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Volume 23, Number 6, 2018

Problems and solutions in IGRT for cervical cancer

Iván Ríos, Ilse Vásquez, Elsa Cuervo, Óscar Garzón, Johnny Burbano


The contribution of Image-guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) to modern radiotherapy is undeniable, being the way to bring into daily practice the dosimetric benefits of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). Organ and target motion is constant and unpredictable at the pelvis, thus posing a challenge to the safe execution of IMRT. There are potential benefits of IMRT in the radical treatment of cervical cancer patients, both in terms of dose escalation and decrease of toxicity. But it is essential to find IGRT solutions to control the aspects that can lead to geographic miss targeting or organs at risk (OAR) overdose. This review seeks to describe the problems and possible solutions in the clinical implementation of IMRT/IGRT protocols to treat intact cervical cancer patients.

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2018; 23(6) : 517-527

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