Conformal radiation therapy treatment planning reduces the dose to the optic structures for patients with tumors of the paranasal sinuses.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: Compare dose distributions of traditional versus conformal beam orientations in paranasal sinus malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Maximum normal tissue doses, dose volume histograms (DVH), normal tissue complication probabilities (NTCP), and the percentage of each normal tissue receiving >80% of the average target dose (V80) were calculated. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: Conformal planning reduced the V80 to the optic nerves and chiasm as well as the normal tissue maximum doses to the ipsilateral and contralateral optic nerves and chiasm, and mean NTCPs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brizel, DM; Light, K; Zhou, SM; Marks, LB

Published Date

  • June 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 215 - 218

PubMed ID

  • 10435816

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-8140

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0167-8140(99)00043-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland