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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) at the Royal Marsden Hospital London was introduced in July 2001. Treatment delivery was dynamic using a single-phase technique. Concerns were raised regarding increased clinical workload due to introduction of new technology. The potential increased use of resources was assessed. PATIENTS AND(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare conventional radiotherapy with parotid gland-sparing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using the PARSPORT trial. The validity of such a trial depends on the radiotherapy planning and delivery meeting a defined standard across all centres. At the outset, many of the centres had little or no experience of(More)
A significant number of adult pre- menopausal women are offered pelvic radical radiotherapy as part of the management of their malignancy. Advances in human reproductive research are making pregnancy a possibility for these women, but ovarian function, however, is not the only requirement for establishing and maintaining a pregnancy that will result in the(More)
This paper discusses the introduction of mechanisms to adapt commercial powered wheelchairs in order to facilitate its driving by quadriplegic people with reduced strength. Several models of operation are proposed and the most promising, at the moment, called legacy adapted mode, is detailed. A part of the formal operation model is presented. The model is(More)
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