TITLE

Simplified rules for everyday delineation of lymph node areas for breast cancer radiotherapy

AUTHOR(S)
Kirova, Y. M.; Pena, P. Castro; Dendale, R.; Servois, V.; Bollet, M. A.; Fournier-Bidoz, N.; Campana, F.; Fourquet, A.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
British Journal of Radiology;Aug2010, Vol. 83 Issue 992, p683
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to present the simplified rules of delineation of lymph node (LN) volumes in breast irradiation. Practical rules of delineation of LN areas were developed in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the Institut Curie. These practical guidelines of delineation were based on different specific publications in the field of breast and LN anatomy. The principal characteristic of these rules is their clearly established relationship with anatomical structure, which is easy to find on CT slices. The simplified rules of delineation have been published in pocket format as the illustrated atlas "Help of delineation for breast cancer treatment". In this small pocket guide, delineation using the practical rules is illustrated, with examples from anatomical CT slices. It is shown that there is an improvement in delineation after the use of these simplified rules and the guide. In conclusion, this small guide is useful for improving everyday practice and decreasing the differences in target delineation for breast irradiation between institutions and observers.
ACCESSION #
53431586

 

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