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Title: Review of deep inspiration breath-hold techniques for the treatment of breast cancer

Radiation treatment to the left breast is associated with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality. The deep inspiration breath-hold technique (DIBH) can decrease radiation dose delivered to the heart and this may facilitate the treatment of the internal mammary chain nodes. The aim of this review is to critically analyse the literature available in relation to breath-hold methods, implementation, utilisation, patient compliance, planning methods and treatment verification of the DIBH technique. Despite variation in the literature regarding the DIBH delivery method, patient coaching, visual feedback mechanisms and treatment verification, all methods of DIBH delivery reduce radiation dose to the heart. Further research is required to determine optimum protocols for patient training and treatment verification to ensure the technique is delivered successfully.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)
  2. (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22402368
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (Print); Journal Volume: 62; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PMCID: PMC4364809; PMID: 26229670; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:4364809; Copyright (c) 2015 The Authors. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd on behalf of Australian Institute of Radiography and New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology.; This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
Australia
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BREATH; DELIVERY; DISEASE INCIDENCE; HEART; IMPLEMENTATION; MAMMARY GLANDS; MORTALITY; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; PLANNING; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOTHERAPY; REVIEWS; VERIFICATION