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Table 2 The summary of the quantitative analysis of the OARs sparing for the entire evaluation group for each 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 Heart Ipsilateral lung Contralateral breast Contralateral lung
V5 (%) V20 (%) V30 (%) Mean dose (Gy) V5 (%) V20 (%) V30 (%) Mean dose (Gy) Mean dose (Gy) Mean dose (Gy)
Beginner planner A Manual plan 39.80 10.89 5.73 7.50 58.13 18.42 12.09 11.60 0.43 0.20
KBP plan 36.87 7.49 4.23 6.62 51.56 16.59 11.15 11.43 0.47 0.20
p value 0.002 <0.0001 0.001 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.001 0.01 0.33 0.32 0.95
Beginner planner B Manual plan 39.37 11.28 6.03 7.52 58.15 18.31 12.12 11.85 0.47 0.20
KBP plan 37.73 7.80 4.13 6.63 53.46 16.21 10.52 11.47 0.48 0.16
p value 0.30 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 0.01 0.002 0.004 0.21 0.20 0.06
Junior planner A Manual plan 36.46 10.25 5.33 6.99 52.3 19.16 12.82 11.70 0.49 0.17
KBP plan 33.85 9.73 5.30 6.61 50.52 18.88 12.49 11.51 0.43 0.17
p value <0.0001 0.04 0.87 <0.0001 0.03 0.32 0.44 0.41 0.18 0.17
Junior planner B Manual plan 35.36 10.41 5.54 7.00 53.75 18.56 11.94 11.78 0.41 0.17
KBP plan 34.63 9.63 5.20 6.6 51.92 17.98 11.75 11.41 0.41 0.17
p value 0.23 0.02 0.04 <0.0001 0.02 0.10 0.42 0.05 0.88 0.82
Senior planner A Manual plan 36.58 8.00 4.53 6.72 53.76 18.51 12.76 11.79 0.46 0.22
KBP plan 37.80 7.76 4.64 6.63 54.42 18.63 12.73 11.94 0.47 0.19
p value 0.06 0.23 0.41 0.14 0.39 0.70 0.91 0.48 0.24 0.27
Senior planner B Manual plan 36.78 7.98 4.59 6.70 54.07 17.97 12.16 11.74 0.47 0.21
KBP plan 37.00 7.74 4.58 6.55 54.32 17.8 12.07 11.73 0.47 0.19
p value 0.71 0.40 0.90 0.02 0.77 0.60 0.68 0.98 0.70 0.15
  1. Data shown are the averages of the respective parameters for the 10 patients