A STEREOPHOTOGRAMMIC SYSTEM TO POSITION PATIENTS FOR PROTON THERAPY

Neil Muller, Evan de Kock, Ruby van Rooyen, Chris Trauernicht

Abstract

Proton therapy is a successful treatment for lesions that are hard to treat using conventional radiotherapy, as the radiation dose to nearby critical structures can be tightly controlled. To realise these advantages, the patient needs to be accurately positioned, and monitored during treatment to ensure that no motion occurs. iThemba LABS uses a fixed beam-line, and moves the patient using a suitable positioning device. In this paper, we discuss several aspects the stereo vision based system used to both determine the position of the patient in the room, and to monitor the patient during treatment.

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Muller N., de Kock E., van Rooyen R. and Trauernicht C. (2007). A STEREOPHOTOGRAMMIC SYSTEM TO POSITION PATIENTS FOR PROTON THERAPY . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP, ISBN 978-972-8865-74-0, pages 538-541. DOI: 10.5220/0002054905380541


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp07,
author={Neil Muller and Evan de Kock and Ruby van Rooyen and Chris Trauernicht},
title={A STEREOPHOTOGRAMMIC SYSTEM TO POSITION PATIENTS FOR PROTON THERAPY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP,},
year={2007},
pages={538-541},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002054905380541},
isbn={978-972-8865-74-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: VISAPP,
TI - A STEREOPHOTOGRAMMIC SYSTEM TO POSITION PATIENTS FOR PROTON THERAPY
SN - 978-972-8865-74-0
AU - Muller N.
AU - de Kock E.
AU - van Rooyen R.
AU - Trauernicht C.
PY - 2007
SP - 538
EP - 541
DO - 10.5220/0002054905380541