anyone can help me with this question?

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anyone can help me with this question?

by coolyang on Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:00 AM

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I was wondering if you could please give me a quick idea of how you would treat two different cases on a linear accelerator in terms of technique used (four field or parallel opposed) and selection of beam energy (including why you would chose that energy). The two cases include: 1. A female patient with primary tumor centrally located within pelvis; 2. A male patient with metastatic lesion located in the lower femur.

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by Davidatp on Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:45 PM

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That's a question for a radiation oncologist/physicist...

 

 

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by thecyclotronman on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:08 PM

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I am a medical physicist and, with todays available technology, I certainly would not use old techniques like parallel-opposed or a four field box.  I know very few radiation oncologists who would suggest such archaic forms of treatment for the diseases you specify.  I know no physicists who would do the treatment plan for that physician.  The exception is palliation.  I would look into IMRT, IGRT, VMAT or maybe send both patients to a nearby cancer center that offers proton therapy.  BEst of luch with these cases

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