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Motion Capture Pillow (MCP): A novel method to improve comfort and accuracy in radiotherapy

Goldsworthy, Simon; McNair, Helen; Dogramadzi, Sanja


Simon Goldsworthy

Helen McNair


The delivery of radiotherapy has changed significantly over the last few decades. Recent advances in radiotherapy practice may increase patient discomfort. A key challenge to improve patient comfort is the common use of a thermoplastic mask for patients with head and neck cancers. Patients suffer from discomfort and the claustrophobic effect of the mask, or as they lose soft tissue due to treatment and gain undesirable movement in the mask. A prototype system using a robotic motion capture pillow (MCP) is investigated for proof-of-concept and is pictorially presented for the potential replacement of thermoplastic masks.


Goldsworthy, S., McNair, H., & Dogramadzi, S. (2019). Motion Capture Pillow (MCP): A novel method to improve comfort and accuracy in radiotherapy. Clinical Medicine, 19(Suppl2), s103.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2019
Online Publication Date Apr 11, 2024
Publication Date Mar 31, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 4, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 1, 2020
Journal Clinical Medicine
Print ISSN 1470-2118
Electronic ISSN 1473-4893
Publisher Royal College of Physicians
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue Suppl2
Pages s103
Keywords motion sensing, radiotherapy
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