IMRT plans typically involve steep dose gradients near critical structures, such as the spinal cord. For optimal setup accuracy, a custom immobilization device is constructed at the time of CT simulation. All immobilization is firmly registered to Exact Couch* table tops on the CT scanner and linacs.
For head and neck patients, we immobilize using lightcast straps, a custom baseplate, and commercially-available head holders.
Time to construct: 30 min
*Varian Medical Systems
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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