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2 Volumes of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Beam Angles/Treatment Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Appropriateness for Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Dose Prescription and Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Treatment Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This is followed by an evaluation of which technique will best optimize target coverage and limit the risk of toxicity. If APBI is to be performed intraoperatively such that lumpectomy is immediately followed with the placement of brachytherapy catheters or the MammoSite RTS, then the target geometry at the time of wound closure will need to be anticipated. However, there is an increasing preference to perform APBI only in the postoperative setting when pathologic review is complete and patient eligibility can be fully assessed.

2003; Wallner et al. 2004). The CTV, which refers to the volume of breast tissue around the lumpectomy cavity requiring radiotherapy (RT), is crucial in determining the efficacy of adjuvant PBI in comparison to whole-breast RT. It is important to consider whether PBI treats the appropriate volume of breast tissue at risk of harboring residual disease. There are three bodies of data that can be used to help define the optimal CTV for APBI. These data include (1) mastectomy studies in which the distribution of cancer in the breast is correlated with the site of the initial tumor, (2) re-excision studies in which the presence, amount, and distance of residual disease is correlated with the initial tumor, and (3) published results with APBI in which the actual CTV used is correlated with the local recurrence rates.

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