Compensability index for compensation radiotherapy after treatment interruptions

Putora, Paul Martin; Schmuecking, Michael; Aebersold, Daniel; Plasswilm, Ludwig (2012). Compensability index for compensation radiotherapy after treatment interruptions. Radiation oncology, 7, p. 208. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1748-717X-7-208

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Background The goal of our work was to develop a simple method to evaluate a compensation treatment after unplanned treatment interruptions with respect to their tumour- and normal tissue effect. Methods We developed a software tool in java programming language based on existing recommendations to compensate for treatment interruptions. In order to express and visualize the deviations from the originally planned tumour and normal tissue effects we defined the compensability index. Results The compensability index represents an evaluation of the suitability of compensatory radiotherapy in a single number based on the number of days used for compensation and the preference of preserving the originally planned tumour effect or not exceeding the originally planned normal tissue effect. An automated tool provides a method for quick evaluation of compensation treatments. Conclusions The compensability index calculation may serve as a decision support system based on existing and established recommendations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Radiation Oncology

UniBE Contributor:

Aebersold, Daniel

ISSN:

1748-717X

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:35

Last Modified:

15 Dec 2014 18:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/1748-717X-7-208

PubMed ID:

23216952

Web of Science ID:

000313212500002

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.14122

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14122 (FactScience: 220938)

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