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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205452/in-vivo-dosimetry-in-uk-external-beam-radiotherapy-current-and-future-usage
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Niall D MacDougall, Michael Graveling, Vibeke N Hansen, Kevin Brownsword, Andrew Morgan
OBJECTIVES: Towards Safer Radiotherapy (1) recommended that radiotherapy centres should have protocols in place for in vivo dosimetry (IVD) monitoring at the beginning of patient treatment courses. This report determines IVD implementation in the UK in 2014, the methods used and makes recommendations on future use. METHODS: Evidence from peer-reviewed journals was used in conjunction with the first survey of UK radiotherapy centres' IVD practice since the publication of TSRT...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194655/practical-time-considerations-for-optically-stimulated-luminescent-dosimetry-osld-in-total-body-irradiation
#2
Martin Butson, Mamoon Haque, Leon Smith, Ethan Butson, David Odgers, Dane Pope, Tina Gorjiana, May Whitaker, Johnny Morales, Angela Hong, Robin Hill
Total body irradiation (TBI) treatments are used to treat the whole body in preparation for hematopoietic stem cell (or bone marrow) transplantation. Our standard clinical regimen is a 12 Gy in 6 fraction, bi-daily technique using 6 MV X-rays at an extended Source-to-Surface distance (SSD) of 300 cm. Utilizing these characteristics, the beam dose rate is reduced below 7 cGy/min as is standard for TBI treatment. Dose received by the patient is monitored using optically stimulated luminescent dosimetry (OSLD)...
February 13, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193503/clinical-translation-of-a-psma-inhibitor-for-99m-tc-based-spect
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Guillermina Ferro-Flores, Myrna Luna-Gutiérrez, Blanca Ocampo-García, Clara Santos-Cuevas, Erika Azorín-Vega, Nallely Jiménez-Mancilla, Emmanuel Orocio-Rodríguez, Jenny Davanzo, Francisco O García-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is highly over-expressed in advanced prostate cancers. (68)Ga-labeled PSMA inhibitors (iPSMA) are currently used for prostate cancer detection by PET imaging. The availability of simple, efficient and reproducible radiolabeling procedures is essential for developing new SPECT radiopharmaceuticals for clinical translation. The aim of this research was to prepare (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-Lys(Nal)-Urea-Glu ((99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA) obtained from lyophilized kit formulations and evaluate the in vitro and in vivo radiopharmaceutical binding to prostate cancer cells over-expressing PSMA, as well as the (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA normal biodistribution in humans and the preliminary uptake in patients with prostate cancer...
February 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193241/present-state-and-issues-in-iort-physics
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REVIEW
Frank W Hensley
Literature was reviewed to assess the physical aspects governing the present and emerging technologies used in intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). Three major technologies were identified: treatment with electrons, treatment with external generators of kV X-rays and electronic brachytherapy. Although also used in IORT, literature on brachytherapy with radioactive sources is not systematically reviewed since an extensive own body of specialized literature and reviews exists in this field. A comparison with radioactive sources is made in the use of balloon catheters for partial breast irradiation where these are applied in almost an identical applicator technique as used with kV X-ray sources...
January 27, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166056/on-the-in-vivo-photochemical-rate-parameters-for-pdt-reactive-oxygen-species-modeling
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Michele M Kim, Ashwini A Ghogare, Alexander Greer, Timothy C Zhu
Photosensitizer photochemical parameters are crucial data in accurate dosimetry for photodynamic therapy (PDT) based on photochemical modeling. Progress has been made in the last few decades in determining the photochemical properties of commonly used photosensitizers (PS), but mostly in solution or in vitro. Recent developments allow for the estimation of some of these photochemical parameters in vivo. This review will cover the currently available in vivo photochemical properties of photosensitizers as well as the techniques for measuring those parameters...
March 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143574/feasibility-of-real-time-mr-thermal-dose-mapping-for-predicting-radiofrequency-ablation-outcome-in-the-myocardium-in-vivo
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Solenn Toupin, Pierre Bour, Matthieu Lepetit-Coiffé, Valéry Ozenne, Baudouin Denis de Senneville, Rainer Schneider, Alexis Vaussy, Arnaud Chaumeil, Hubert Cochet, Frédéric Sacher, Pierre Jaïs, Bruno Quesson
BACKGROUND: Clinical treatment of cardiac arrhythmia by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) currently lacks quantitative and precise visualization of lesion formation in the myocardium during the procedure. This study aims at evaluating thermal dose (TD) imaging obtained from real-time magnetic resonance (MR) thermometry on the heart as a relevant indicator of the thermal lesion extent. METHODS: MR temperature mapping based on the Proton Resonance Frequency Shift (PRFS) method was performed at 1...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121381/experimental-evaluation-of-x-ray-acoustic-computed-tomography-for-radiotherapy-dosimetry-applications
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Susannah Hickling, Hao Lei, Maritza Hobson, Pierre Léger, Xueding Wang, Issam El Naqa
PURPOSE: The aim of this work was to experimentally demonstrate the feasibility of x-ray acoustic computed tomography (XACT) as a dosimetry tool in a clinical radiotherapy environment. METHODS: The acoustic waves induced following a single pulse of linear accelerator irradiation in a water tank were detected with an immersion ultrasound transducer. By rotating the collimator and keeping the transducer stationary, acoustic signals at varying angles surrounding the field were detected and reconstructed to form an XACT image...
