Incremento de exactitud en la dosis en tratamientos de ORL mediante el algoritmo Acuros y calibración optimizada del haz sin filtro aplanador

  1. Martin Martin, Guadalupe
Supervised by:
  1. E. Guibelalde del Castillo Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 20 December 2021

  1. José Luis Carreras Delgado Chair
  2. Diego Garcia Pinto Secretary
  3. Mercé Beltrán Vilagrasa Committee member
  4. Felipe A. Calvo Manuel Committee member
  5. Núria Jornet Sala Committee member
  1. Radiología, Rehabilitación y Fisioterapia

Type: Thesis


External Radiation Therapy (RT) is a crucial component in the treatment of cancers of the Head and Neck (H&N) region. The progression pattern of H&N cancer is mainly locoregional, so the vast majority of H&N cancer patients will receive radiotherapy treatment during the course of their disease. One option to increase the effectiveness of these treatments is to increase the dose accuracy of the treatment, given that there is a direct relationship between the dose accuracy increase and the cure rate of early-stage tumours. Likewise, a lower or higher dose administration than initially calculated means that there is a possibility of tumour recurrence or an increase in treatment morbidity, so dose accuracy is a key factor for treatment success...