Shielding requirements in helical tomotherapy.

  title={Shielding requirements in helical tomotherapy.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Baechler and François O. Bochud and D. Verellen and Rapha{\"e}l Moeckli},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  volume={52 16},
Helical tomotherapy is a relatively new intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment for which room shielding has to be reassessed for the following reasons. The beam-on-time needed to deliver a given target dose is increased and leads to a weekly workload of typically one order of magnitude higher than that for conventional radiation therapy. The… CONTINUE READING