Concentration modulated skin marker for radiotherapy treatment planning process


ÖZGÜVEN Y. , YÜCEL B. , ÖZYÜREK B., KARAKUŞ G. , Ozguven Y.

PHYSICA MEDICA-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PHYSICS, vol.29, no.2, pp.196-203, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2012.03.004
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICA MEDICA-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-203

Abstract

Background and purpose: For conformal radiotherapy, it is feasible to achieve high accuracy in contouring the outline of the target volume in treatment planning process. In contouring process, target volume is occasionally defined by means of either surgical clips or skin marker during patient anatomical data acquisition. Treatment planning systems are predicting invalid radiation dose distributions by using surgical clips and skin marker within the patient. Purpose of this study is the production of new skin marker which affects less dose distributions of electron beam.