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Vol 67, No 6 (2017)
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Published online: 2018-05-23
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Is AIO belly board device advantageous in all rectal cancer patients

Dominika Hempel, Joanna Mandrosz, Marek Z. Wojtukiewicz, Tomasz Filipowski, Ewa Sierko
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2017.0056
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2017;67(6):342-348.

open access

Vol 67, No 6 (2017)
Original article
Published online: 2018-05-23

Abstract

Purpose.
To compare the prone position on a flat table vs an “All in one” belly board device (AIO BBD) in rectal cancer patients (RCPs).
Material and methods.
Fifteen RCPs scheduled for irradiation were scanned in the two evaluated positions. After tomography, they completed a questionnaire concerning positioning. The dose-volume histograms (DVHs) for the small bowel and bladder were compared for both immobilization methods and setup accuracy was analyzed in electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) and X-ray volume imaging (XVI) procedures.
Results.
AIO BBD was accepted by the majority of RCPs and provided better DVHs for the small bowel than the prone position on a flat table. The setup reproducibility was within tolerance limit for patients with BMI ≤ 29 kg/m2. Patients with obesity regarded AIO BBD as uncomfortable and they presented mean setup shifts out of the tolerance limit in the Y axis — 5.9 mm.
Conclusions. The AIO BBD should be recommended for RCPs, especially for those with BMI ≤ 29 kg/m2.

Abstract

Purpose.
To compare the prone position on a flat table vs an “All in one” belly board device (AIO BBD) in rectal cancer patients (RCPs).
Material and methods.
Fifteen RCPs scheduled for irradiation were scanned in the two evaluated positions. After tomography, they completed a questionnaire concerning positioning. The dose-volume histograms (DVHs) for the small bowel and bladder were compared for both immobilization methods and setup accuracy was analyzed in electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) and X-ray volume imaging (XVI) procedures.
Results.
AIO BBD was accepted by the majority of RCPs and provided better DVHs for the small bowel than the prone position on a flat table. The setup reproducibility was within tolerance limit for patients with BMI ≤ 29 kg/m2. Patients with obesity regarded AIO BBD as uncomfortable and they presented mean setup shifts out of the tolerance limit in the Y axis — 5.9 mm.
Conclusions. The AIO BBD should be recommended for RCPs, especially for those with BMI ≤ 29 kg/m2.

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Keywords

rectal cancer, AIO belly board device, small bowel exposure, setup shifts

About this article
Title

Is AIO belly board device advantageous in all rectal cancer patients

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 67, No 6 (2017)

Article type

Research paper (original)

Pages

342-348

Published online

2018-05-23

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2017.0056

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2017;67(6):342-348.

Keywords

rectal cancer
AIO belly board device
small bowel exposure
setup shifts

Authors

Dominika Hempel
Joanna Mandrosz
Marek Z. Wojtukiewicz
Tomasz Filipowski
Ewa Sierko

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