Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
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.

Author information

  • 1Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. A.Houweling@umcutrecht.nl

Abstract

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.

Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

PMID:
20430462
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk