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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Jan 20, 2015 - A brief mindfulness-based intervention has a positive short-term effect on psychological and behavioral measures as well as proinflammatory signal markers in younger breast cancer survivors, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in Cancer.
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