December 9, 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102836/preparation-characterization-and-in-vitro-dosimetry-of-dispersed-engineered-nanomaterials
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Glen M DeLoid, Joel M Cohen, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Philip Demokritou
Evidence continues to grow of the importance of in vitro and in vivo dosimetry in the hazard assessment and ranking of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Accurate dose metrics are particularly important for in vitro cellular screening to assess the potential health risks or bioactivity of ENMs. To ensure meaningful and reproducible quantification of in vitro dose, with consistent measurement and reporting between laboratories, it is necessary to adopt standardized and integrated methodologies for (i) generation of stable ENM suspensions in cell culture media; (ii) colloidal characterization of suspended ENMs, particularly of properties that determine particle kinetics in an in vitro system (size distribution and formed agglomerate effective density); and (iii) robust numerical fate and transport modeling for accurate determination of the ENM dose delivered to cells over the course of the in vitro exposure...
February 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089526/a-feasibility-study-of-2-mm-bolus-for-postmastectomy-radiation-therapy
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Lauren C Das, Daniel W Golden, Eugenia Perevalova, Anthony C Wong, Kimberly De Nardo, Christopher Stepaniak, Daniel S Joyce, Bradley P McCabe, Yasmin Hasan, Steven J Chmura, Anne McCall
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the use of daily 2-mm bolus in patients undergoing postmastectomy radiation without reconstruction using optically stimulated luminescence dosimetry and weekly assessment of skin toxicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We prospectively collected data from the first 49 women treated with a daily 2-mm Superflab bolus during their postmastectomy radiation therapy from 2013 to 2016 at The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross...
October 24, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067253/whole-organ-and-islet-of-langerhans-dosimetry-for-calculation-of-absorbed-doses-resulting-from-imaging-with-radiolabeled-exendin
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Inge van der Kroon, Wietske Woliner-van der Weg, Maarten Brom, Lieke Joosten, Cathelijne Frielink, Mark W Konijnenberg, Eric P Visser, Martin Gotthardt
Radiolabeled exendin is used for non-invasive quantification of beta cells in the islets of Langerhans in vivo. High accumulation of radiolabeled exendin in the islets raised concerns about possible radiation-induced damage to these islets in man. In this work, islet absorbed doses resulting from exendin-imaging were calculated by combining whole organ dosimetry with small scale dosimetry for the islets. Our model contains the tissues with high accumulation of radiolabeled exendin: kidneys, pancreas and islets...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062708/establishment-of-the-in-vivo-efficacy-of-pretargeted-radioimmunotherapy-utilizing-inverse-electron-demand-diels-alder-click-chemistry
#11
Jacob L Houghton, Rosemery Membreno, Dalya Abdel-Atti, Kristen M Cunanan, Sean Carlin, Wolfgang W Scholz, Pat B Zanzonico, Jason S Lewis, Brian M Zeglis
The pretargeting system based on the inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction (IEDDA) between trans-cyclooctene (TCO) and tetrazine (Tz) combines the favorable pharmacokinetic properties of radiolabeled small molecules with the affinity and specificity of antibodies. This strategy has proven to be an efficient method for the molecularly targeted delivery of pharmaceuticals, including isotopes for radiological imaging. Despite encouraging results from in vivo PET imaging studies, this promising system has yet to be thoroughly evaluated for pretargeted radioimmunotherapy (PRIT)...
