications were studied to examine the validity of the assumptions of the ICRU and the merit of their routine reporting. It was demonstrated that the reporting recommendations were inconsistent with clinical prescription systems and added little to dose specification. The distinction between dose specification and dose prescription was stressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-560
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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