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June 1, 1940

A Topographic Atlas for X-Ray Therapy

JAMA. 1940;114(22):2244. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810220068031

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For successful radiation therapy, accurate representation of the diseased organ on the skin is a necessity. Carefully planned division and limitation of the fields are of the same importance as the thorough calculation of the dosage and of the amount of roentgens to be applied. The present atlas brings excellent illustrations of topographic anatomy as needed for proper settings in radiation therapy. Each drawing illustrates the organs to be treated and gives the relationship to their topographic landmarks as seen in projection on the skin. The exact placement of the cone completes the impressive illustration. Other photographs are added to show the lymphatic drainage of various organs most commonly affected in cancer which should be included in radiation therapy. In cases in which various methods of settings are used, as for instance in the treatment of carcinoma of the breast, the author illustrates various technics. The experienced authors did not

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