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To demonstrate that radiotherapy treatments for bladder cancer can be delivered with greater accuracy using a new planning method and that this method can be used simply and effectively by those delivering treatment.
This study integrates a novel adaptive planning methodology, Adaptive-Planning Organ LOcalisation (A-POLO), with optimised margins and cone beam CT technology for improving the accuracy of radiotherapy treatment delivery.
The previous study (CCR2873, REC 07/Q0801/13) evaluated the use of cone beam CT in radiotherapy for bladder cancer. A larger than expected number of bladder radiotherapy treatments were seen to have been delivered with some element of geographic miss. Using the novel adaptive planning method these fractions of radiotherapy could have been correctly treated. The feasibility of this method has been proven in the previous study, particularly it has been shown that this method is appropriate and provides a simple solution to the problem. It can be carried out by the radiographers at the treatment unit without adding extra time to the treatment.
Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Adaptive-Planning Organ Localisation (A-POLO) (Planning CT scan), Cone beam CT acquisition
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:28-0400
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Areawide planning for hospitals or planning of a particular hospital unit on the basis of projected consumer need. This does not include hospital design and construction or architectural plans.
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.
The provision of expert assistance in developing health planning programs, plans as technical materials, etc., as requested by Health Systems Agencies or other health planning organizations.
Procedures, strategies, and theories of planning.
A center in the HEALTH RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION Division of Planning Methods and Technology which provides access to current information on health planning and resources development.
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