January 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048822/su-f-j-163-in-vivo-quantification-of-sequence-parameter-effect-on-geometric-distortion-caused-by-implanted-titanium-brachytherapy-applicator
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T Sullivan, A Diak, M Surucu, J Yacoub, M Harkenrider, S Shea
PURPOSE: The use of MR to plan and evaluate brachytherapy treatment for cervical cancer is increasing given the availability of MR conditional or safe applicators and MRI's proven superiority to CT for characterizing soft tissue lesions. The titanium applicators, however, cause geometric distortions or imaging artifacts, which reduce the utility of MRI for dosimetry. We sought to quantify the observed volume of the same applicator on a previously optimized T2 sequence in comparison to the conventional T2 sequence and CT obtained for brachytherapy planning...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048775/mo-fg-campus-tep1-04-pseudo-in-vivo-dose-verification-of-a-new-mono-isocentric-technique-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-brain-metastases
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E P Pappas, N Papanikolaou, G Kalaitzakis, T Boursianis, D Makris, V Lahanas, I Genitsarios, S Stathakis, L Watts, T Maris, E Pappas
PURPOSE: To validate dose calculation and delivery accuracy of a recently introduced mono-isocentric technique for the treatment of multiple brain metastases in a realistic clinical case. METHODS: Anonymized CT scans of a patient were used to model a hollow phantom that duplicates anatomy of the skull. A 3D printer was used to construct the phantom of a radiologically bone-equivalent material. The hollow phantom was subsequently filled with a polymer gel 3D dosimeter which also acted as a water-equivalent material...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048745/tu-d-brc-01-novel-applications-for-current-epid-technology
#14
J Rottmann
There has been increased deployment of gantry-mounted linacs with onboard kilovoltage x-ray imagers. Despite this trend, most clinics still employ beam's-eye-view (BEV) imaging using flat panel electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) as a highly useful means of verifying geometric localization pre- and post-delivery. In recent years, there has been increased interest in the use of EPIDs for a variety of clinical and investigational applications ranging from megavoltage cone-beam CT, in vivo dosimetry, patient-specific QA to real-time target localization for dynamic MLC-based tumor tracking...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048589/su-f-t-320-assessing-placement-error-of-optically-stimulated-luminescent-in-vivo-dosimeters-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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A Riegel, M Tariq, C Gomez, E Klein
PURPOSE: Optically-stimulated luminescent dosimeters (OSLDs) are increasingly utilized for in vivo dosimetry of complex radiation delivery techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Evaluation of clinical uncertainties such as placement error has not been performed. This work retrospectively investigates the magnitude of placement error using conebeam computed tomography (CBCT) and its effect on measured/planned dose agreement...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048541/su-f-t-327-total-body-irradiation-in-vivo-dose-measurements-using-optically-stimulated-luminescence-osl-nanodots-and-farmer-type-ion-chamber
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H Kaur, S Kumar, B Sarkar, T Ganesh, U Giri, K Jassal, S Rathinamuthu, G Gulia, V Gopal, B Mohanti, A Munshi
PURPOSE: This study was performed to analyze the agreement between optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) nanoDots measured doses and 0.6 cc Farmer type ionization chamber measured doses during total body irradiation (TBI). METHODS: In-vivo dose measurements using OSL nanoDots and Farmer chamber were done in a total of twelve patients who received TBI at our center by bilateral parallel-opposed beams technique. In this technique, the patient is kept inside the TBI box which is filled with rice bags and irradiated using two bilateral parallel opposed beams of 40×40 cm(2) size with 45° collimator rotation at an SSD of 333...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048411/th-cd-bra-12-impact-of-a-magnetic-field-on-the-response-from-a-plastic-scintillation-detector
#17
F Therriault-Proulx, Z Wen, G Ibbott, S Beddar
PURPOSE: To study the effect of a strong magnetic field on the scintillation and the stem effect from a plastic scintillation detector (PSD) and evaluate its accuracy to measure dose. METHODS: A plastic scintillation detector and a bare plastic fiber were placed inside a magnet of adjustable field strength (B=0-1.5T) and irradiated by a 6-MV photon beam (Elekta Versa HD LINAC). The PSD was built in-house using a scintillating fiber (BCF-60, 3-mm long × 1-mm diameter) coupled to an optical fiber similar to the bare fiber (PMMA, 12-m long, 1-mm diameter)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048299/su-f-sps-06-implementation-of-a-back-projection-algorithm-for-2d-in-vivo-dosimetry-with-an-epid-system
#18
B Hernandez Reyes, E Rodriguez Perez, M Sosa Aquino
PURPOSE: To implement a back-projection algorithm for 2D dose reconstructions for in vivo dosimetry in radiation therapy using an Electronic Portal Imaging Device (EPID) based on amorphous silicon. METHODS: An EPID system was used to calculate dose-response function, pixel sensitivity map, exponential scatter kernels and beam hardenig correction for the back-projection algorithm. All measurements were done with a 6 MV beam. A 2D dose reconstruction for an irradiated water phantom (30×30×30 cm(3) ) was done to verify the algorithm implementation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048209/su-f-p-55-testicular-scatter-dose-determination-during-prostate-sbrt-with-and-without-pelvic-lymph-nodes
#19
C Venencia, A Germanier, E Garrigo, P Castro Pena, J Torres, S Zunino
PURPOSE: The elective irradiation of pelvis lymph node for prostate cancer is still controversial. Including pelvic lymph node as part of the planning target volume could increase the testicular scatter dose, which could have a clinical impact. The objective of this work was to measure testicular scatter dose for prostate SBRT treatment with and without pelvic lymph nodes using TLD dosimetry. METHODS: A 6MV beam (1000UM/min) produce by a Novalis TX (BrainLAB-VARIAN) equipped HDMLC was used...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048153/su-f-p-33-combining-research-and-professional-practice-in-the-clinical-setting-a-medical-physicist-personal-experience
#20
J L Oacutepez-Tarjuelo
PURPOSE: To initiate a discussion on the current and evolving role of Medical Physicists based on author's professional and research experience in patient safety and quality control. METHODS: Several professionals of the departments of Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology, chiefly devoted to clinical tasks, began a research program on patient safety and quality control in a framework provided by the implementation of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). We performed studies on virtual simulation for IORT, in vivo dosimetry, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), statistical process control (SPC), and receiver operating characteristics of dosimetric equipment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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