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Simulation and radiation treatment in external radiotherapy

Abstract

It is well known that in order to obtain a uniform dose in the treated volume as defined in ICRU 50, there should be a 10% maximum difference between maximum and minimum dose values in treatment planning. Clinical target volume (CTV) should be related to external areas of body sections where tumour is located. These areas are important because different radiation beams enter through them. Therefore, verification of the planning target volume (PTV) through the external areas is highly significant. In this work we point out the importance of controlling that PTV is irradiated as planned considering some error sources usually found in radiotherapy practice with equipment that has been intensively used for a long time. Moreover, I think this experience will be helpful for those centers around the world where radiation treatment is carried out with reconditioned units. (author).
Authors:
Singer, E [1] 
  1. Mevaterapia Medical Center, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-896; CONF-940864-
Reference Number:
SCA: 550603; PA: AIX-28:018209; EDB-97:029519; SN: 97001735904
Resource Relation:
Conference: Interregional seminar on radiotherapy dosimetry: radiation dose in radiotherapy from prescription to delivery, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 27-30 Aug 1994; Other Information: PBD: Aug 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Radiation dose in radiotherapy from prescription to delivery; PB: 293 p.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; RADIOTHERAPY; HUMAN FACTORS; SIMULATION; ACCURACY; EQUIPMENT; EXTERNAL IRRADIATION; PLANNING; QUALITY CONTROL; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION HAZARDS
OSTI ID:
429945
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE97614216; TRN: XA9642849018209
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97614216
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 101-105
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Singer, E. Simulation and radiation treatment in external radiotherapy. IAEA: N. p., 1996. Web.
Singer, E. Simulation and radiation treatment in external radiotherapy. IAEA.
Singer, E. 1996. "Simulation and radiation treatment in external radiotherapy." IAEA.
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title = {Simulation and radiation treatment in external radiotherapy}
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place = {IAEA}
year = {1996}
month = {Aug}
}