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Why do we see two sets of shifts, (vert) and (lat) after leveling the patient and going onto the AP tattoo when setting up a breast?
To rotate the gantry around the patient for their treatment position since we can not tattoo them on their breast directly due to swelling and other skin changes that may occur.
When we refer to the two angle we treat a breast from what do we label these angles?
What is it called when the field of radiation stops before the medial tattoo or does not cross over the midline?
Mrs. B comes in for simulation. She has stage 1 left breast cancer and is a sweet woman. She is 5 feet and has a D cup breasts. Which position would you think will best suited for her and why? She has an allergy to tape and a Pacemaker.
I would out this woman in a prone board because of her smaller stature and her bigger breasts. It will be a more accurate way of imaging and treating the breast for this size of a woman.
You are treating Mrs. Smith for her Rt breast cancer. She is treated in the prone position. Her separation is 25 and she has a PA SSD of 87.5. The parameters read as VRT- 47.3 LAT- 223.5 LNG- 128.98 ROT 0.00
Your shifts are: 14 ANT and 5 right. What are the are parameters?
VRT 33.3 LAT 218.5
What is the term used to describe the geometric way we set up patients using three points that form a triangle?
What is it called when the field of radiation is passing beyond the medial tattoo into the contra lateral breast or being the midline?
When setting up/planning/treating a breast patient what two things do we use to help account for sternal angle? Hint: one we are responsible for adjusting in the simulation of the patient
We have the AP tattoo and bottom stop
What is the goal of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold technique for left sided breast cancer?
To have a separation between the heart and the breast
What type of set up is required when we are given a set distance and an AP and lateral tattoo?
A supine position on a breast board. Patient may have a vac lock bag and they have a wedge that stops them from scooting down off the board
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