Treatment planning of template-guided stereotaxic brain implants

Bruce A. Lulu, Wendell Lut, B. Stea, Thomas C. Cetas

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We have initiated a Phase I clinical trial of interstitial hyperthermia induced with inductively heated ferromagnetic implants in combination with Ir-192 implants for glioblastomas and anaplastic astrocytomas of the brain. For speed and accuracy of the implant procedure, and to control the radiation and thermal dose, a stereotaxic frame is used to position a template. We have modified the Brown-Roberts-Wells frame to be used with a variety of templates which we designed. On the morning of the implant procedure, a CT scan is done, and a CT-based treatment plan is then completed before the patient goes to the operating room. We also describe the CT-based treatment planning system developed to accommodate the template-guided implant and illustrate its clinical use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-955
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1990


  • CT-guided implants
  • Hyperthermia
  • Stereotaxic implants
  • Treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research


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