An inverse approach to dose painting

Dose-painting is usually implemented by delivering increased dose to radioresistant regions. But according to Ala Yaromina from MAASTRO in the Netherlands, in some cases, the opposite may hold true. Speaking at the 3rd Symposium on Small Animal Precision Image-Guided Radiotherapy, held last month in Ghent, Belgium, Yaromina described conventional dose painting and introduced a new approach: “inverse dose painting”.