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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271639/first-australian-experience-of-treating-localised-prostate-cancer-patients-with-cyberknife-stereotactic-radiotherapy-early-psa-response-acute-toxicity-and-quality-of-life
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Ashutosh Dixit, Colin Tang, Sean Bydder, Mary-Anne Kedda, Eva Vosikova, Chrianna Bharat, Suki Gill
INTRODUCTION: This study is to evaluate biochemical response, acute toxicity and health-related quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes among prostate cancer patients following stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in the first Australian CyberKnife facility. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients with clinically localised prostate cancer were treated with SBRT using CyberKnife technology and enrolled in this study. Protocol treatment consisted of 36.25 Gy in five fractions...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263044/mri-for-premature-neonatal-brain-injury-a-case-report
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Alexander Langham
This case report aims to extend analytical thinking and clinical reasoning of clinicians and radiographers when presented with diagnosing premature neonatal brain injuries (PNBI). The report considers the uses and merit of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the primary assessment of PNBI. The traditional technique of cranial ultrasound as the first modality of choice can have several limitations, which includes a lower temporal resolution in its ability to differentiate grey-white matter distribution patterns, lower spatial resolution in its ability to accurately map white matter fibre tracts and distribution patterns which are critical in white matter injury pathological events...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258633/a-longitudinal-evaluation-of-early-anatomical-changes-of-parotid-gland-in-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-with-parapharyngeal-space-involvement
#3
Yingting Zhang, Chengguang Lin, Jianhua Wu, Xiaobo Jiang, Shara W Y Lee, Shing-Yau Tam, Vincent W C Wu
INTRODUCTION: Radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients with parapharyngeal space (PPS) involvement may deliver high dose to the parotid gland. This study evaluated parotid gland changes during and up to 3 months after radiotherapy. METHODS: Kilovoltage computed tomography (CT) scans of head and neck region of 39 nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients with PPS involvement were performed at pre-radiotherapy, 10th, 20th and 30th fractions and 3 months after treatment...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247587/establishment-of-institutional-diagnostic-reference-level-for-computed-tomography-with-automated-dose-tracking-software
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Chong R Liang, Priscilla X H Chen, Jeevesh Kapur, Michael K L Ong, Swee T Quek, Subhash C Kapur
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to establish institutional diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) by summarising doses collected across the five computed tomography (CT) system in our institution. METHODS: CT dose data of 15940 patients were collected retrospectively from May 2015 to October 2015 in five institutional scanners. The mean, 75th percentile and 90th percentile of the dose spread were calculated according to anatomic region. The common CT examinations such as head, chest, combined abdomen/pelvis (A/P), and combined chest/abdomen/pelvis (C/A/P) were reviewed...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240447/comparison-of-treatment-techniques-for-reduction-in-the-submandibular-gland-dose-a-retrospective-study
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Christopher Hoyne, Marcus Dreosti, John Shakeshaft, Siddartha Baxi
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have suggested reducing the dose submandibular glands receive when patients undergo head and neck radiotherapy can play a crucial role in preventing xerostomia. However, they are traditionally not spared due to concern that target coverage may be compromised. We investigated the possibility of sparing the contralateral submandibular gland (cSM) by utilising modern planning techniques. METHODS: 10 head and neck patients previously treated with conformal therapy at our centre were retrospectively planned using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188698/justification-of-radiographic-examinations-what-are-the-key-issues
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REVIEW
Jason Vom, Imelda Williams
Justification of radiographic examinations is the practice of evaluating requested radiological examinations to assess for clinical merit and appropriateness based on clinical notes and patient information. This implies that justification in radiography requires the evaluation of requested examinations, the justification of exposures being applied and determining whether patients fit the recommended criteria for the procedure. Medico-legal requirements by the professional registration body, the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA), identify justification as an advocated and obligatory practice for radiographers...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160454/changes-to-radiotherapy-utilisation-in-western-nsw-after-the-opening-of-a-local-service
