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Volume 22, Number 2, 2017

Stereotactic body radiation therapy for liver metastasis – The linac-based Greater Poland Cancer Centre practice

Magdalena Fundowicz, Marta Adamczyk, Anna Kołodziej-Dybaś

Summary:

Aim

The main purpose of this work is to give a technical description and present the properties of the liver SBRT protocol implemented in the Greater Poland Cancer Centre (GPCC) in Poznan, Poland.

Background

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for liver metastasis is a non-invasive therapeutic option which enables irradiation of a small target in the body with a high dose.

Materials and methods

This study presents details of our linac-based liver SBRT protocol. Special emphasis has been placed on fiducial implantation, patient preparation (CT scanning, immobilization), treatment planning, and its implementation.

Results

The liver SBRT treatment course implemented in the GPCC consists of three fractions to deliver a total of 45 Gy. Fraction delivery details with description of patient positioning (localization of liver metastasis) are presented below.

Conclusions

The literature validation of the assumptions concerning the steps of the GPCC linac-based liver SBRT procedure show their potential for an effective and patient friendly implementation.

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2017; 22(2) : 158-162


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