Spinal implants and radiation therapy: The effect of various configurations of titanium implant systems in a single-level vertebral metastasis model

Pekmezci M., Dirican B., Yapici B., Yazici M., ALANAY A., Gurdalli S.

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, no.5, pp.1093-1100, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The combination of surgery and radiation therapy is a common clinical practice in the treatment of spinal tumors. Although it is known that metallic implants disturb radiation therapy beams, it is not known what kind of dose distributions appear with spinal irradiation in the presence of a spinal implant. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of various spinal implant constructs on the dose of radiation delivered to the spinal canal in a single-level metastasis model.