Types of Treatments
Total Body Irradiation (TBI)
UCSF has pioneered a new technique combining 3D imaging and modulated arc planning, which allows patients to lie comfortably during the procedure, instead of sitting or standing as has been the case at many other hospitals. Our technique has been implemented for several years and no patient since the implementation has needed to stop treatment. In addition, the technique improves the quality of dose distribution and allows for more accurate blocking of healthy tissues.
Published studies on TBI by the UCSF Radiation Oncology faculty
- Cover story in the journal Medical Physics
Kirby N, Held M, Morin O, Fogh S, Pouliot J. Inverse-planned modulated-arc total-body irradiation. Med Phys. 2012 May;39(5):2761-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1118%2F1.4705366
- Held M, Kirby N, Morin O, Pouliot J. Dosimetric aspects of inverse-planned modulated-arc total-body irradiatation. Med Phys. 2012; Aug;39(8):5263-71. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1118%2F1.4739250