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 IJMPCERO  Vol.8 No.3 , August 2019
Comparative Study of Dose Distribution Homogeneity between 3D-Brachytherapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Techniques in Cervix Cancer Tumors
Abstract:
Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare the dosimetric results of the techniques (3D-Brachytherapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy IMRT) in patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma (LACC). Method: There are 15 patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma (LACC), after the completion of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for the whole pelvic irradiation 45 Gy/25 fractions, followed by 3D-Brachytherapy 24 Gy per weekly fractions and 36 Gy of IMRT per 18 fractions. Coverage of targets volume and doses received by normal tissue were compared in two techniques. Method: 15 patients of LACC treated with 3D-Brachytherapy were selected for this study. IMRT plans were also created for all the patients. 3D-Brachytherapy and IMRT plans were compared on the basis of target volume coverage, dose to Organs at risk (OAR’s), homogeneity index (HI) and conformity index (CI). Results: The results showed that D90% of HRCTV in the 3D-Brachytherapy was covered more than D90% of PTV in the IMRT of prescribed dose, the D2CC and the V60Gy values of Bladder and rectum were significantly lower than in 3D-Brachytherapy. The HI and CI in 3D-Brachytherapy were found better than IMRT. Conclusion: 3D-Brachytherapy significantly reduced the irradiated volume of OAR’s and improved dose coverage in tumor volume compared to that by IMRT.
Cite this paper: Elnagger, M. , Motaweh, H. and Zard, K. (2019) Comparative Study of Dose Distribution Homogeneity between 3D-Brachytherapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Techniques in Cervix Cancer Tumors. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 8, 163-174. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2019.83015.
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