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Background and purpose. The objective of this study was to assess set-up reproducibility of pelvic treatments for obese patients in the prone position, with and without the use of an immobilisation shell.Method and materials. The patients were treated using a posterior open field and opposed...
Small bowel toxicity due to radiotherapy treatment of rectal cancer is common. The potential use of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to reduce the volume of small bowel irradiated during radiation therapy (RT) for cancer has previously been reported. However, IMRT treatment...
Electronic portal imaging (EPI) has been used in the assessment of the accuracy of radiotherapy treatments in the pelvis. The daily reproducibility of any treatment is primarily dependent on the effectiveness of the set-up method. Treatments of radical planned volumes within the pelvis are...
Patients undergoing cancer treatments, including radiotherapy, frequently report fatigue during their treatment. Recent research indicates that structured exercise programmes can alleviate fatigue and, in light of this research, many centres are now advocating activity as part of the strategy...
In 1995, a meeting was arranged by the Radiation Oncology Committee of the British Institute of Radiology and the Royal College of Radiologists to look at the evidence of the impact of unscheduled gaps in radiotherapy on local tumour control, and to try to address some of the concerns that this...
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