3DCRT vs CFIMRT (Whole neck irradiation)
Whole neck irradiation has several difficulties. So many institutes use IMRT, but some articles emphasize advantage of 3DCRT or forward planed IMRT. In bellow, I will show some reference plan for comparisons.
One isocenter. 7 ports irradiation without subsegents. Wedge filter isn't used.
3D-CRT using a one-point setup technique
Portaluri M, Fucilli FI, Castagna R, et.al. Three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for locally advanced (stage II and worse) head-and-neck cancer: dosimetric and clinical evaluation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006.
This method consists of 10-12 fixed ports. Some ports use wedge filter.
A forward-planned treatment technique by N. Lee et.al.
Lee N, Akazawa C, Akazawa P, et.al. A forward-planned treatment technique using multisegments in the treatment of head-and-neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2004 Jun 1;59(2):584-94.
This template uses 18MV, 6MV, and several wedge filters. Model dependence is high. So I culd not plan being similar according to the article.
CFIMRT is simple, and enable to plan highly conformal plan.
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