Which radiotherapy technique is better for neoadjuvant treatment of rectal cancer: A dosimetric comparison

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Ucuncu Kuehli A. , Unal Karabey A., Dokurlar U. E. , Tirpanci B., Ozkan G., Konuko A. O. , ...More

MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.35, no.2, pp.181-186, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/marumj.1120583
  • Title of Journal : MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-186
  • Keywords: Rectum cancer, Volumetric modulated arc therapy, Helical tomotherapy, 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, Plan comparison, DOSE-VOLUME RELATIONSHIP, SMALL-BOWEL TOXICITY, RADIATION-THERAPY, PREOPERATIVE RADIOTHERAPY, CHEMORADIOTHERAPY, CAPECITABINE, CHEMOTHERAPY, OXALIPLATIN, BOOST, IMRT


Objective: Our aim was to compare helical tomotherapy (HT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans with 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) considering the planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OARs) in rectal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant radiotherapy.