IMR Press / FBL / Volume 22 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.2741/4503

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MRI in breast cancer radiotherapy in prone and supine positions

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1 Guangxi Institute of Research and Design, Nanning, Guangxi, China
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Affiliated EZhou Central Hospital, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University Medical School, EZhou, Hubei, China
3 Radiologic Sciences and Respiratory Therapy Division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
4 Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Davis, California, USA
5 Interdisciplinary Biophysics Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2017, 22(4), 570–579;
Published: 1 January 2017

Contemporary radiotherapy (RT) planning utilizes both a computed tomography (CT) scan either in prone or supine position with no breast compression or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The application of MRI is limited by image distortion and a lack of electron density information. The standard supine position not only exposes the tumor to RT non-homogenously, it can cause damage to the neighboring benign tissues. Here, we compare the effectiveness of both the prone and supine positions in breast cancer RT and various aspects of breast cancer treatment planning using MRI and CT.

Breast Cancer
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