Clinical experience of the importance of daily portal imaging for head and neck IMRT treatments

@inproceedings{Court2008ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical experience of the importance of daily portal imaging for head and neck IMRT treatments},
  author={Laurence E. Court and Luciant D. Wolfsberger and Aaron M Allen and Steven James and Roy B. Tishler},
  booktitle={Journal of applied clinical medical physics},
  year={2008}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient setup in head and neck IMRT using daily portal imaging. At our institution, orthogonal digital portal images are taken daily to check patient positioning prior to head and neck IMRT treatment. Isocenter misalignments are corrected using a couch shift (3mm action level). Therapists also compare the DRRs and portal images looking at points more distant from the isocenter, particular in the supraclavicular region, and re-position the patient's… CONTINUE READING

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