Commentary on "The Feasibility of Hybrid IMRT treatment planning for Left sided Chest wall irradiation: A Comparative Treatment Planning Study"

Document Type : Letter to the Editor


Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Guwahati


With great interest, we read the article “The Feasibility of Hybrid IMRT treatment planning for Left-sided Chest wall irradiation: A Comparative Treatment Planning Study” by Haldar S et al. (1). We appreciate the interesting observations and their conclusion. However, there are some issues to be further clarified.

First, the authors stated that the selected patients had left breast carcinoma with supraclavicular (SCF) or axillary lymph node involvement. However, they did not specify clearly whether the patients had breast with SCF involvement, breast with axilla involvement, or breast with both SCF and axilla involvement. It would have been better if the authors had provided more detailed information regarding the primary diagnosis of the selected patients. This is important to know as the treatment volume will differ in different groups and whether the results obtained in the study will remain valid for any of the patient groups.

Secondly, the volume of the right lung and left lung mentioned in the text are 963.14 ± 175.16 cc and 871.25 ± 171.57 cc, respectively. This contradicts the volumes mentioned in Table 2 for the contralateral lung and ipsilateral lung. This may be a typographical error, and the authors may have inadvertently switched the values for the right and left lung volumes.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 10 May 2023
  • Receive Date: 25 April 2023
  • Revise Date: 09 May 2023
  • Accept Date: 10 May 2023