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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/79033
Title:
IMRT: delivery techniques and quality assurance.
Authors:
Williams, Peter C
Abstract:
Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is a major development in the delivery of radiation therapy that has the potential to improve patient outcome by reducing morbidity or increasing local tumour control. Delivery techniques include those based on purpose built devices and treatment machines together with those utilizing the capabilities of computer controlled multileaf collimators which are more widely available. The complexity of IMRT techniques demands a high level of quality control both in the operation of the equipment and in the delivery of treatment to individual patients. The purpose of this paper is therefore to review the techniques available, concentrating on the use of multileaf collimators, and to consider the necessary quality control requirements for clinical application. It demonstrates that the technology is mature and sufficiently well understood so that IMRT can be safely implemented in the general clinical environment rather than being limited to application in the research environment.
Affiliation:
North Western Medical Physics, Christie Hospital, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.
Citation:
IMRT: delivery techniques and quality assurance. 2003, 76 (911):766-76 Br J Radiol
Journal:
The British Journal of Radiology
Issue Date:
Nov-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/79033
DOI:
10.1259/bjr/12907222
PubMed ID:
14623777
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-1285
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Peter C-
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-28T08:32:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-28T08:32:24Z-
dc.date.issued2003-11-
dc.identifier.citationIMRT: delivery techniques and quality assurance. 2003, 76 (911):766-76 Br J Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn0007-1285-
dc.identifier.pmid14623777-
dc.identifier.doi10.1259/bjr/12907222-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/79033-
dc.description.abstractIntensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is a major development in the delivery of radiation therapy that has the potential to improve patient outcome by reducing morbidity or increasing local tumour control. Delivery techniques include those based on purpose built devices and treatment machines together with those utilizing the capabilities of computer controlled multileaf collimators which are more widely available. The complexity of IMRT techniques demands a high level of quality control both in the operation of the equipment and in the delivery of treatment to individual patients. The purpose of this paper is therefore to review the techniques available, concentrating on the use of multileaf collimators, and to consider the necessary quality control requirements for clinical application. It demonstrates that the technology is mature and sufficiently well understood so that IMRT can be safely implemented in the general clinical environment rather than being limited to application in the research environment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshQuality Assurance, Health Care-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy Dosage-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy, Conformal-
dc.subject.meshTechnology, Medical-
dc.titleIMRT: delivery techniques and quality assurance.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNorth Western Medical Physics, Christie Hospital, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of Radiologyen

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