#7
Sally M Butler
INTRODUCTION: In 2011, the first radiotherapy centre in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) was opened in the city of Orange. Prior to this, patients travelled outside the health service, primarily to Sydney, to receive treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate if the establishment of the new rural radiotherapy service has changed the demographic profile, cancer type, treatment intent and number of patients treated. METHODS: Data were collected on WNSWLHD patients, 17 years of age and above, who received radiotherapy in either 2010 or 2012 in New South Wales (NSW) or Australian Capital Territory (ACT)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160448/reduced-patient-anxiety-as-a-result-of-radiation-therapist-led-psychosocial-support-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kelly Elsner, Diana Naehrig, Georgia K B Halkett, Haryana M Dhillon
Up to 49% of patients attending radiation therapy appointments may experience anxiety and distress. Anxiety is heightened during the first few visits to radiation oncology. Radiation therapists (RT) are the only health professionals in direct daily contact with patients during treatment, placing them in a unique position to explore patients' psychosocial needs. This review aims to synthesise literature regarding the effect of RT-led psychosocial support on patient anxiety. In May 2015, we searched the following electronic databases: Medline, PsycINFO, Embase, CINAHL, PubMed and Cochrane library...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145071/clinical-and-dosimetric-predictors-of-late-rectal-bleeding-of-prostate-cancer-after-tomotherapy-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Ryoko Katahira-Suzuki, Motoko Omura, Shoko Takano, Kengo Matsui, Hideyuki Hongo, Wataru Yamakabe, Hironori Nagata, Harumitsu Hashimoto, Ichiro Miura, Tomio Inoue
INTRODUCTION: Rectal bleeding after radiotherapy impacts the quality of life of long-term surviving prostate cancer patients. We sought to identify factors associated with late rectal bleeding following intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using TomoTherapy for prostate cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 82 patients with localised prostate cancer treated with TomoTherapy. Most patients (95.1%) received neoadjuvant and concurrent hormone therapy...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134483/salute-to-the-sun-a-new-dawn-in-yoga-therapy-for-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Melissa Galliford, Stephanie Robinson, Pete Bridge, MaryAnn Carmichael
INTRODUCTION: Interest in the application of yoga for health benefits in western medicine is growing rapidly, with a significant rise in publications. The purpose of this systematic review is to determine whether the inclusion of yoga therapy to the treatment of breast cancer can improve the patient's physical and psychosocial quality of life (QoL). METHODS: A search of peer reviewed journal articles published between January 2009 and July 2014 was conducted. Studies were included if they had more than 15 study participants, included interventions such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or yoga therapy with or without comparison groups and had stated physical or psychological outcomes...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054474/recommendations-for-radiographers-and-radiation-therapists-drawn-from-an-analysis-of-errors-on-australian-radiation-incident-registers
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Gary Denham, Nicole Page
INTRODUCTION: The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) collect reported incidents for inclusion in the Australian Radiation Incident Register (ARIR), a database of radiation incident reports that occur within Australia. While the information on previous radiation incidents is available, there is little information on the lessons that can be learned from those past incidents to help prevent the same errors reoccurring. The aims of the study were to investigate what radiation incident registers are publicly available in Australia and to utilise the information contained within the ARIR and any other state or territory radiation protection authority registers to make recommendations for radiographers and radiation therapists to prevent future adverse events...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303694/lutetium-177-psma-radionuclide-therapy-for-men-with-prostate-cancer-a-review-of-the-current-literature-and-discussion-of-practical-aspects-of-therapy
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REVIEW
Louise Emmett, Kathy Willowson, John Violet, Jane Shin, Ashley Blanksby, Jonathan Lee
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a receptor on the surface of prostate cancer cells that is revolutionising the way we image and treat men with prostate cancer. New small molecule peptides with high-binding affinity for the PSMA receptor have allowed high quality, highly specific PET imaging, in addition to the development of targeted radionuclide therapy for men with prostate cancer. This targeted therapy for prostate cancer has, to date, predominately used Lutetium 177 (Lu) labelled PSMA peptides...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303693/the-opinions-of-radiographers-nuclear-medicine-technologists-and-radiation-therapists-regarding-technology-in-health-care-a-qualitative-study
