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Dosimetry - Work package 2


Work package leader: Andrew Nisbet


Objectives. Calculate cardiac doses in women treated for breast cancer with radiotherapy


Description of work. Individual cardiac doses will be calculated taking into account total dose, fractionation, field borders, patient position and set up, beam energy, focus or source to skin distance, beam arrangement and other relevant parameters. Our aim is to take anthropometric measures into consideration. We will also calculate doses to different parts of the heart. For most techniques, three-dimensional computerised tomography planning systems will be used to calculate doses. A protocol for dose calculations will be developed and reviewed by an external expert, Dr Stovall, MD Anderson, Texas.


















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