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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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The calculated compensation doses for the given head&neck cancer example are displayed. The y axis represents the number of days used for compensation, the x axis represents the level of aggressivity (from defensive on the left to offensive on the right).
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Figure 5: The calculated compensation doses for the given head&neck cancer example are displayed. The y axis represents the number of days used for compensation, the x axis represents the level of aggressivity (from defensive on the left to offensive on the right).

Mentions: An automated java tool has shown to be a very efficient method of displaying all compensation options in a two-dimensional plane. Figure5 shows the calculated doses for the given head&neck example.


Compensability index for compensation radiotherapy after treatment interruptions.

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

The calculated compensation doses for the given head&neck cancer example are displayed. The y axis represents the number of days used for compensation, the x axis represents the level of aggressivity (from defensive on the left to offensive on the right).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 5: The calculated compensation doses for the given head&neck cancer example are displayed. The y axis represents the number of days used for compensation, the x axis represents the level of aggressivity (from defensive on the left to offensive on the right).
Mentions: An automated java tool has shown to be a very efficient method of displaying all compensation options in a two-dimensional plane. Figure5 shows the calculated doses for the given head&neck example.

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