Study of dose perturbation parameters for eye shielding in megavoltage photon beam therapy

Indra J. Das, Kenneth R. Kase, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, David A. Ligon

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Abstract

Shielding blocks are frequently used to minimize dose and shield sensitive organs in radiation therapy. The blocks, which are made of high atomic number materials, produce significant dose perturbations in megavoltage photon beams. The effects of these perturbations are studied with special interest in the eye shielding in the treatment of head and neck malignancies. Optimum parameters for the treatment are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-467
Number of pages7
JournalInternational journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990

Keywords

  • Dose perturbations
  • Eye shielding
  • Megavoltage beams
  • Retinoblastoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

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