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Radiother Oncol. 2010 Jul;96(1):100-3. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2010.04.014. Epub 2010 Apr 27.

Improved immobilization using an individual head support in head and neck cancer patients.

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  • 1Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


The benefits of a patient-specific head support, developed to improve immobilization during radiotherapy, were determined in head and neck cancer patients. Cone-beam CTs were registered to the planning CT in five regions. Compared to the standard head support, the individual head support decreased the systematic and random errors of the inter- and intrafraction displacements and reduced deformations.

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