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Compensability index for compensation radiotherapy after treatment interruptions.

Putora PM, Schmuecking M, Aebersold D, Plasswilm L - Radiat Oncol (2012)

Bottom Line: We developed a software tool in java programming language based on existing recommendations to compensate for treatment interruptions.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.The compensability index calculation may serve as a decision support system based on existing and established recommendations.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland. Paul.Putora@kssg.ch

ABSTRACT

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.

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A radiotherapy treatment compensation calculator.
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Figure 2: A radiotherapy treatment compensation calculator.

Mentions: Simple calculators, including sliders, may be used to find a clinically acceptable compromise between offensive and defensive treatment compensation[13], an example of a smartphone based program is shown in Figure2.


Compensability index for compensation radiotherapy after treatment interruptions.

Putora PM, Schmuecking M, Aebersold D, Plasswilm L - Radiat Oncol (2012)

A radiotherapy treatment compensation calculator.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3539912&req=5

Figure 2: A radiotherapy treatment compensation calculator.
Mentions: Simple calculators, including sliders, may be used to find a clinically acceptable compromise between offensive and defensive treatment compensation[13], an example of a smartphone based program is shown in Figure2.

Bottom Line: We developed a software tool in java programming language based on existing recommendations to compensate for treatment interruptions.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.The compensability index calculation may serve as a decision support system based on existing and established recommendations.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiation Oncology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland. Paul.Putora@kssg.ch

ABSTRACT

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.

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Related in: MedlinePlus