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Stereotactic body radiation therapy for liver metastasis – The linac-based Greater Poland Cancer Centre practice

Magdalena Fundowicz, Marta Adamczyk, Anna Kołodziej-Dybaś
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2017.02.008
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2017;22(2):158-162.

open access

Vol 22, No 2 (2017)
Special Issue Papers
Published online: 2017-03-01
Submitted: 2016-02-26

Abstract

Aim

The main purpose of this work is to give a technical description and present the properties of the liver SBRT protocol implemented in the Greater Poland Cancer Centre (GPCC) in Poznan, Poland.

Background

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for liver metastasis is a non-invasive therapeutic option which enables irradiation of a small target in the body with a high dose.

Materials and methods

This study presents details of our linac-based liver SBRT protocol. Special emphasis has been placed on fiducial implantation, patient preparation (CT scanning, immobilization), treatment planning, and its implementation.

Results

The liver SBRT treatment course implemented in the GPCC consists of three fractions to deliver a total of 45[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy. Fraction delivery details with description of patient positioning (localization of liver metastasis) are presented below.

Conclusions

The literature validation of the assumptions concerning the steps of the GPCC linac-based liver SBRT procedure show their potential for an effective and patient friendly implementation.

Abstract

Aim

The main purpose of this work is to give a technical description and present the properties of the liver SBRT protocol implemented in the Greater Poland Cancer Centre (GPCC) in Poznan, Poland.

Background

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for liver metastasis is a non-invasive therapeutic option which enables irradiation of a small target in the body with a high dose.

Materials and methods

This study presents details of our linac-based liver SBRT protocol. Special emphasis has been placed on fiducial implantation, patient preparation (CT scanning, immobilization), treatment planning, and its implementation.

Results

The liver SBRT treatment course implemented in the GPCC consists of three fractions to deliver a total of 45[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]Gy. Fraction delivery details with description of patient positioning (localization of liver metastasis) are presented below.

Conclusions

The literature validation of the assumptions concerning the steps of the GPCC linac-based liver SBRT procedure show their potential for an effective and patient friendly implementation.

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Keywords

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT); Liver metastases; Fiducial markers

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Title

Stereotactic body radiation therapy for liver metastasis – The linac-based Greater Poland Cancer Centre practice

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 22, No 2 (2017)

Pages

158-162

Published online

2017-03-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2017.02.008

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2017;22(2):158-162.

Keywords

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
Liver metastases
Fiducial markers

Authors

Magdalena Fundowicz
Marta Adamczyk
Anna Kołodziej-Dybaś

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