Journal article

A retrospective analysis of setup and intrafraction positional variation in stereotactic radiotherapy treatments

Micah Barnes, Adam Yeo, Kenton Thompson, Claire Phillips, Tomas Kron, Nicholas Hardcastle

Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive assessment of patient intrafraction motion in linac-based frameless stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and radiotherapy (SRT). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 101 intracranial SRS/SRT patients immobilized with the Klarity stereotactic thermoplastic mask (compatible with the Brainlab frameless stereotactic system) and aligned on a 6 Degree of Freedom (DoF) couch with the Brainlab ExacTrac image guidance system. Both pretreatment and intrafraction correction data are provided as observed by the ExacTrac system. The effects of couch angle and treatment duration on positioning outcomes are also explored. RESULTS: Initial..

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