Implementation of a lateral TBI protocol in a Mexican Cancer Center

Francisco Mesa, Carlos Esquivel, Tony Eng, Niko Papanikolaou, Modesto A. Sosa

Producción científica: Conference contribution


The development of a Lateral Total Body Irradiation protocol to be implemented at a High Specialty Medical Unit in Mexico as preparatory regimen for bone marrow transplant and treatment of several lymphomas is presented. This protocol was developed following AAPM specifications and has been validated for application at a cancer care center in United States. This protocol fundamentally focuses on patient care, avoiding instability and discomfort that may be encountered by other treatment regimes. In vivo dose verification with TLD-100 chips for each anatomical region of interest was utilized. TLD-100 chips were calibrated using a 6 MV photon beam for 10-120 cGy. Experimental results show TLD measurements with an error less than 1%. Standard deviations for calculated and measured doses for seven patients have been obtained. Data gathered for different levels of compensation indicate that a 3% measured tolerance level is acceptable. TLD point-dose measurements have been used to verify the dose beyond partial transmission lung blocks. Dose measurements beyond the lung block showed variation about 50% respects to prescribe dose. Midplane doses to the other anatomical sites were less than 2.5 % respect of the prescribed dose.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Título de la publicación alojadaMedical Physics - Tenth Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics
Número de páginas5
EstadoPublished - 2008
Evento10th Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics - Mexico City, Mexico
Duración: mar 17 2008mar 19 2008

Serie de la publicación

NombreAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (versión impresa)0094-243X
ISSN (versión digital)1551-7616


Other10th Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics
CiudadMexico City

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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