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Are moving junctions in craniospinal irradiation for medulloblastoma really necessary?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7640929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case notes of 35 patients treated for medulloblastoma using a standard technique of craniospinal irradiation (CSI) from 1978 to 1992 were reviewed. Two large opposed lateral fields to the whole brain and an orthogonal posterior spinal field were used. The position of the junction between the fields was constant throughout treatment with no feathering and no gap. We present our results, review the literature and discuss the need for feathering. The junction between the cranial and spinal fields produces an area of dose inhomogeneity but the clinical significance of this and the effect of feathering is uncertain.
S D Tinkler; H H Lucraft
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-09-20     Completed Date:  1995-09-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  736-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebellar Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Child, Preschool
Disease-Free Survival
Medulloblastoma / radiotherapy*
Radiotherapy / methods
Radiotherapy Dosage
Spinal Cord / radiation effects

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