Patient positioning in the proton radiotherapy era

Salvatore Devicienti, Lidia Strigari, Marco D'Andrea, Marcello Benassi, Vincenzo Dimiccoli, Maurizio Portaluri

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Abstract

The main hindrance to the diffusion of proton therapy facilities is the high cost for gantry installations. An alternative technical option is provided by fixed-beam treatment rooms, where the patient is rotated and translated in space with a robotic arm solution to enable beam incidence from various angles. The technological efforts based on robotic applications made up to now for patient positioning in proton beam facilities are described here, highlighting their limitations and perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - May 13 2010

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Patient Positioning
Robotics
Protons
Radiotherapy
Proton Therapy
Patients' Rooms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Incidence
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Medicine(all)

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Patient positioning in the proton radiotherapy era. / Devicienti, Salvatore; Strigari, Lidia; D'Andrea, Marco; Benassi, Marcello; Dimiccoli, Vincenzo; Portaluri, Maurizio.

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Devicienti, Salvatore ; Strigari, Lidia ; D'Andrea, Marco ; Benassi, Marcello ; Dimiccoli, Vincenzo ; Portaluri, Maurizio. / Patient positioning in the proton radiotherapy era. In: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research. 2010 ; pp. 47.
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