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Table 4 Percent of brachial plexus receiving given dose in Gray (Gy)

From: Brachial plexus dose tolerance in head and neck cancer patients treated with sequential intensity modulated radiation therapy

Combined BP (n = 136) Dmax (Gy) D5% (Gy) D10% (Gy) D15% (Gy) D20% (Gy) D25% (Gy) D30% (Gy)
Mean 66.54 63.85 62.46 60.17 59.48 58.23 56.91
Median 68.73 65.50 63.50 61.00 61.80 59.50 58.00
Maximum 78.74 78 77.5 77 76.50 76.00 75.5
Ipsilateral BP (n = 68) Dmax (Gy) D5% (Gy) D10% (Gy) D15% (Gy) D20% (Gy) D25% (Gy) D30% (Gy)
Mean 71.31 68.70 67.37 64.98 63.53 62.52 60.90
Median 72.96 69.50 68.50 66.25 63.50 63.50 62.25
Maximum 78.74 78 77.5 77 76.50 76.00 75.5
Contralateral BP (n = 68) Dmax (Gy) D5% (Gy) D10% (Gy) D15% (Gy) D20% (Gy) D25% (Gy) D30% (Gy)
Mean 61.77 59.07 57.78 55.60 55.03 53.87 53.04
Median 62.236 60.00 59.75 57.50 57.00 55.00 54.00
Maximum 76.16 75.00 74.40 74.00 73.90 73.50 73.00
  1. The dose delivered to a specified percent (5% or D5%, 10% or D10%, 15% or D15%, 20% or D20%, 25% or D25%, 30% or D30%) of BP in Gy was calculated for the mean, median and maximum doses to the combined, ipsilateral and contralateral BP.