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Chest Immobilization and Positioning Devices for Patients Receiving Radiotherapy Treatment: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: November 27, 2018
Project Number: RB1283-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of chest immobilization and positioning devices for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of chest immobilization and positioning devices for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of chest immobilization and positioning devices for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment?

Key Message

Two randomized controlled trials and four non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of chest immobilization and positioning devices for patients receiving radiotherapy treatment. No economic evaluations or evidence-based guidelines were identified.