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Patient Immobilization Equipment

M Malin*, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY


(Wednesday, 7/17/2019) 10:15 AM - 11:50 AM

Room: Exhibit Hall 1

Modern radiation therapy requires reproducible patient positioning and limited intra-fraction motion. The patient immobilization equipment that enables this is the theme for the 2019 Exhibit Hall Guided Tours in Radiation Therapy. This year’s Guided Tours will begin with an overview of current immobilization equipment from the tour leader. Following the tour leader’s presentation, participants in the guided tours will split into groups led by a tour guide and visit participating vendors who will demonstrate their immobilization equipment. Each vendor will present educational materials about patient immobilization to the guided tour participants.

The tour leader’s introduction will cover the following aspects of immobilization equipment:
1. Site-specific options for patient immobilization
2. Dosimetric effects of immobilization equipment
3. Impact of intra-fraction motion monitoring on immobilization requirements

Learning Objectives:
1 .Describe various options for patient immobilization
2. Understand the dosimetric effect of immobilization equipment on the patient
3. Describe immobilization requirements for different sites and procedures


Immobilization, Setup Errors, Patient Positioning


TH- RT Interfraction motion management : setup errors, immobilization, localization

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