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Patient Motion Management Systems, Radiotherapy, Breathing

Definition : Systems designed for management of patient motion due to breathing during radiotherapy planning and treatment (i.e., interfraction and intrafraction respectively). These systems usually consist of a set of sensors to detect the characteristics of the thorax and abdomen movement during the breathing cycle as well as a mechanism that triggers the imaging and/or radiotherapy administration systems at the proper time according to the position of the tumor. Patient breathing motion management systems are mainly used during image-guided radiotherapy imaging, simulation, and treatment procedures.

Entry Terms : "Patient Motion Management Systems, Respiratory"

UMDC code : 33754

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Varian Medical Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices.

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