Viewpoints to consider in the development of MLC and IMRT programs

Philip M. Bruch, Weining Zhen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Operational and administrative considerations for the development and implementation of either multileaf collimation (MLC) or non-MLC-based intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) will be discussed with respect to the impact that this will have on a radiation oncology department. The methodologies that are used in the development process will be reviewed in both the operational and administrative components. Operational issues addressing the potential clinical impact the department will experience, along with the beneficial outcome for the patients, will be major points in this review process. Administrative considerations generally focus on the financial impact that the department and hospital will have to deal with in determining cost benefits of this capital expenditure. This overview will focus on some key discussion points with the incorporation of MLC and IMRT into a radiation oncology department treatment program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Dosimetry
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Economic
  • IMRT
  • MLC
  • Radiation oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this