Investigation of dose homogeneity in paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms for a simple total body irradiation technique.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/85460
Title:
Investigation of dose homogeneity in paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms for a simple total body irradiation technique.
Authors:
Vollans, S E; Perrin, Bruce A; Wilkinson, James M; Gattamaneni, Rao; Deakin, David P
Abstract:
The technique for treating total body irradiation patients used at the centre involves no compensation for the inhomogeneity of patient shape. Dose is prescribed to the lung, and monitor units are derived from standard data depending on the external dimensions of the patient at nipple level. Dose measurements were made during standard treatments on three paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms representing children of 5, 10 and 15 years of age. The results confirmed that the measured dose to the lung was within 4% of the prescribed dose, and dose homogeneity was within +/- 5%, excluding the neck, where the higher measured doses were still within tissue tolerance.
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Oncology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Investigation of dose homogeneity in paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms for a simple total body irradiation technique. 2000, 73 (867):317-21 Br J Radiol
Journal:
The British Journal of Radiology
Issue Date:
Mar-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/85460
PubMed ID:
10817050
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-1285
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorVollans, S Een
dc.contributor.authorPerrin, Bruce Aen
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, James Men
dc.contributor.authorGattamaneni, Raoen
dc.contributor.authorDeakin, David Pen
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-05T15:11:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-05T15:11:04Z-
dc.date.issued2000-03-
dc.identifier.citationInvestigation of dose homogeneity in paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms for a simple total body irradiation technique. 2000, 73 (867):317-21 Br J Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn0007-1285-
dc.identifier.pmid10817050-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/85460-
dc.description.abstractThe technique for treating total body irradiation patients used at the centre involves no compensation for the inhomogeneity of patient shape. Dose is prescribed to the lung, and monitor units are derived from standard data depending on the external dimensions of the patient at nipple level. Dose measurements were made during standard treatments on three paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms representing children of 5, 10 and 15 years of age. The results confirmed that the measured dose to the lung was within 4% of the prescribed dose, and dose homogeneity was within +/- 5%, excluding the neck, where the higher measured doses were still within tissue tolerance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPhantoms, Imaging-
dc.subject.meshRadiometry-
dc.subject.meshWhole-Body Irradiation-
dc.titleInvestigation of dose homogeneity in paediatric anthropomorphic phantoms for a simple total body irradiation technique.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Oncology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal of Radiologyen

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