Time summary

TaskIMRT3DCRTPerformed by
Immobilization30 min.30 min.Therapists
CT simulation 20 min. 20 min. Therapists
Target volumes created 60 min. 60 min. Physician
Critical structures created 30 min. 30 min. Physics
Transfer images 10 min. 10 min. Physics
Establish planning goals 15 min. 15 min. Physician and physics
Import images 10 min. 10 min. Physics
Locate isocenter 2 min. 2 min. Physics
Import volumes 5 min. 5 min. Physics
Enter planning goals 10 min. - 0 - Physics
Enter other planning data6.5 min.- 0 -Physics
Inverse planning- 0 -- 0 --
Forward planning- 0 -0.3-2 hrs.Physics
IM plan review and approvalvariablevariablePhysician and Physics
Create AP and lateral DRRs10 min.10 min.Physics
Create DRR for each 3DCRT field- 0 -15 min.Physics
VARiS preparation15 min.15 min.Physics
Chart check before treatment10 min.10 min.Physics
Fluence map and dose verification60 min.- 0 -Physics
First day of treatment30 min.30 min.Therapists
Other treatment days (time / fraction)15 min.15-30 min.Therapists

Early Palliative Care in Lung CA Focuses on Coping, Symptoms

Jan 31, 2013 - Early palliative care clinic visits, integrated with standard oncologic care for patients with metastatic lung cancer, emphasize symptom management, coping, and psychosocial aspects of illness, according to research published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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