A practical technique to avoid the hippocampus in prophylactic cranial irradiation for lung cancer.

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  • External authors:
  • Zdenko van Kesteren
  • José Belderbos
  • Marcel van Herk
  • Agnieszka Olszewska
  • Emmy Lamers
  • Dirk De Ruysscher
  • Eugène Damen
  • Corine van Vliet-Vroegindeweij


A practical technique is presented to deliver hippocampus avoiding prophylactic cranial irradiation for lung cancer patients, using two lateral fields. For a prescribed dose of 12×2.5 Gy, sparing of the hippocampi to 6.1 Gy was achieved with a V95% of the brain of 81.7%.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
JournalRadiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012