Henk de Vroome

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Total skin irradiation with fast electrons (4 MeV, 3,500 rad) was applied in 10 cases of histologically proven mycosis fungoides without any signs of internal dissemination. The technique is described. Complete disappearance of both lesions and symptoms occurred in all patients after treatment. However, half of the patients relapsed after the initial(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It is estimated that one third of the institutes applying clinical beta sources does not perform independent dosimetry. The Netherlands commission on radiation dosimetry (NCS) recently published recommended quality control procedures and detectors for the dosimetry of beta sources. The main issues of NCS Report 14 are summarized here.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To update our results of the treatment of uveal melanomas using ruthenium applicators in 49 patients treated with graded doses and subsequently in 52 patients with maximal scleral doses of 800 Gy and an effective top dose of at least 160 Gy. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and one patients were treated with brachytherapy only, in(More)
A device is described in which spontaneous motor activity of animals can be measured quantitatively in a capacitance field. By using multilevel detection in a homogeneous field the motions of the animals can be categorised according to their amplitudes and irrespective of the position of the animal in the cage. The effects of lithium ions, methamphetamine(More)
The follow-up results are presented for the radiotherapeutic treatment of 49 patients with uveal eye melanoma using ruthenium-106 (106Ru/106Rh) applicators. Graded doses were applied and the degree of regression was found to be correlated with the dose at the top of the tumour. Complete regression is found in 66% of the patients treated with a top dose(More)
Forty patients with the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides) were treated with total skin electron beam irradiation. The total follow-up period was up to 116 months (median 57.5 months). The patients were irradiated with a total dose of 35 Gy over 10 weeks, using the six-field technique. Ten of these patients had lymph node involvement and were(More)
Seventy-four patients presenting between 1978 and 1989 with carcinoma of the uterine cervix were analysed to compare our results with the published literature, especially with regard to the pelvic failure rate and radiation toxicity. Overall 5-year survival reached 41%. Overall 2-year survival rate for Stage IIB was 85% and Stage IIIB was 32%. For Stage IIB(More)
In this review, different techniques of total body irradiation are discussed with special attention to their advantages and disadvantages. The results of an EBMT questionnaire, which was sent out to the European TBI centres, are also presented. It turned out that there exists a great variety in techniques, total doses, and fractionation schedules used all(More)