The role of the radiotherapy technologist in gamma knife radiosurgery within a multidisciplinary team: the Lausanne experience

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The role of the radiotherapy technologist in gamma knife radiosurgery within a multidisciplinary team: the Lausanne experience
Titre de la conférence
15th Annual Meeting of the Scientific Association of Swiss Radiation Oncology
Auteur(s)
Bourquard R., Rodrigues J., Pisaturo O., Negretti L., Tetrault M.H., Levivier M.
Adresse
Geneva, Switzerland, March 31-April 2, 2011
ISBN
0179-7158
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Publié
Date de publication
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
187
Série
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie
Pages
526
Langue
anglais
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Publication type : Meeting Abstract
Résumé
Objective: Integration of the radiotherapy technologist "know-how" in the Gamma Knife treatment processMaterials and Methods: Gamma Knife (GK) treatments started in July 2010 at the GK Center in C.H.U.V. with the Leksell Gamma KnifeR Perfexion?(Elekta AB, Sweden). The multidisciplinary GK team involves neurosurgeons, radio-oncologists, physicists, neuroradiologists, nurses and technologists, aiming at a full integration for optimal patient management.Results: Between July and December 2010, 60 patients have been treated. Required stereotactic imaging involves IRM, CT scan (and angiography for AVM). All the steps in the treatment process (Leksell coordinate frame fixation, imaging, planning, treatment) are supervised by the members of the multidisciplinary team. In our experience, radiotherapy technologist (RTT) have acquired an important role in the multidisciplinary team communication and integration. Specifically, the RTT are responsible of: supervision of the image acquisition, performing the Gamma Knife unit control tests, patient setup, and patient surveillance during treatment.Conclusion: RTT have a fundamental role in the communication within the team, between the team and the patient and also to assure the patient security. Our experience shows that it is possible and required to involve RTT in all steps of the GK treatment process, to guarantee the best GK treatment possible.
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