Journal of Medical Physics

Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 195--200

C.T. Scan Based Dosimetry In Treating Carcinoma Of Oral Tongue


G Sudarshan1, Vanisehree Ranganathan2 
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G Sudarshan


It is a well established norm that a combination of external radiation and iridium implant in early stage squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of oral tongue gives good results. We have treated 10 consecutive patients of SCC of anterior 2/3 of tongue staged TI-2 NO by giving 4000 cGy external radiation and 3000 cGy boost with iridium-192 implant. Traditionally, orthogonal radiographs have been taken to determine the spatial distribution of sources. As we do not have a simulator, we have taken 2-4 C.T. scan images perpendicular to the axis of implant. By using this cross-sectional information, we identified the source points and a basal dose rate was calculated manually by following the geometric principles of Paris system, as our T.P.S. did not have the required software. Clinically, 9 out of the 10 patients are in remission (N.E.D. = No evidence of disease) at 18 months follow-up. Our aim of this presentation is to compare manual dosimetry with T.P.S. generated dosimetry and to show that manual dosimetry is also dependable.


How to cite this article:
Sudarshan G, Ranganathan V. C.T. Scan Based Dosimetry In Treating Carcinoma Of Oral Tongue.J Med Phys 1999;24:195-200


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Sudarshan G, Ranganathan V. C.T. Scan Based Dosimetry In Treating Carcinoma Of Oral Tongue. J Med Phys [serial online] 1999 [cited 2022 Sep 25 ];24:195-200
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