Heinz D Böttcher

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BACKGROUND No standard treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) is defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS Within a multi-centre, randomised phase II trial, 95 patients with LAPC were assigned to three different chemoradiotherapy (CRT) regimens: patients received conventionally fractionated radiotherapy of 50 Gy and were randomised to concurrent(More)
OBJECT The limiting factor affecting accuracy during gamma knife surgery is image quality. The new generation of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging units with field strength up to 3 teslas promise superior image quality for anatomical resolution and contrast. There are, however, questions about chemical shifts or susceptibility effects, which are the subject(More)
OBJECT The purpose of the paper is to describe a workable three-dimensional dosimetry system for use in quality assurance programs of departments in which radiosurgery is performed. METHODS A system was developed on the basis of radiochromatic films. The experimental findings of the measured dose distributions for small complex-shaped targets, within a(More)
The new DIN ('Deutsche Industrie-Norm') 6875-1, which is currently being finalised, deals with quality assurance (QA) criteria and tests methods for linear accelerator and Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy including treatment planning, stereotactic frame and stereotactic imaging and a system test to check the whole chain of uncertainties.(More)
BACKGROUND Most complications of radiosurgery occur after 6-12 months and some long term complications up to after 5-10 years. Although severe, immediate side effects are rare, we report a patient who shows that this possibility should be taken into account when large volumes are treated especially in the posterior fossa. CASE REPORT A patient was treated(More)
When metal clips and venous catheters have been used the computerized tomography shows artifacts, which make it computerized tomography shows artifacts, which make it difficult to have a reliable and accurate diagnosis, because the X- raying of the metal clips and the venous catheter gives radiating lines, so called streaking. We have tested new materials(More)
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