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method of verification of the total treatment time for the APBI (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation) devices

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Date Issued:
2011
Summary:
A simple method to verify the total treatment time generated by the treatment planning system (TPS) when the CONTURA MLB or the SAVI applicator are used for APBI treatments has been developed. The method compares the time generated by the TPS to a predicted time, calculated by inserting parameters obtained from the TPS in equations generated in this Thesis. The equations were generated by linearly fitting data from clinical cases that had been treated using the Contura MLB or the SAVI applicator at the Lynn Cancer Institute of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The parameters used were the PTV coverage, Air Kerma Strength, Balloon Volume (Contura data fit) and Evaluation PTV (SAVI data fit). As an outcome of this research, it is recommended that the plan should be reevaluated when the percent difference between the generated and the predicted times exceeds 5% for the Contura MLB, or 10% for the SAVI.
Title: A method of verification of the total treatment time for the APBI (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation) devices: CONTURA Multilumen Balloon and SAVI Applicator.
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Name(s): Kyriacou, Andreas
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: x, 48 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: A simple method to verify the total treatment time generated by the treatment planning system (TPS) when the CONTURA MLB or the SAVI applicator are used for APBI treatments has been developed. The method compares the time generated by the TPS to a predicted time, calculated by inserting parameters obtained from the TPS in equations generated in this Thesis. The equations were generated by linearly fitting data from clinical cases that had been treated using the Contura MLB or the SAVI applicator at the Lynn Cancer Institute of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The parameters used were the PTV coverage, Air Kerma Strength, Balloon Volume (Contura data fit) and Evaluation PTV (SAVI data fit). As an outcome of this research, it is recommended that the plan should be reevaluated when the percent difference between the generated and the predicted times exceeds 5% for the Contura MLB, or 10% for the SAVI.
Identifier: 773926036 (oclc), 3332254 (digitool), FADT3332254 (IID), fau:3777 (fedora)
Note(s): by Andreas Kyriacou.
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Cancer -- Radiotherapy
Breast -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy
Breast -- Cancer -- Treatment
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3332254
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Host Institution: FAU