Comparison of forward planning with automated inverse planning for three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer without IMRT

Ruheena Mendes, Konstantin Lavrenkov, James L. Bedford, Anthony Henrys, Sue Ashley, Michael Brada

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Abstract

The forward and inverse treatment plans of 10 patients with lung cancer were compared in terms of PTV coverage, sparing of normal lung and time required to generate a plan. The inverse planning produced as good treatment plans as an experienced dosimetrist with considerable reduction in staff time. When translated to other complex sites, inverse non-IMRT planning may have considerable impact on manpower requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lung cancer
  • Radiotherapy treatment planning
  • Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy

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