Online imager detects deformable motion

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    Organ motion can adversely impact any dynamic radiotherapy delivery and is particularly problematic for spot-scanned proton therapy. The magnetically deflected pencil beam used for spot scanning does, however, lend itself to the implementation of tumour tracking, considered the optimal method for mitigating motion. Unfortunately, there still remains the fundamental challenge of accurately determining target motion during treatment.

    Period16-Jan-2014

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    • TitleOnline imager detects deformable motion
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletmedicalphysicsweb
      Media typeWeb
      Date16/01/2014
      DescriptionOrgan motion can adversely impact any dynamic radiotherapy delivery and is particularly problematic for spot-scanned proton therapy. The magnetically deflected pencil beam used for spot scanning does, however, lend itself to the implementation of tumour tracking, considered the optimal method for mitigating motion. Unfortunately, there still remains the fundamental challenge of accurately determining target motion during treatment.
      URLmedicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/55929
      PersonsAntje Knopf