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Recommendations for treatment with IMRT for prostate and head-neck cancer. Axencia de Avaliación de Tecnoloxías Sanitarias de Galicia.

Abstract

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced form of radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer that allows, on one hand, to administer a more homogeneous dose to the patients on the volume to irradiate (which would increase the local control of the disease), and on the other hand, to diminish the toxicity in the organs at risk. This type of treatment is based on imaging techniques, on computer dosimetry programs, and on more precise immobilization accessories. Before delivering IMRT it is necessary to establish a protocol that includes the different phases of the treatment process, that is, the obtaining of anatomical data, beam definition, calculation, dose distribution, and treatment performance and control. In this article we present the basic standards for the IMRT treatment for prostate and head-neck cancer agreed upon a consensus meeting. The follow-up of the recommendations settled down in this document will help in the establishment of a standardized clinical practice -assuring the quality- and a better evaluation of the results of the clinical intervention.

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Axencia de Avaliación de Tecnoloxías Sanitarias de Galicia, avalia-t. Consellería de Sanidade, Xunta de Galicia. avalia-t@sergas.es

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MeSH

Adenocarcinoma
Clinical Protocols
Contraindications
Female
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Humans
Male
Prostatic Neoplasms
Radiotherapy Dosage
Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Practice Guideline

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16648101

Citation

Maceira Rozas, M del Carmen, et al. "Recommendations for Treatment With IMRT for Prostate and Head-neck Cancer. Axencia De Avaliación De Tecnoloxías Sanitarias De Galicia." Clinical & Translational Oncology : Official Publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico, vol. 8, no. 4, 2006, pp. 262-5.
Maceira Rozas Mdel C, Rey Liste T, García Caeiro AL, et al. Recommendations for treatment with IMRT for prostate and head-neck cancer. Axencia de Avaliación de Tecnoloxías Sanitarias de Galicia. Clin Transl Oncol. 2006;8(4):262-5.
Maceira Rozas, M. d. e. l. . C., Rey Liste, T., García Caeiro, A. L., & García Comesaña, J. (2006). Recommendations for treatment with IMRT for prostate and head-neck cancer. Axencia de Avaliación de Tecnoloxías Sanitarias de Galicia. Clinical & Translational Oncology : Official Publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico, 8(4), pp. 262-5.
Maceira Rozas Mdel C, et al. Recommendations for Treatment With IMRT for Prostate and Head-neck Cancer. Axencia De Avaliación De Tecnoloxías Sanitarias De Galicia. Clin Transl Oncol. 2006;8(4):262-5. PubMed PMID: 16648101.
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