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Dose homogeneity in the group of 15 patients undergoing fractionated total body irradiation

J. Malicki, J. Wachowiak, G. Stryczyńska, G. Kosicka
DOI: 10.1016/S1428-2267(97)70128-5
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 1997;2(2):48.

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Vol 2, No 2 (1997)
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Published online: 1997-01-01
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Abstract

Methods

Fractionated total body irradiation (FTBI) before bone marrow transplantation (BMT) was performed in 15 patients with different proliferative diseases.

Common regimen of 12 Gy in 8 fractions (four days) was applied with the reduction of dose to lungs to 9.4 Gy.

Results

Midline dose discrepancies ranged from −15.9% to +9.9% and exceeded ±10% of prescribed dose in one patient. Outside midline dose discrepancies ranged from −16.5% to +19.8% and exceeded ±10% of prescribed dose in six patients.

Dose determination error was estimated for between 2.8% and 5% depending on the body part.

Conclusions

Estimated error of the dose determination increased dose deviations from prescribed values from between −1.6% and +4.8% to between −5.2% and +9.3% in midline and from −8.4% and +19.8% to between −12.0% and +24.8% across transverses.

Abstract

Methods

Fractionated total body irradiation (FTBI) before bone marrow transplantation (BMT) was performed in 15 patients with different proliferative diseases.

Common regimen of 12 Gy in 8 fractions (four days) was applied with the reduction of dose to lungs to 9.4 Gy.

Results

Midline dose discrepancies ranged from −15.9% to +9.9% and exceeded ±10% of prescribed dose in one patient. Outside midline dose discrepancies ranged from −16.5% to +19.8% and exceeded ±10% of prescribed dose in six patients.

Dose determination error was estimated for between 2.8% and 5% depending on the body part.

Conclusions

Estimated error of the dose determination increased dose deviations from prescribed values from between −1.6% and +4.8% to between −5.2% and +9.3% in midline and from −8.4% and +19.8% to between −12.0% and +24.8% across transverses.

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Title

Dose homogeneity in the group of 15 patients undergoing fractionated total body irradiation

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 2, No 2 (1997)

Pages

48

Published online

1997-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1428-2267(97)70128-5

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 1997;2(2):48.

Authors

J. Malicki
J. Wachowiak
G. Stryczyńska
G. Kosicka

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