An innovative tool for intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy simulation and planning: description and initial evaluation by radiation oncologists Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2012

start page

  • 287

end page

  • 295

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 83

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0360-3016

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1879-355X

abstract

  • The lack of specific treatment planning tools limits the spread of Intraoperative Electron Radiation Therapy. An innovative simulation and planning tool is presented. Applicator positioning, isodose curves, and doseevolume histograms can be estimated for previously segmented regions to treat/protect. Evaluation by three radiation oncologists on 15 patients showed high parameter agreement in nine cases, demonstrating the possibilities in cases involving different anatomical locations, and identifying the importance of specialized surgical input in the preplanning process.

keywords

  • intraoperative electron beam radiation therapy; intraoperative radiotherapy; treatment planning; treatment simulation; electrons