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Table 5 Irradiation dose to esophagus:a Dose-volume

From: Accelerated hypofractionated three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3 Gy/fraction) combined with concurrent chemotherapy for patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer: preliminary results of an early terminated phase II trial

NO. V5 V10 V15 V20 V25 V30 V35 V40 V45 V50 V55 V60 V65 V69
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
1 9.93 1.31 0.52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 39.71 29.79 28.22 25.34 18.29 14.63 12.28 11.76 9.93 7.05 3.14 0 0 0
3 31.35 31.35 31.35 31.35 30.31 30.31 30.31 30.31 30.31 30.31 29 25.87 19.60 0.78
4 41.54 38.67 38.67 38.67 24.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 65.32 62.97 60.36 58.00 58.00 58.00 57.74 57.22 56.70 55.39 50.95 49.90 41.81 6.01
6 37.10 30.05 27.96 24.56 24.04 23.52 19.33 9.93 3.66 2.87 0 0 0 0
7 30.31 30.31 29.52 19.07 4.96 2.87 2.61 1.57 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 65.06 56.70 53.82 49.38 45.20 33.97 32.66 25.61 4.96 0.52 0 0 0 0
9 44.94 41.54 41.02 40.76 36.58 30.57 20.08 19.33 19.07 18.29 17.51 16.72 15.42 2.35
10 54.09 48.86 45.99 45.46 43.11 42.85 37.89 37.89 34.44 34.23 32.40 28.74 17.24 0
11 40.12 38.93 38.64 36.84 35.80 33.97 32.40 31.62 29.52 28.48 28.22 26.39 26.13 20.12
12 70.02 66.63 65.84 64.54 64.28 64.28 64.01 63.75 61.62 61.40 58.27 53.82 47.03 18.81
p 0.019 0.010 0.019 0.019 0.010 0.002 0.009 0.004 0.004 0.004 0.002 0.000 0.001 0.006
r b 0.661 0.710 0.661 0.661 0.710 0.786 0.711 0.760 0.764 0.764 0.787 0.862 0.810 0.737
  1. aThe cell values demonstrate the percent of total esophagus volume receiving a dose or greater than a certain dose. For example, “V50 = 29 %” demonstrated that the esophagus volume received 50Gy or more was 29 %
  2. br” refers to the correlation coefficient calculated by Spearman’s testing