Dosimetric and Acute Skin Reaction Evaluation Following the Use of Brass Bolus in Postmastectomy Chest Wall Radiotherapy Treatments

Dosimetric and Acute Skin Reaction Evaluation Following the Use of Brass Bolus in Postmastectomy Chest Wall Radiotherapy Treatments

1. Abstract
1.1. Background: The study was conducted to retrospectively analyse the acute skin toxicity in patients treated for postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) using brass bolus during the first 12 fractions. The purpose of the study was to analyse the in vivo TLD skin dose measurements, model the Normal Tissue Complication Probability (NTCP) and multivariate logistic regression models for prediction of acute toxicity.