Sparing the salivary glands with scanned protons in head and neck radiotherapy: Benefits of 6-field Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) as compared to 3-field IMPT

T. Van De Water, T. Lomax, H. P. Bijl, C. Schilstra, E. Hug & J. A. Langendijk
Purpose: The aim of this planning comparative study was to determine the potential benefits of a 6-field scanned IMPT technique as compared to a 3-field scanned IMPT technique in the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer. In a previous study, we showed that 3-field IMPT was superior to 7-field photon IMRT[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]