Abstract # 2057 "Alopecia-less" Whole Brain Radiotherapy (WBRT) via IMRT: Preliminary Experience and Outcomes

Presenter: Ting, Joseph

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Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) is indicated for many patients with brain metastases. Most of these patients develop alopecia with standard WBRT technique (opposed lateral fields). A multi-field, very conformal beam arrangement might limit scalp dose thereby resulting in less or eliminated alopecia toxicity. We present our initial clinical experience with a new technique of WBRT, as well as limited comparative analyses of dosimetric data.

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