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Volume rendering: application in static field conformal radiosurgery
Author(s): J. Daniel Bourland; Jon J. Camp; Richard A. Robb
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Paper Abstract

Lesions in the head which are large or irregularly shaped present challenges for radiosurgical treatment by linear accelerator or other radiosurgery modalities. To treat these lesions we are developing static field, conformal stereotactic radiosurgery. In this procedure seven to eleven megavoltage x-ray beams are aimed at the target volume. Each beam is designed from the beam's-eye view, and has its own unique geometry: gantry angle, table angle, and shape which conforms to the projected cross-section of the target. A difficulty with this and other 3- D treatment plans is the visualization of the treatment geometry and proposed treatment plan. Is the target volume geometrically covered by the arrangement of beams, and is the dose distribution adequate? To answer these questions we have been investigating the use of ANALYZETM volume rendering to display the target anatomy and the resultant dose distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1808, Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92, (22 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131111
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J. Daniel Bourland, Mayo Clinic (United States)
Jon J. Camp, Mayo Clinic (United States)
Richard A. Robb, Mayo Clinic (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1808:
Visualization in Biomedical Computing '92

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