Vol. 2, 2017

Original research papers

Medical Physics

SPECIFIC APPROACHES TO PLANNING OF PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY BRAIN TUMORS USING THE TOMOTHERAPY PLANNING SYSTEM

S. P. Odarchenko, M. B. Gumeniuk, K. V. Gumeniuk, O. V. Zinvaliuk, D. S. Sinchuk

Pages: 167-172

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2017.34

Nowadays only several medical centers of Ukraine are equipped with special linear accelerators for treating patients using Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), apart from 3DCRT methods. Sequential (SEQ) and Simultaneous Integrated Boost (SIB) are common IMRT techniques for whole brain irradiation and metastasis treatment using TomoTherapy system TomoHD. The radiotherapy system, mentioned above, is innovation for oncological diseases treatment in Ukraine as well as in post Soviet Union countries in general. Thus, one of main goals of the work is to define the quality of different therapeutic plans, to identify and describe the main features of treatment plans preparation and creating and to describe some specific approaches for SIB and SEQ techniques in planning of patients with brain tumors using the TomoTherapy Planning System.
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