Comparison of radiation treatment delivery for pancreatic cancer: Linac intensity-modulated radiotherapy versus helical tomotherapy

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 04/12/2012

Target coverage is equivalent between the two systems; however, helical tomotherapy (HT) shows significantly better sparing of the stomach and small bowel. The decreased dose to organs at risk (OAR) with HT is likely to improve the therapeutic ratio in the radiotherapy of pancreatic head cancers.

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