High technology to simplify the planning and delivery of radiotherapy.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99763
Title:
High technology to simplify the planning and delivery of radiotherapy.
Authors:
Hounsell, Alan R; Marrs, Julie E; Moore, Christopher J; Sharrock, Phillip J; Shaw, A J; Wilkinson, James M; Williams, Peter C
Abstract:
Two techniques for the automatic selection of individual leaf positions of a Philips multi-leaf collimator are described. Target volumes are identified either on simulator images or on cross-sectional images from CT or MR scanners. The setting of each leaf is computed to position the beam edge to cover the target with an appropriate, user defined, margin. An important consideration in the development of the system was its robustness and so the applications initially implemented have been relatively simple, comprising single field, parallel opposed fields and coplanar 4 field box techniques. Attention has been paid to the overall integrity of the planning and treatment delivery process. Before treatment commences, the beam shapes, which have been generated by the computer and transferred to the MLC control computer over a local area network, are checked against a printed template representing each beam. All data used for planning is archived and is accessible for review or, if necessary, for treatment modification.
Affiliation:
North Western Medical Physics Department, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
High technology to simplify the planning and delivery of radiotherapy. 1993, 29 (2):192-6 Radiother Oncol
Journal:
Radiotherapy and Oncology
Issue Date:
Nov-1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99763
DOI:
10.1016/0167-8140(93)90246-5
PubMed ID:
8310145
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0167-8140
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorHounsell, Alan Ren
dc.contributor.authorMarrs, Julie Een
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Christopher Jen
dc.contributor.authorSharrock, Phillip Jen
dc.contributor.authorShaw, A Jen
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, James Men
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Peter Cen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-24T15:42:22Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-24T15:42:22Z-
dc.date.issued1993-11-
dc.identifier.citationHigh technology to simplify the planning and delivery of radiotherapy. 1993, 29 (2):192-6 Radiother Oncolen
dc.identifier.issn0167-8140-
dc.identifier.pmid8310145-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0167-8140(93)90246-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/99763-
dc.description.abstractTwo techniques for the automatic selection of individual leaf positions of a Philips multi-leaf collimator are described. Target volumes are identified either on simulator images or on cross-sectional images from CT or MR scanners. The setting of each leaf is computed to position the beam edge to cover the target with an appropriate, user defined, margin. An important consideration in the development of the system was its robustness and so the applications initially implemented have been relatively simple, comprising single field, parallel opposed fields and coplanar 4 field box techniques. Attention has been paid to the overall integrity of the planning and treatment delivery process. Before treatment commences, the beam shapes, which have been generated by the computer and transferred to the MLC control computer over a local area network, are checked against a printed template representing each beam. All data used for planning is archived and is accessible for review or, if necessary, for treatment modification.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleHigh technology to simplify the planning and delivery of radiotherapy.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNorth Western Medical Physics Department, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalRadiotherapy and Oncologyen

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