Technical aspects of the deep inspiration breath-hold technique in the treatment of thoracic cancer Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Particle Accelerators
  • Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted
  • Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted

abstract

  • Treatment of patients with the DIBH technique is feasible in a clinical setting. With this technique, consistent lung inflation levels are achieved in patients, as judged by both spirometry and verification films. Breathing-induced tumor motion is significantly reduced using DIBH compared to free breathing, enabling better target coverage.

publication date

  • November 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0360-3016(00)00747-1

PubMed ID

  • 11072177

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1175

end page

  • 85

volume

  • 48

number

  • 4