Permanent vs. Temporary Set-Up Marks in Radiation Therapy
One of the most frequently asked questions of our Radiation Oncology team is what are others doing when it comes to permanent vs temporary marks in treatment set-ups.
Radiotherapy of Obese Patients and Overcoming Artifact in the Extended Field of View
“We want that body contour to be as accurate as possible. That is what we have to plan through to get to our target – the patient's cancer.” Beth Kelly, Dosimetrist and Chief Therapist, Nash General...
How Linear Markers used in Radiation Oncology Treatment Planning can Affect Accuracy and Efficacy
The challenge every radiation oncology department faces is to destroy cancer cells and stop the growth of the tumor while limiting harm to nearby healthy tissue.
Finding the Zero Slice in CT Treatment Planning
The goal of the radiation therapist is to accurately locate the central axis or zero slice on the tumor field for treatment planning. A skin marker with a distinct shape that clearly defines the...
Overcoming Challenges with Temporary Set-Up Marks in Radiation Oncology
Temporary marks are an important part of CT simulation, allowing for accurate and reproducible set-ups for treatment.
Reducing Artifact as an Obstacle in CT Dosing and Treatment Planning
Artifact can be an unavoidable obstacle for the radiation oncology team. In radiation therapy, no one knows this more than the medical dosimetrist who is responsible for interpreting the images taken...
Our Best Practice with Crosshair Skin Markers for Three Point Set-Ups in CT Simulation
During CT simulation, we use CT Crosshairs for our three point set-ups and we place them on the patient in an "X" configuration.
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