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Cancer Radiother. 2009 Apr;13(2):108-13. doi: 10.1016/j.canrad.2008.12.003. Epub 2009 Feb 25.

[Dosimetric impact of the 2D motion of a platform simulating breathing during a dynamic mode treatment].

[Article in French]

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Pôle universitaire des portes du Jura, 4, place L.-Tharradin, BP 71 427, 25211 Montbéliard cedex, France.


Breathing-adapted techniques in external radiotherapy lead to the improvement of the taken into account of the tumour motion during the patient treatment. Indeed, this motion involves dosimetric uncertainties, in particular during a dynamic treatment (intensity-modulated radiation therapy, dynamic wedge...). As tumoral movement is complex and is carried out in various directions of space, a dynamic platform moving in one or two plans was conceived. This article approaches the technical aspects of design and functioning of this prototype. A study of the dosimetric effects of the respiratory movement on one and two plans during a dynamic treatment without gating will be presented. Films were irradiated while varying the rates with wedged fields at various speeds. The penumbra of beams were compared with the static case and appeared twice broader in the majority of the cases. The results highlighted the contributions of the longitudinal and the axial components of the motion on the form of the dose distribution. These results were completed with gamma index measurements to determine an internal margin. Moreover, this platform proves to be a promising tool for breathing-adapted treatment, in particularly to test the synchronisation of RPM system in fluoroscopic mode in board imaging system.

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