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Table 1 The detailed statistical analysis of the PTV coverage and CN for the entire evaluation group divided per planner

From: Is it possible for knowledge-based planning to improve intensity modulated radiation therapy plan quality for planners with different planning experiences in left-sided breast cancer patients?

Planner Plan PTVboost PTVelective
D98% (Gy) D2% (Gy) CN D98% (Gy) D2% (Gy) CN
Beginner planner A Manual plan 59.54 63.77 0.70 45.39 57.69 0.65
KBP plan 59.45 63.95 0.72 45.37 57.86 0.66
p value 0.06 0.20 0.07 0.79 0.39 0.38
Beginner planner B Manual plan 59.43 63.79 0.73 45.81 57.75 0.65
KBP plan 59.38 64.16 0.73 45.66 57.35 0.70
p value 0.52 0.13 0.38 0.40 0.33 0.05
Junior planner A Manual plan 59.35 65.24 0.74 45.15 56.88 0.69
KBP plan 59.19 65.34 0.73 45.09 56.85 0.68
p value 0.24 0.82 0.14 0.72 0.91 0.20
Junior planner B Manual plan 59.53 63.63 0.74 44.95 58 0.69
KBP plan 59.33 63.53 0.73 44.55 58.39 0.69
p value 0.17 0.55 0.44 0.05 0.16 0.88
Senior planner A Manual plan 59.43 64.57 0.77 45.85 57.4 0.68
KBP plan 59.44 64.91 0.75 45.91 58.12 0.69
p value 0.86 0.07 0.06 0.76 0.11 0.17
Senior planner B Manual plan 59.42 64.85 0.72 45.92 57.18 0.70
KBP plan 59.43 64.06 0.74 46.14 57.94 0.70
p value 0.93 0.08 0.23 0.08 0.05 0.37
  1. Data shown are the averages of the respective parameters for the 10 patients