The project will create a tool that allows doctors to decide whether a patient is a good candidate for partial than whole breast radiation. This will be based on criteria developed by 4 different organizations:
1- American society of therapeutic radiology
2- American brachytherapy society
3- American society of breast surgeons
4- My own criteria
These are short tables that include less than 8 variable that help with the decision tree. The output falls into 2-4 categories: Optimal, suitable, unsuitable or cautionary.
The 3 tables on pge 991 of this study will give you an idea of the criteria.