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High frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) is a novel immobilization technique that utilizes high frequency low tidal volume ventilation to produce endotracheal percussion. In a previous departmental study of chest wall motion immobilization, it was found that volunteers were able to tolerate HFPV for varying lengths of time – from a few to tens of minutes. By investigating a novel process to immobilize the chest wall, and thus thoracic tumors, it can allow for more localized radiation delivery and reduction of healthy tissue irradiation.
lung neoplasms, radiation therapy
Oncology | Radiation Medicine
Solano C, Sala IM, Maurer B, Levitin R, Guerrero TM. Fluoroscopic demonstration of thoracic tumor immobilization with high frequency percussive ventilation. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.