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Spectrophotometer and ultrasound evaluation of late toxicity following breast-cancer radiotherapy
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10.1118/1.3633942
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http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aapm/journal/medphys/38/10/10.1118/1.3633942

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FIG. 1.

Diagram showing (a) the Mexameter MX with circular probe of 0.5 cm diameter and 0.2 cm2 surface area, and (b) the location of Mexameter breast scans.

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FIG. 2.

Diagram showing (a) the orientation of the ultrasound probe, and (b) the locations of the breast ultrasound scans.

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FIG. 3.

(a) Spectrophotometer-measured melanin values of the untreated and treated breasts for all patients. (b) Melanin range and mean are shown for the untreated breasts and for the treated breasts stratified by RTOG late-toxicity score.

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FIG. 4.

(a) Spectrophotometer-measured erythema values of the treated and untreated breasts for all patients. (b) Erythema range and mean are shown for the untreated breasts and for the treated breasts stratified by RTOG late-toxicity score.

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FIG. 5.

(a) Ultrasound-measured skin thickness of the untreated and treated breasts for all patients. (b) Skin thickness range and mean are shown for the untreated breasts and for the treated breasts stratified by RTOG late-toxicity score.

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FIG. 6.

(a) Ultrasound-measured Pearson coefficient along the hypodermal surfaces of the untreated and treated breasts for all patients. (b) The range and mean of Pearson coefficient for the hypodermal surfaces are shown for the untreated breasts and for the treated breasts stratified by RTOG late-toxicity score.

Tables

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TABLE I.

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) late radiation morbidity scoring scheme.

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TABLE II.

Patient related characteristics.

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TABLE III.

Average spectrophotometer and ultrasound measures of treated and untreated breasts.

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TABLE IV.

Average percentage change of spectrophotometer and ultrasound measures by RTOG score.

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TABLE V.

Cross-correlation coefficient of spectrophotometer and ultrasound parameters.

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Scitation: Spectrophotometer and ultrasound evaluation of late toxicity following breast-cancer radiotherapy
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aapm/journal/medphys/38/10/10.1118/1.3633942
10.1118/1.3633942
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