Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) vs Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM): a dosimetric comparison

S. Lorentini, P. Hamer, M. Amichetti, L. Spiazzi, S. Tonoli, S. Magrini & M. Schwarz
Background: Recently the trimodality approach (neoadjuvant chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy and hemithoracic irradiation) is increasingly used for patients (pts) affected by MPM. With IMRT an increase in therapeutic dose to the pleural cavity and a reduction of doses to organs at risk (OAR) [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]