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Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

  • Alice Ho
  • Ase Ballangrud
  • Guang Li
  • Kate Krause
  • Chun Siu
  • Simon N. Powell
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Patients undergo CT simulation in the treatment position with both arms extended above their head using an Alpha Cradle or breast board immobilization; IV contrast is not necessary. In cases where the patient has an intact breast, wires are placed around the borders of the breast on the patient’s skin prior to scanning. Patients are scanned from the cricoid through 5 cm below the clinically marked inferior port edge. The entire lung must be included.

Keywords

Body Rotation IMRT Plan Tangential Field Surface Registration IMRT Treatment 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice Ho
    • 1
  • Ase Ballangrud
    • 2
  • Guang Li
    • 3
  • Kate Krause
    • 4
  • Chun Siu
    • 4
  • Simon N. Powell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Memorial Sloan KetteringNYUSA
  3. 3.Department of Medical PhysicsMemorial Sloan KetteringNYUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OnoclogyMemorial Sloan KetteringNYUSA

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