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Radiation Techniques for the Treatment of Retinoblastoma and Orbital Tumors

  • Winfried E. Alberti
  • Jan Schipper
  • Robert H. Sagerman
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

External beam radiation therapy has been used successfully to treat primary and metastatic neoplasms of the globe and orbit. Depending upon tumor location and extent, adequate treatment with sparing of the lens can be accomplished but requires meticulous technique. Many field arrangements have been described for unilateral and bilateral disease. Isodose distributions for several of the more commonly employed techniques are presented for direct comparison. Particle beam techniques and plaque isodose distributions are discussed in Chaps. 6 and 7, and 4, 5, 35, 36, and 37, respectively (this volume).

Keywords

Anterior Border Lateral Field Orbital Tumor Lateral Beam Lateral Soft Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Winfried E. Alberti
    • 1
  • Jan Schipper
    • 2
  • Robert H. Sagerman
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinic for Radiation Therapy and Nuclear MedicineAlfried Krupp HospitalEssen 1Germany
  2. 2.Arnhem Radiotherapeutic InstituteArnhemThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Radiation Oncology Division, Health Science CenterState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

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