BioMed Research International / 2013 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

The Treatment Outcome and Radiation-Induced Toxicity for Patients with Head and Neck Carcinoma in the IMRT Era: A Systematic Review with Dosimetric and Clinical Parameters

Figure 2

Comparative descriptive analysis of mean dose to parotids and mean xerostomia score stratified by RT technique. A significant difference was noted between the IMRT and conventional technique for both doses to parotids ( ) and xerostomia ( ). The related scale referring to the -axis either right or left is presenting the dose to the parotids and the xerostomia score, respectively. Data were available from twenty published trials.

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