Patient setup optimization for external conformal radiotherapy.

  title={Patient setup optimization for external conformal radiotherapy.},
  author={Jocelyne Troccaz and Noureddine Laieb and Pascale Vassal and Yann Menguy and Philippe Cinquin and Michel Bolla and J Y Giraud},
  journal={Journal of image guided surgery},
  volume={1 2},
The aim of conformal radiotherapy is to deliver precisely a specific dose of radiation to a planning target volume, concurrently radiating as little healthy tissue and organs as possible. This can be accomplished only with the accurate positioning of the patient with respect to the radiotherapy system. In this paper, we describe a system to achieve a higher overall accuracy in the delivery of a prostatic radiation boost for treatment of carcinoma of the prostate. The system is based on the use… CONTINUE READING

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