When Should IGRT Be Done?

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Abstract

The therapeutic window of radiotherapy is defined by the balance between the tumor control probability (TCP) and the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP). The tremendous evolution from bony-landmark two-dimensional radiotherapy over CT-based three-dimensional radiotherapy towards highly-conformal radiotherapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) has broadened the therapeutic window substantially.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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