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Table 6 Comparison of dosimetric parameters for functional lung between different beam arrangements

From: Optimal beam arrangement for pulmonary ventilation image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy for lung cancer

Beam arrangement Anatomic plan Functional plan
  FLV5 FLV10 FLV20 FLV30 FLV5 FLV10 FLV20 FLV30
FESB 54.2±21.7 42.5±22.1 26.3±20.7 17.0±12.6 52.4±20.7 37.1±12.2 21.1±5.8 16.7±6.8
FMOB 30.2±18.5 24.1±12.0 17.8±8.9 16.2±7.0 29.2±18.3 23.0±14.8 16.7±9.7 14.7±9.5
P value <0.001 <0.001 0.049 0.754 <0.001 <0.001 0.001 0.244
  1. Abbreviations: FLVx Percentage of volume of functional lung receiving > x Gy, FESB Five equally-spaced beams, FMOB Five manually optimized beams, Data presented as mean±standard deviation.