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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 201-204

Comparative Evaluation Of Multiple Fractions Per Day Radiotherapy And Conventional Fractionated Radiotherapy In Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Esophagus



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Dose fractionation is important in radiotherapy in order to achieve the desired results. There are regimes which are accepted and followed worldwide. Five fractions per week for a full course of treatment is regarded as standard fractionation regimen. Interest has lately been developed to alter this and try regimes like Hyper and Accelerated Fractionations. In the former, smaller doses per fraction than usual are given in several fractions on each treating day, with no change in overall time. In the latter, conventionally sized fractions are given as two or three per day with a shortening of overall time. As the dose fraction in our case is high, we spilt the full course of treatment introducing a gap of one week between the treatment schedules. The results obtained are fairly good in comparison with conventional radiotherapy regimes.


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