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Christopher Loiselle and Wui-Jin Koh

/print certificate. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe potential advantages and disadvantages of pelvic IMRT Describe technical strategies that may improve the therapeutic ratio of IMRT

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Joseph M. Pepek, Christopher G. Willett and Brian G. Czito

use intensity-modulated radiation therapy [IMRT] techniques) experienced grade 3 to 4 acute toxicity. 5 RT interruptions, whether through intent or treatment-related toxicity, may compromise therapeutic efficacy. Efforts to improve RT techniques

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Matthew D. Callister and Leonard L. Gunderson

-dimensional conformal RT (3DRT) and intensity-modulated RT (IMRT), to treat most cancers, including gastric and GEJ cancer. Increased emphasis has also been placed on accurate 3-dimensional target delineation based on CT anatomy 18 rather than only 2

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Vishruth K. Reddy, Varsha Jain, Sriram Venigalla, William P. Levin, Robert J. Wilson II, Kristy L. Weber, Anusha Kalbasi, Ronnie A. Sebro and Jacob E. Shabason

of acute wound complications compared with adjuvant RT. 6 Moreover, recent data have noted potential benefits in the use of intensity-modulated RT (IMRT). 7 , 8 Yet, despite the benefits of RT in the management of high-grade sarcomas, there appears

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Stephanie A. Terezakis and Nancy Y. Lee

techniques are ideally suited for treating the head and neck region. Dosimetric studies have been performed and have shown that dose escalation to the thyroid bed can be accomplished using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) while simultaneously sparing

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Aileen B. Chen, Jiangong Niu, Angel M. Cronin, Ya-Chen Tina Shih, Sharon Giordano and Deborah Schrag

evidence to suggest that the use of advanced technologies, such as intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) and stereotactic body RT, or a greater number of treatments is beneficial in the palliative setting for most patients. 4 , 9 – 11 To address the

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Chelsea C. Pinnix, Valerie Reed and Bouthaina Dabaja

to evaluate for lymph node involvement. Figure 1 Intensity-modulated radiation treatment (IMRT) plan for gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Sagittal (A) and axial (B) representative slices from the 4-dimensional CT–based IMRT

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Jon T. Holmlund, Carryn M. Anderson, Stephen T. Sonis, Robert Beardsley, Dennis Riley, Jeffrey Mark Brill, Melissa Brookes, Kara Terry and J. Mel Sorensen

patients (Pts) receiving intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) plus concurrent cisplatin (CDDP) for locally advanced head & neck cancer (HNC). Objectives : Determine whether GC4419 reduces duration, incidence, & severity of SOM. Methods: Pts with locally

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Ling-Long Tang, Yu-Pei Chen, Yan-Ping Mao, Zi-Xian Wang, Rui Guo, Lei Chen, Li Tian, Ai-Hua Lin, Li Li, Ying Sun and Jun Ma

imaging modalities, such as MRI and PET scanning, have made it possible to measure tumor volume and extension more precisely in NPC. Additionally, developments in radiation technology, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), have improved tumor

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Richard T. Hoppe

heart and cardiac subunits can be reduced using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) 3 or proton therapy. 4 The risk for cardiac disease is directly related to dose, and the dose that the heart is exposed to can be reduced with IMRT or proton