Development of a computer-controlled moving bar (CCMB) conformal technique for neck irradiation

Claudio Fiorino, Vittorio Fossati, Armando Ardesi, Giovanni Mauro Cattaneo, Antonella del Vecchio, Marcello Fusca, Barbara Longobardia, Patrizia Signorotto, Riccardo Calandrino

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The development of an original conformal technique for neck cancer is in progress in our Institute. This technique uses a computer-controlled moving bar (CCMB): a portion of a blocking bar rotates during the rotation of the gantry in a 2π arc field in order to shield the spinal cord over the whole irradiated volume. This technique should solve in a relatively simple way some problems for different clinical situations when cervical node irradiation is required together with the primary tumor. The technique has been tested in an acrylic cylindrical phantom and in the humanoid RANDO phantom for two different irradiation conditions (neck completely bent and partially aligned).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Neck: Therapeutic radiology
  • Rotational techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology


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