Ke Nie's research while affiliated with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and other places

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Background: To investigate the setup uncertainties and to establish an optimal imaging schedule for the prone-positioned whole breast radiotherapy. Methods: Twenty prone-positioned breast patients treated with tangential fields from 2015 to 2017 were retrospectively enrolled in this study. The prescription dose for the whole breast treatment was...


... Of particularly clinical concern, cardiac positioning can vary considerably relative to the bony anatomy and other anatomic landmarks used for patient positioning (107). Even with prone positioning, the left anterior descending coronary artery can receive significant radiation dose if daily imaging guidance is not utilized (108). For those patients where positional setup uncertainty is significant, similar to the standard for PBI, it is recommended that more frequent image-guidance be utilized during breast radiotherapy, such as daily cone-beam CTs (109). ...