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Sil Aarts, Forra Cornelis, Yke Zevenboom, Patrick Brokken, Nicole van de Griend, Miriam Spoorenberg, Wendy Ten Bokum, Eveline Wouters
INTRODUCTION: New technology is continuously introduced in health care. The aim of this study was (1) to collect the opinions and experiences of radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and radiation therapists regarding the technology they use in their profession and (2) to acquire their views regarding the role of technology in their future practice. METHODS: Participants were recruited from five departments in five hospitals in The Netherlands. All radiographers, nuclear medicine therapists and radiation therapists who were working in these departments were invited to participate (n = 252)...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263041/initial-experience-with-intra-fraction-motion-monitoring-using-calypso-guided-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-definitive-prostate-cancer-treatment
#14
Linda J Bell, Thomas Eade, Andrew Kneebone, George Hruby, Florencia Alfieri, Regina Bromley, Kylie Grimberg, Mardi Barnes, Jeremy T Booth
INTRODUCTION: Accurate delivery of radiation while reducing dose to organs at risk is essential in prostate treatment. The Calypso motion management system detects and corrects both inter- and intra-fraction motion which offers potential benefits over standard alignment to fiducial markers. The aims of this study were to implement Calypso with Dynamic Edge™ gating and to assess both the motion seen, and interventions required. METHODS: An implementation group was formed which assessed changes needed to standard workflows...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261484/sponsor-acknowledgement
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March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244232/abstracts-from-the-12th-annual-scientific-meeting-of-medical-imaging-and-radiation-therapy-perth-australia-24-26-march-2017
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March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240416/meeting-radiation-therapy-patients-informational-needs-through-educational-videos-augmented-by-3d-visualisation-software
#17
Katelyn Williams, Jenna Blencowe, Melissa Ind, David Willis
INTRODUCTION: Misconceptions and uncertainties about radiotherapy compound the anxiety patients experience at the commencement of treatment. This project investigated the utility of locally produced treatment process videos in meeting patients' informational needs. METHODS: In-house video production was conducted on a voluntary basis by staff and patients at a regional Australian radiotherapy centre. Videos included real footage and animated sections created with PEARL(TM) 3D visualisation software (Vertual Ltd, UK) to meet specific key content objectives...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238226/dual-energy-ct-in-gout-a-review-of-current-concepts-and-applications
#18
REVIEW
Hong Chou, Teck Yew Chin, Wilfred C G Peh
Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is a relatively recent development in the imaging of gouty arthritis. Its availability and usage have become increasingly widespread in recent years. DECT is a non-invasive method for the visualisation, characterisation and quantification of monosodium urate crystal deposits which aids the clinician in the early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of this condition. This article aims to give an up to date review and summary of existing literature on the role and accuracy of DECT in the imaging of gout...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211218/the-integration-of-mri-in-radiation-therapy-collaboration-of-radiographers-and-radiation-therapists
#19
Robba Rai, Shivani Kumar, Vikneswary Batumalai, Doaa Elwadia, Lucy Ohanessian, Ewa Juresic, Lynette Cassapi, Shalini K Vinod, Lois Holloway, Paul J Keall, Gary P Liney
The increased utilisation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in radiation therapy (RT) has led to the implementation of MRI simulators for RT treatment planning and influenced the development of MRI-guided treatment systems. There is extensive literature on the advantages of MRI for tumour volume and organ-at-risk delineation compared to computed tomography. MRI provides both anatomical and functional information for RT treatment planning (RTP) as well as quantitative information to assess tumour response for adaptive treatment...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188697/a-case-study-evaluating-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-to-minimise-long-term-toxicity-in-a-young-patient-with-bulky-mediastinal-hodgkin-lymphoma
#20
Jonathan M Tomaszewski, Sarah Crook, Kenneth Wan, Lucille Scott, Farshad Foroudi
Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, but late toxicities such as cardiovascular disease and second malignancy are a major concern. Our aim was to evaluate the potential of deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to reduce cardiac dose from mediastinal radiotherapy. A 24 year-old male with early-stage bulky mediastinal Hodgkin lymphoma received involved-site radiotherapy as part of a combined modality programme. Simulation was performed in free breathing (FB) and DIBH...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
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