Since we have limited experience with IMRT and dynamic MLC, we continue to verify each plan using an ion chamber in a water-equivalent phantom. The planning system is used to cast the patients IM beams into the phantom and predict the ion chamber dose for a single fraction.
For our patient, measurement and calculation agreed to within 2%.
Time = 60 min. when combined with fluence map verification
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Jan 31, 2013 - Early palliative care clinic visits, integrated with standard oncologic care for patients with metastatic lung cancer, emphasize symptom management, coping, and psychosocial aspects of illness, according to research published online Jan. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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