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Assessment of Immobilization Devices Accuracy for Head and Neck Tumors Radiotherapy

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dc.contributor.author Ali, Rania Eltahir Hiwali
dc.contributor.author Supervisor -Mohammed Ahmed Ali Omer
dc.contributor.author Supervisor -Mohammed Ahmed Ali Omer
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-02T10:29:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-02T10:29:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Ali, Rania Eltahir Hiwali.Assessment of Immobilization Devices Accuracy for Head and Neck Tumors Radiotherapy/ Rania Eltahir Hiwali Ali; Mohammed Ahmed Ali Omer .- Khartoum : sudan university of scince and technology,Medical Radiologic Science,2011.- 44p. : ill ;28cm.- M.Sc. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.sustech.edu/handle/123456789/1853
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to compare between the accuracy of two immobilization devices as the Head fix and the thermoplastic cast for cancer patient's radiotherapy based on the field shift. The study carried out among 50 cancer patients received external radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. 25 patients were irradiated under Head fix device and the other 25 patients were irradiated under cast. Electronic portal images obtained during their first fractions of treatment and with viewing of superimposition of the obtained images the shift in mm was determine in the antero-posterior (AP) and cranio-caudal (CC) directions with respect to the simulator verification images for lateral fields were determined using off-line review of electronic portal imaging system. The analysis showed that in casting AP direction, a 52% of the patients encountered an anteroposterior field shift of 2 mm, 24% of patients having a field shift as 3 mm, 12% of the patients having a field shift as 1 mm and 12% of the patients were precisely reproduced in position i.e. not any noticed shift. While in casting CC direction there were 4% of the sample were encountered a 4 mm shift in CC direction, 20% were having 3 mm shift and 52% were having 2 mm shift in CC direction. However in fixed head and neck tumors irradiation in AP direction, the data showed that there were 12% of the patients encountered a 4 mm shift in AP direction, 44% of the patients were encountered with 3 mm shift in AP direction which is marginal; and the rest of sample were within the limit of permissible shift. While in fixed head CC direction, the data showed that 12% of the samples were having a field shift of 4 mm, 40% of the samples were having a field shift of 3 mm (marginal) while the rest of the samples were within the limit. The statistical analysis also revealed that in case of Casting-AP and Fixing-AP, the average shift in the radiation field was 1.88 ± 0.93 and 2.6 ± 0.82 mm respectively, While in case of Casting-CC and Fixing-CC direction, the data showed that the average shift in the field of radiation was 1.92 ± 1 and 2.5 ± 0.96 respectively, which indicating that the casting immobilization device is better than the head fix immobilization device. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship sudan university of science and technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher sudan university of scince and technology en_US
dc.subject tumors en_US
dc.title Assessment of Immobilization Devices Accuracy for Head and Neck Tumors Radiotherapy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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