Medical Device for Patient Immobilization and Repositioning During Proton Therapy Treatment

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Luca RizziUbaldo Spina aCinzia Dinardo bVincenzo Dimiccoli c

Abstract: Proton therapy is a type of particle therapy which uses a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue, protons accelerated by a cyclotron (or synchrotron) are concentrated on the neoplastic tissue with highest precision.Results of proton therapy are actually considered better than those from conventional radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery, concerning the elimination of the neoplasm and thanks to lower incidence of possible side effects. To get the best benefit from this treatment, it is very important to irradiate, the same point, with the same intensity during each treatment session. This objective could be quite complex to be achieved and for that reason the design of such device was carried out through a complex anthropometric and usability analysis.ITEL Telecomunicazioni develop a new Bed Positioning System for proton therapy thanks to which it is possible to obtain, in addition to the immobilization, a perfect repeatability of the position assumed by the patient during treatment. Particular attention has been paid to patient positioning procedures, developed to be as quick as possible by the use of a restraint devices connected directly to the table. Ergonomic study and platform design, developed with CETMA collaboration, allows its use by a wide range of different users.

Keywords: Ergonomics, Positioning systems, Medical Device, Therapy, Treatment Bed, Board.

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe100506

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