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Title: Total skin electron beam therapy using an inclinable couch on motorized table and a compensating filter

Total skin electron beam is a specialized technique that involves irradiating the entire skin from the skin surface to only a few millimetres in depth. In the Stanford technique, the patient is in a standing position and six different directional positions are used during treatment. Our technique uses large electron beams in six directions with an inclinable couch on motorized table and a compensating filter was also used to spread the electron beam and move its intensity peak. Dose uniformity measurements were performed using Gafchromic films which indicated that the surface dose was 2.04 ± 0.05 Gy. This technique can ensure the dose reproducibility because the patient is fixed in place using an inclinable couch on a motorized table.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Radiological Sciences, Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Science, Amimachi, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki (Japan)
  2. Department of Radiology, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Tsukuba city, Ibaraki (Japan)
  3. Proton Medical Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba city, Ibaraki (Japan)
  4. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba city, Ibaraki (Japan)
  5. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308812
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ELECTRON BEAMS; FILMS; FILTERS; PATIENTS; RADIATION DOSES; THERAPY