Assessment Of The Dose To The Heart And The Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery For The Left Breast Radiotherapy

Aista Plieskien─Ś, Dainius Burdulis Abstract Radiotherapy for left breast cancer may increase risk of cardiovascular diseases. Exposing the anterior portion of the heart and left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) to the highest radiation dose depends on individual anatomical location of these structures. The purpose of this work was to assess the radiation doses delivered…