Trigeminal neuralgia treatment dosimetry of the Cyberknife

Anthony Ho, Anthony T. Lo, Sonja Dieterich, Scott G. Soltys, Iris C. Gibbs, Steve G. Chang, John R. Adler

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Abstract

There are 2 Cyberknife units at Stanford University. The robot of 1 Cyberknife is positioned on the patient's right, whereas the second is on the patient's left. The present study examines whether there is any difference in dosimetry when we are treating patients with trigeminal neuralgia when the target is on the right side or the left side of the patient. In addition, we also study whether Monte Carlo dose calculation has any effect on the dosimetry. We concluded that the clinical and dosimetric outcomes of CyberKnife treatment for trigeminal neuralgia are independent of the robot position. Monte Carlo calculation algorithm may be useful in deriving the dose necessary for trigeminal neuralgia treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Dosimetry
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cyberknife
  • Dose
  • Dosimetry
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Ho, A., Lo, A. T., Dieterich, S., Soltys, S. G., Gibbs, I. C., Chang, S. G., & Adler, J. R. (2012). Trigeminal neuralgia treatment dosimetry of the Cyberknife. Medical Dosimetry, 37(1), 42-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meddos.2010.12.012