WE‐D‐BRA‐01: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT): Technical and Clinical Considerations

B. Kavanagh, I. J. Chetty, J. M. Balter, T. D. Solberg

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Abstract

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) has now been applied clinically for more than a decade. The accumulation of published technical and clinical studies currently available has offered insights into both the efficacy and special concerns associated with the delivery of SBRT to different sites. The safe and effective delivery of SBRT requires careful attention to tumor motion management, special dosimetric and planning challenges, and commissioning of dedicated equipment and quality assurance. This session will provide an overview of these important technical considerations as well as a survey of clinical outcomes reported based on the use of SBRT in the treatment of different tumor sites. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe available methods for motion management and the rational selection of planning margins 2. Discuss techniques for SBRT treatment planning and the impact of dose calculation algorithm 3. Describe key elements of commissioning, patient‐specific QA, and routine periodic machine performance QA 4. Review clinical observations reported after SBRT for lung, liver, pancreas, spine, head & neck, and prostate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalMedical Physics
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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