Oncology Publications

Title

Initial experience in treating lung cancer with helical tomotherapy.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Journal

Biomed Imaging Interv J

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

2

Last Page

2

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.2349/biij.3.1.e2

Abstract

Helical tomotherapy is a new form of image-guided radiation therapy that combines features of a linear accelerator and a helical computed tomography (CT) scanner. Megavoltage CT (MVCT) data allow the verification and correction of patient setup on the couch by comparison and image registration with the kilovoltage CT multi-slice images used for treatment planning. An 84-year-old male patient with Stage III bulky non-small cell lung cancer was treated on a Hi-ART II tomotherapy unit. Daily MVCT imaging was useful for setup corrections and signaled the need to adapt the delivery plan when the patient's anatomy changed significantly.

Notes

PMID:21614260