Dose planning management of patients undergoing salvage whole brain radiation therapy after radiosurgery.
Dose or treatment planning management is necessary for the re-irradiation of intracranial relapses after focal irradiation, radiosurgery, or stereotactic radiotherapy. The current clinical guidelines for metastatic brain tumors are the use of focal irradiation if the patient presents with 4 lesions or less. Salvage treatments with the use of whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) can then be used to limit disease progression if there is an intracranial relapse. However, salvage WBRT poses a number of challenges in dose planning to limit disease progression and preserve neurocognitive function. This work presents the dose planning management that addresses a method of delineating previously treated volumes, dose level matching, and the dose delivery techniques for WBRT.
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Saw, C. B., Battin, F., McKeague, J., Haggerty, M., Baikadi, M., & Peters, C. (2016). Dose planning management of patients undergoing salvage whole brain radiation therapy after radiosurgery. Medical dosimetry : official journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists, 41(4), 277–280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meddos.2016.05.004
Medicine and Health Sciences | Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology