A How-To Compendium for GammaPod Treatments, Clinical Workflow, and Clinical Program at an Early Adopting Institution

Elizabeth Zhang-Velten, You Zhang, Sepeadeh Radpour, Xuejun Gu, D. Nathan Kim, Prasanna Alluri, Chika Nwachukwu, Tsuicheng Chiu, Weiguo Lu, David Parsons, Jun Tan, Jennifer Gillespie, Stella Stevenson, Hak Choy, Robert Timmerman, Asal Rahimi

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Abstract

In 2019, our institution became the second in the world to go live with GammaPod (Xcision Medical Systems, LLC, Columbia, MD), a device dedicated for stereotactic radiation therapy of breast cancer, with breast immobilization, real-time imaging, and highly-conformal dosimetry. At our institution, GammaPod is used for 5-fraction adjuvant partial breast irradiation, single-fraction tumor cavity boost before whole-breast irradiation, single-fraction preoperative radiation, and (in poor surgical candidates), single-fraction definitive radiation. Here, we describe our workflow, observed procedure step times, and homegrown techniques for improved efficiency in our institutional experience of 93 patients treated between 2019 and 2021.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPractical Radiation Oncology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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