Radiation Oncology

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Differenes in dose of ~3% can be seen between different dose calculation algorithms. What dose calculation algorithm is the best to use? AAA, Acu...

What dose calculation algorithm to you utilize (eg AAA, Acuros, etc)? Do you prefer a particular algorithm for certain sites? Do you take in...

For example, would you counsel against breast conserving therapy for a woman exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl disaster or a downwinder?

Several radiation oncologists have switched from 6MV to 10MV for cranial IMRT plans to prevent alopecia. Is this theoretical or do we have data? And a...

Do people use it interchangeably with DMax or use the 2cmx2cm definition? I often get pushback from the dosimetrists for plans where the DMax is ...

Scanning beam only machines are being increasingly marketed, it could be problematic if you can't use them to treat the one site which is most appropr...


Papers discussed in this category


Med Phys, 1987 May-Jun

Med Phys, 1979 Jul-Aug

Radiat. Res., 2002-08-01

PLoS ONE, 2013 Feb 06