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37 Advancing the art.-A renaissance in IMRT

C.P. Hoeppner, - Siemens
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(99)70078-7
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 1999;4(4):142.

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Vol 4, No 4 (1999)
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The goals of conformal radiotherapy are achieved using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.

Different techniques as well as considerations to decide about the technique are reviewed. Technical requirements for these techniques are a combination of an automated treatment delivery system a double focussed 3D-MLC an intuitive graphical user interface allowing full verification and documentation. To assure a correct and effective treatment delivery effects like tongue and groove, matchline, leakage and scatter are taken into account.

Treatment time is an important factor and tools to optimize the efficiency of treatment delivery are presented. IMRT is clinically possible within the time slot needed in conformal therapy today. This is not a special procedure but can be clinical routine to benefit many cancer patients. Dose escalation is possible without further increasing the dose to critical structures. Conformal avoidance may allow additional radiotherapy to patients within recurrencies after previous radiotherapy.

Inversetreatment planning may be part of managing IMRT. A Therapy Information systems is needed to manage the data for this treatment technique. A complete solution for IMRT is presented including clinical results from various centers around the world.

Abstract

The goals of conformal radiotherapy are achieved using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.

Different techniques as well as considerations to decide about the technique are reviewed. Technical requirements for these techniques are a combination of an automated treatment delivery system a double focussed 3D-MLC an intuitive graphical user interface allowing full verification and documentation. To assure a correct and effective treatment delivery effects like tongue and groove, matchline, leakage and scatter are taken into account.

Treatment time is an important factor and tools to optimize the efficiency of treatment delivery are presented. IMRT is clinically possible within the time slot needed in conformal therapy today. This is not a special procedure but can be clinical routine to benefit many cancer patients. Dose escalation is possible without further increasing the dose to critical structures. Conformal avoidance may allow additional radiotherapy to patients within recurrencies after previous radiotherapy.

Inversetreatment planning may be part of managing IMRT. A Therapy Information systems is needed to manage the data for this treatment technique. A complete solution for IMRT is presented including clinical results from various centers around the world.

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Title

37 Advancing the art.-A renaissance in IMRT

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 4, No 4 (1999)

Pages

142

Published online

1999-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(99)70078-7

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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 1999;4(4):142.

Authors

C.P. Hoeppner
- Siemens

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