Tharmar Ganesh

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PURPOSE This study was mainly framed to study the difference in tumor volumes as seen on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) and their significance in planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients with brain tumor of different diagnoses who underwent stereotactic radiotherapy were included in this study. CT and MR imaging was done(More)
PURPOSE The factors influencing early complications following Gamma Knife radiosurgery have not been definitely established. We report a prospective study evaluating the incidence of early complications (occurring within 3 months of radiosurgery) and various factors associated with early complications following stereotactic Gamma Knife radiosurgery for(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to establish whether radiation treatment planning using MRI alone could replace CT-based planning for brain tumors while retaining the dosimetric accuracy. This would help to provide a single imaging modality for both target delineation as well as treatment planning, thus saving time and resources. METHODS Twenty-five(More)
Despite improvement in the diagnostic modalities, surgical technique, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, mortality and morbidity due to carcinoma esophagus continues to be dismal. Combination of external and intraluminal radio therapy (ILRT) has emerged as a powerful and promising palliative therapy in this disease. Thirty four patients with inoperable cancer(More)
PURPOSE Stereoscopic in room kV image guidance is a faster tool in daily monitoring of patient positioning. Our centre, for the first time in the world, has integrated such a solution from BrainLAB (ExacTrac) with Elekta's volumetric cone beam computed tomography (XVI). Using van Herk's formula, we compared the planning target volume (PTV) margins(More)
Radical radiotherapy is considered as the treatment of choice in locally advanced cancer cervix. In late stages radiotherapy produce optimum palliation and to some extent cure. Three hundred cases of cancer cervix (stage I-IV) comprising stage-I (7), stage-II (144), stage-III (145) and stage IV (4) were evaluated and treated with radiotherapy between April(More)
PURPOSE Spatially separated fields are required for craniospinal irradiation due to field size limitation in linear accelerator. Field junction shits are conventionally done to avoid hot or cold spots. Our study was aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of junction free irradiation plan of craniospinal irradiation (CSI) for Meduloblastoma cases treated in(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to analyze the agreement between optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) nanoDots measured doses and 0.6 cc Farmer type ionization chamber measured doses during total body irradiation (TBI). METHODS In-vivo dose measurements using OSL nanoDots and Farmer chamber were done in a total of twelve patients who received TBI at(More)
A detailed analysis of host-tumor factors and interstitial physical factors influencing the disease-free control in carcinoma of the tongue was carried out. Twenty-eight cases of carcinoma of the tongue T1-3, NO-1, MO were treated radically with combined external irradiation and 192Iridium interstitial brachytherapy (one patient received brachytherapy(More)