An implementation strategy for IMRT of ethmoid sinus cancer with bilateral sparing of the optic pathways
Claus, Filip × De Gersem, W De Wagter, C Van Severen, R Vanhoutte, I Duthoy, W Remouchamps, V Van Duyse, B Vakaet, L Lemmerling, M Vermeersch, H De Neve, W #
Elsevier science inc
International journal of radiation oncology biology physics vol:51 issue:2 pages:318-331
Purpose: To develop a protocol for the irradiation of ethmoid sinus cancer, with the aim of sparing binocular vision, of developing a strategy of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning that produces dose distributions that (1) are consistent with the protocol prescriptions and (2) are deliverable by static segmental IMRT techniques within a 15-minute time slot; of fine tuning the implementation strategy to a class solution approach that is sufficiently automated and efficient, allowing routine clinical application; of reporting on the early clinical implementation involving 11 patients between February 1999 and July 2000.