Radiation Oncology

Non-malignant Disease   

Questions discussed in this category


Will this disappear over time on its own or should I be concerned that the necrosis will worsen over time, and repeat MRI more frequently?

I treat early-stage nodularity and cording, but am not sure whether to treat knuckle pads.

For example, if a patient had a very infiltrating lipoma or one that is compressing critical structures, would you offer RT?  If so, what would b...

How do you sequence imaging and headframe placement? Do you fuse a 3D CTA to the planning CT?

Do you just contour all the visible breast density? If you wire what's palpable (which is a bit subjective), do you include everything within the wire...

SPCG-07 (Widmark et al) and a large Norwegian registry study (Aksnessæther BY IJROBP 2018) use 12-15Gy/1fx with electrons, but others use 3...

Would you treat Dupuytren’s contracture shortly after surgery or wait till patient develops new contracture? What dose and fractionation do you ...

Dependent upon histology, when would you offer RT to an asymptomatic patient who refuses consideration of any future surgical intervention?

Would you treat just the gross tumor at recurrence or the entire initial operative bed? Do your volumes and dose differ from those treated adjuvantly ...

How long do you advise them to refrain from unprotected sex following RT? I was trained to discuss these issues with patients but the gonada...

What dose and field margins would you add? Is a 50% response rate realistic to counsel a patient? What would you quote as a realistic rate for seconda...

Would you use adjuvant radiotherapy after xiaflex injection or needle aponeurotomy?

Does the time interval between the intial RT and recurrence influence your decision? What time interval would you feel is appropriate? What dose would...

Classical teaching is the sooner the better - but there are times that treatment gets delayed or adjustments need to be made after seeing the post-op ...

What dose/fractionation would yield the lowest risk of graft failure? Does your treatment management change based of location, ex the ear vs back?

For patients who are not candidates for excision, have you effectively used radiation alone? There is a study using 7.5 Gy x5 in weekly doses (Malaker...

Do you routinely offer re-irradiation? If so, what is your preferred dose and technique?

A retrospective review of the use of adjuvant radiation in the recurrent setting for pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland reported a 20 year actua...

If the patient had RT 3 months prior and had a revision surgery, would you offer RT again? If so, which dose and fractionation would you use?

Every physician and institution seems to take a different approach based on factors such as type of replacement and whether or not cement was used.&nb...

What is your approach to deciding when to treat these patients? Or is it solely dependent on when surgeons refer them?

And does your dose changes with positive margins? I can't seem to find a good answer in the literature.


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