The clinical application of dynamic shielding and imaging in moving table total body irradiation

Lech Papiez, Joseph Montebello, Colleen DesRosiers, Ewa Papiez

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Abstract

The moving table technique for total body irradiation (MTT TBI) has some advantages in regard to dose homogeneity, patient positioning and comfort. However, divergence of the radiation field coupled with patient motion necessitates corresponding motion of the shielding blocks and verification film so that penumbra is minimized. MTT TBI system is presented, together with dose calculations, incorporating moving trays for shields and film to ensure dose delivery with minimal penumbra of the blocked field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999

Keywords

  • Dynamic shielding and imaging
  • Moving table technique
  • Total body irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology

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