Flattening filter‐free linac improves treatment delivery efficiency in stereotactic body radiation therapy

@inproceedings{Prendergast2013FlatteningFL,
  title={Flattening filter‐free linac improves treatment delivery efficiency in stereotactic body radiation therapy},
  author={Brendan M. Prendergast and John B. Fiveash and Richard A. Popple and Grant M. Clark and Evan M. Thomas and Douglas James Minnich and Rojymon Jacob and Sharon A. Spencer and James A. Bonner and Michael C. Dobelbower},
  booktitle={Journal of applied clinical medical physics},
  year={2013}
}
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) employs precision target tracking and image-guidance techniques to deliver ablative doses of radiation to localized malignancies; however, treatment with conventional photon beams requires lengthy treatment and immobilization times. The use of flattening filter-free (FFF) beams operating at higher dose rates can shorten beam-on time, and we hypothesize that it will shorten overall treatment delivery time. A total of 111 lung and liver SBRT cases… CONTINUE READING

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