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Immobilization

IMRT plans typically involve steep dose gradients near critical structures, such as the spinal cord. For optimal setup accuracy, a custom immobilization device is constructed at the time of CT simulation. All immobilization is firmly registered to Exact Couch* table tops on the CT scanner and linacs.

For head and neck patients, we immobilize using lightcast straps, a custom baseplate, and commercially-available head holders.

Time to construct: 30 min





*Varian Medical Systems




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Appears to increase risk after liver transplant in younger patients, those with C2 monitoring

Jul 1, 2010 - Immunosuppressive treatment with cyclosporine A, rather than tacrolimus, with dose level monitoring two hours post-dosing or in patients age 50 or younger appears to have a significant association with the development of de novo cancer after liver transplantation, according to research published in the July issue of Liver Transplantation.



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