Geometric Uncertainties in Radiotherapy by Bir Working Party, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Addendum to Geometric Uncertainties: Geometric Uncertainties in Radiotherapy: Defining the Planning Target Volume. Volunteers are sought to join a BIR. (known as the Van Herk method from here on). In , the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) published. ”Geometric Uncertainties in Radiotherapy: Defining the.

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Effectively, the EPIDs have become available in a large number of institutions for the sake of determining the set-up errors over previous years. The one exception is where there is significant lung involvement, where it is likely that uncertainties have now improved due to widespread use of more accurate heterogeneity models.

A generalized concept of equivalent uniform dose EUD. Sign up for new issue notifications. Gay HA,Niemierko A. Dosimetric impact of patient set-up errors on dose planning After having quantified the uncorrected set-up errors using MOSAIQ and EPID images, their dosimetric impact on the dose distributions was bie.

Statistical analysis of patient set-up errors Set-up errors are a combination of systematic and random errors.

The mean dose received on the spinal cord and brain stem decreased. Defining the Planning Target Volume.

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Doses received by the different OARs the spinal cord, brainstem, lens, right optic nerve and parotids were higher when calculation was performed without set-up errors corrections. Normal tissue complication probability. Set-up errors are a combination of systematic and random errors. Radiiotherapy former happens when we have the same deviation in the same direction for each fraction throughout the whole course of treatment, while random errors vary from day-to-day.


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Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Current achievements in oncology Rep Pract. In fact, this function radiotherpay selective optimization and reduction of the dose for the OARs.

Inclusion of geometrical uncertainties in radiotherapy treatment planning by means of coverage probability. They heard about the Annual Congress, which had been expanded to cover three different streams each day. A focal system Elekta Inc.

English View all editions and formats Rating: These two margins were uncertxinties to account for the radiotherapg uncertainties, they were considered as the optimal ones because they ensure that the prescribed dose is received by the targeted area with the least possible amount of irradiation to normal tissue. This expression overcomes the limitations of all survival models in order to generalize the application of EUD concept to normal structures and tumours.

A proposal for the reduction of systematic patient set-up errors with minimal portal imaging workload. Unfortunately, when set-up errors uncertaintifs and a PTV is surrounding the OARs, the dose distributions are not always uniform.

It radiothrapy be calculated individually for each patient and each direction xy and z and according to the number of PIs. It may be calculated individually for each patient and each direction, and it was denoted as:. Radiother Oncol ; British Institute of Radiology – Cookie Disclaimer. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author s and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.


This study was carried out on a sample of 20 patients treated for nasopharyngeal cancer between and in the radiation—oncology centre of HCA. Buy this article in print.

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Geometric uncertainties in radiotherapy : defining the planning target volume

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By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies. The results obtained for uncdrtainties studied OARs can be summarized as follows: Beam orientation selection for intensity-modulated radiation therapy based on target equivalent uniform dose maximization.

The quantification of set-up errors has a dosimetric and biological impact on the tumour and on the OARs.