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Vol 71, No 4 (2021)
Brief communication
Published online: 2021-08-18
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Lung volume irradiation procedures in patients with pneumonia during COVID-19 infection – physical aspects of treatment planning and dosimetry

Krzysztof Ślosarek, Adam Gądek, Łukasz Sroka, Łukasz Dolla, Andrzej Biały, Michał Radwan, Dawid Bodusz, Michał Nachlik, Tomasz Rutkowski, Jerzy Jaroszewicz
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2021.0042
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2021;71(4):238-242.

open access

Vol 71, No 4 (2021)
COVID-19
Published online: 2021-08-18

Abstract

Introduction. The paper presents an original, used in our Institute, method of lung volume irradiation in patients with pneumonia during COVID-19 infection.

Material and methods. Procedures such as the simulation of treatment and radiotherapy are performed in a treatment room. Real time radiation treatment planning is realized as 2D planning (Irreg Planning VMS) in a separate room, and the 3D (eclipse VMS) dose distribution is calculated after the treatment. During radiation exposure, a fluence map is measured.

Results. A method of irradiating the lungs of patients with COVID-19 was developed, which allows to shorten the time the patient is on the treatment table and minimize contacts between the patient and staff.

Conclusions. The presented procedure made it possible to minimize the time of patient’s stay in the radiotherapy department and at the same time, it retains all the required quality assurance procedures in radiotherapy treatment.

Abstract

Introduction. The paper presents an original, used in our Institute, method of lung volume irradiation in patients with pneumonia during COVID-19 infection.

Material and methods. Procedures such as the simulation of treatment and radiotherapy are performed in a treatment room. Real time radiation treatment planning is realized as 2D planning (Irreg Planning VMS) in a separate room, and the 3D (eclipse VMS) dose distribution is calculated after the treatment. During radiation exposure, a fluence map is measured.

Results. A method of irradiating the lungs of patients with COVID-19 was developed, which allows to shorten the time the patient is on the treatment table and minimize contacts between the patient and staff.

Conclusions. The presented procedure made it possible to minimize the time of patient’s stay in the radiotherapy department and at the same time, it retains all the required quality assurance procedures in radiotherapy treatment.

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Keywords

COVID-19; cone beam computed tomography; 2D and 3D treatment planning; a fluence map

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Title

Lung volume irradiation procedures in patients with pneumonia during COVID-19 infection – physical aspects of treatment planning and dosimetry

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 71, No 4 (2021)

Article type

Brief communication

Pages

238-242

Published online

2021-08-18

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2021.0042

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2021;71(4):238-242.

Keywords

COVID-19
cone beam computed tomography
2D and 3D treatment planning
a fluence map

Authors

Krzysztof Ślosarek
Adam Gądek
Łukasz Sroka
Łukasz Dolla
Andrzej Biały
Michał Radwan
Dawid Bodusz
Michał Nachlik
Tomasz Rutkowski
Jerzy Jaroszewicz

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