09 - Treatment Planning III - field shaping skin dose

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1 Treatment Planning III: Field Shaping, Skin Dose, Field Separation Tarun K. Podder, PhD, DABR Department of Radiation Oncology Brody School of Medicine Leo Jenkins Cancer Center East Carolina University February 08, 2011 Lecture # 9 (Ch. 13)
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2 Some Considerations Shielding vital organs within radiation field Minimizing dose to normal tissue Skin Sparing Matching of adjacent fields hot spots, cold spots
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3 Field Shaping Custom Blocking Independent Jaws Multileaf Collimators (MLCs) Why is the field shaping required? Methods: To minimize dose to the normal tissue outside the target volume.
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