Patient positioning in the proton radiotherapy era

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

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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
Publication statusAccepted/In press - May 13 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Medicine(all)


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