Patient Positioning in Radiotherapy

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External beam radiotherapy is one of the main methods of cancer treatment in curative and palliative oncology. It aims at precise delivery of high dose to a target volume, which is performed in a series of defined fractions by a linear accelerator. To ensure the effectiveness of the therapy and the safety of the patient, high reproducibility of the patient position is mandatory. In this paper, we review patient positioning techniques and compare their technical principle, system components, application in workflow, general advantages and drawbacks. Furthermore, we explore future potential for the implementation of digital tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2020 - Conference Proceedings : IEEE Medical Measurements and Applications, June 1-3, 2020, Bari, Italy
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication date01.06.2020
Article number9137355
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5387-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5386-5
Publication statusPublished - 01.06.2020
EventInternational Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications - MeMeA 2020 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 01.06.202003.06.2020

Bibliographical note

Abweichender Titel: 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA)

    Research areas

  • cancer, medical computing, radiation therapy, tumours, target volume, defined fractions, linear accelerator, patient position, patient positioning techniques, external beam radiotherapy, cancer treatment, curative oncology, palliative oncology, precise delivery, patient positioning, radiotherapy, laser based system
  • Engineering