Percussion assisted radiation therapy in Hodgkin lymphoma allows a marked reduction in heart dose.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_3318F3D0CA17
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Percussion assisted radiation therapy in Hodgkin lymphoma allows a marked reduction in heart dose.
Journal
Radiotherapy and oncology
Author(s)
Durham A.D., Lovis A., Simons J., Long O., Buela F., Ogna A., Jumeau R., Cairoli A., Rocha Do Carmo Leal S., Zeverino M., Patin D., Vallet V., Moeckli R., Bourhis J., Ozsahin M.
ISSN
1879-0887 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0167-8140
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a highly curable disease but the treatment can induce late complications many years later. Irradiation of the healthy heart is inevitable during radiation treatment of mediastinal sites. We developed a novel method to induce a prolonged apnea-like state that can help decrease the dose to organs at risk during radiation therapy. We present the results of the first 8 HL patients treated routinely with percussion assisted radiation therapy (PART) in our clinic.
We used a newly developed high-frequency non-invasive ventilation system to suppress respiratory motion for prolonged periods and push the heart away from the treated volume.
All 8 patients were able to rapidly learn the technique and had an advantage to be treated by PART. We lowered the mean heart dose by an average of 3 Gy with similar target coverage compared to a classical free breathing treatment plan. They were all treated for 15 radiotherapy sessions by PART without any notable side effects.
Percussion assisted radiation therapy can be used routinely to reduce the dose to the heart in Hodgkin lymphoma.
Keywords
Hodgkin disease, Radiotherapy, Respiratory motion
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10/06/2020 21:50
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