Programmable segmented volumetric modulated arc therapy for respiratory coordination in pancreatic cancer

Jian Kuen Wu, Chien Jang Wu, Jason Chia Hsien Cheng

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Abstract

We programmably divided long-arc volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) into split short arcs, each taking less than 30 s for respiratory coordination. The VMAT plans of five pancreatic cancer patients were modified; the short-arc plans had negligible dose differences and satisfied the 3%/3-mm gamma index on a MapCHECK-2 device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Monitor unit
  • Respiration
  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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