Stereotactically guided fractionated radiotherapy: technical aspects.

Abstract

A system for high precision radiotherapy in the head and neck region has been developed. The components of the system are a head mask connected to a stereotactic frame, a localization unit that can be used during CT- and MR-imaging and a stereotactic target positioner. Conformal precision radiotherapy is planned with a new treatment planning system (Voxelplan-Heidelberg). Three different multi-leaf collimator systems are used. An evaluation of the precision and accuracy of the head fixation system, which was performed with a photogrammetry system, is presented.

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@article{Schlegel1993StereotacticallyGF, title={Stereotactically guided fractionated radiotherapy: technical aspects.}, author={Wolfgang Schlegel and Otto Pastyr and T. Bortfeld and G{\"{u}nther Gademann and Marcel N Menke and W Maier-borst}, journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology}, year={1993}, volume={29 2}, pages={197-204} }