Tangential fields. Improved reproducibility for breast-cancer treatment

F. M. Khan, C. K K Lee, S. H. Levitt

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The authors describe an isocentric technique to set up tangential fields for breast-cancer therapy. The setup parameters (source-to-surface distance measured at the midline of the sternum, lateral shift of the treatment couch, and the gantry angle) are predetermined from a computed-tomographic image and a transverse contour which is obtained under treatment-like conditions. This procedure does not require breast immobilization and does not rely on skin marks on the breast.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-319
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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