Journal article

Interfraction patient motion and implant displacement in prostate high dose rate brachytherapy

CD Fox, T Kron, M Leahy, G Duchesne, S Williams, KH Tai, A Haworth, A Herschtal, F Foroudi

MEDICAL PHYSICS | AMER ASSOC PHYSICISTS MEDICINE AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2011

Abstract

PURPOSE: To quantify movement of prostate cancer patients undergoing treatment, using an in-house developed motion sensor in order to determine a relationship between patient movement and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy implant displacement. METHODS: An electronic motion sensor was developed based on a three axis accelerometer. HDR brachytherapy treatment for prostate is delivered at this institution in two fractions 24 h apart and 22 patients were monitored for movement over the interval between fractions. The motion sensors functioned as inclinometers, monitoring inclination of both thighs, and the inclination and roll of the abdomen. The implanted HDR brachytherapy catheter set was ass..

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