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Feasibility of IMRT Modulation to Account for Scattered Radiation From Dental Fillings in Head and Neck Cancer

The main objective of this study is to determine the feasibility of optimizing the IMRT treatment plan based on dosimeter measurements of mucosal radiation dose adjacent to the dental fillings to reduce such dose to < 35 Gy without compromising tumor coverage and/or increasing the dose to the remaining oral cavity or nearby parotid glands.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Varian Medical Systems

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Radiation: Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy




Inclusion Criteria:

   - Patients with HNC undergoing radiation therapy +/- chemotherapy at Stanford University

   - At least 18 years old

   - Metallic filling present

   - Planned radiation dose to the tumor > 60 Gy at 1.8 to 2.2 Gy/fx

   - Able to understand and sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Pregnant

   - Nursing

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305