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Clinical implementation of gated beam delivery on an Elekta linac

Respiratory gated delivery holds the promise of improved dose conformality by allowing for tighter margins and/or increasing the geometric separation between the treatment volume and sensitive structures. Elekta linear accelerators can be gated in an automated manner making use of Elekta's Response gating kit. This talk will review our experience delivering gated treatments with an Elekta linac.
Topics will include:
(1) how to minimize the impact of beam on latency;
(2) a review of gating strategies such as assisted breath-hold, coached breath-hold, and free breathing based gating; and
(3) advancements in gated beam delivery such as the use of flattening filter free (FFF) beam delivery.
Recorded Dec 10 2014 59 mins
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David Shepard PhD, Director of Medical Physics, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA
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