The dosimetric impact of implants on the spinal cord dose during stereotactic body radiotherapy


YAZICI G. , SARI S. , YEDEKÇİ F. Y. , Yucekul A. , BIRGI S. D. , DEMIRKIRAN G., ...More

RADIATION ONCOLOGY, vol.11, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13014-016-0649-z
  • Title of Journal : RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Abstract

Background: The effects of spinal implants on dose distribution have been studied for conformal treatment plans. However, the dosimetric impact of spinal implants in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatments has not been studied in spatial orientation. In this study we evaluated the effect of spinal implants placed in sawbone vertebra models implanted as in vivo instrumentations.