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  Year: 2005 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 3-4 | Pages: 140-144
  Review Article
  VERIFICATION AND CORRECTION OF GEOMETRICAL UNCERTAINTIES IN CONFORMAL RADIOTHERAPY
Mileusnic D.
  DOI: 10.2298/AOO0503140M
  Abstract:
  Geometrical errors are presented as deviation between intended geometry of radiotherapy plan and real geometry of radiotherapy treatment. Total geometrical error is build up of smaller errors, which can be generally classified as set-up, organ motion, organ delineation, and technical condition related errors. The clear distinction must be made between systematic and random component of these errors and its amount should be encountered in treatment planning process. Errors' measuring for specific patient group with electronic portal imaging device and proper correction strategy enables to predict, minimize, and keep under control the amount for most of geometrical errors; it also improves the preciseness of treatment and consequent results. Nature and characteristics of most frequent geometrical errors are discussed and clinically applicable methods for their proper managing are described in this paper.
  Key words: Radiotherapy, Conformal; Radiotherapy, Planning, Computer-Assisted; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Numerical Analysis, Computer-Assisted
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