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Table 2 The comparison of the Paddick Conformity Index (PCI) and uniformity index (UI) in different portions of the torso with different techniques and in the clinical application of SIB-HEARTS

From: Simultaneous integrated boost with helical arc radiotherapy of total skin (HEARTS) to treat cutaneous manifestations of advanced, therapy-refractory cutaneous lymphoma and leukemia - dosimetry comparison of different regimens and clinical application

  Head Chest Abdomen Pelvis&upper thigh
PCI UI PCI UI PCI UI PCI UI
Planning comparison
 HITS 0.70 1.12 0.73 1.12 0.72 1.08 0.72 1.12
 HEARTS 0.65 1.16 0.71 1.12 0.70 1.08 0.70 1.15
 Low-dose HEARTS 0.66 1.12 0.72 1.12 0.69 1.11 0.70 1.13
 SIB-HEARTS (25/12Gy) 0.63 1.38 0.70 1.25 0.66 1.25 0.68 1.31
Clinical application
 SIB-HEARTS (21/15 Gy) 0.67 1.20 0.59 1.35 0.61 1.31 0.69 1.23
  1. Abbreviation: HEARTS Helical arc radiotherapy of the total skin, HITS Helical irradiation of the total skin, SIB Simultaneous integrated boost