Implementation of total skin electron therapy using an optional high dose rate mode on a conventional linear accelerator.


A technique for total skin electron therapy (TSET) has been implemented using a standard accelerator that has been equipped with an optional special procedures mode to permit high dose-rate therapy with a 6-MeV electron beam. Patients are treated in a standing position using dual angled fields at a source to skin distance of 3.6 m. Dosimetric… (More)