Pelvic irradiation of the obese patient: a treatment strategy involving megavoltage simulation and intratreatment setup corrections.

This study involves a fractionated course of external radiation therapy for a 42 year old female weighing 150 kg, diagnosed with stage IIb cancer of the cervix. The patient could not be simulated in the conventional sense due to weight restrictions on the simulator couch, and body casts or molds were impractical. Using an on-line portal imaging device… CONTINUE READING