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Jiajian Shen, Wei Liu, Joshua Stoker, Xiaoning Ding, Aman Anand, Yanle Hu, Michael G Herman, Martin Bues
PURPOSE: To find an efficient method to configure the proton fluence for a commercial proton pencil beam scanning (PBS) treatment planning system (TPS). METHODS: An in-water dose kernel was developed to mimic the dose kernel of the pencil beam convolution superposition algorithm, which is part of the commercial proton beam therapy planning software, eclipse™ (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA). The field size factor (FSF) was calculated based on the spot profile reconstructed by the in-house dose kernel...
December 2016: Medical Physics
Suresh Rana, ChihYao Cheng, Li Zhao, SungYong Park, Gary Larson, Carlos Vargas, Megan Dunn, Yuanshui Zheng
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dosimetric and radiobiological impact of intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) and RapidArc planning for high-risk prostate cancer with seminal vesicles. METHODS: Ten high-risk prostate cancer cases were included in this retrospective study. For each case, IMPT plans were generated using multiple field optimisation (MFO) technique (two fields) with XiO treatment planning system (TPS), whereas RapidArc plans were generated using double-arc technique (two full arcs) with Eclipse TPS...
May 11, 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Daniel Sanchez-Parcerisa, Maura Kirk, Marcus Fager, Brendan Burgdorf, Malorie Stowe, Tim Solberg, Alejandro Carabe
The development of rotational proton therapy plans based on a pencil-beam-scanning (PBS) system has been limited, among several other factors, by the energy-switching time between layers, a system-dependent parameter that ranges between a fraction of a second and several seconds. We are investigating mono- and bi-energetic rotational proton modulated arc therapy (PMAT) solutions that would not be affected by long energy switching times. In this context, a systematic selection of the optimal proton energy for each arc is vital...
October 14, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Jin Beom Chung, Sang Won Kang, Keun Yong Eom, Changhoon Song, Kyoung Sik Choi, Tae Suk Suh
The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of different commercial quality assurance (QA) systems for the pretreatment verification plan of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) with volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) technique using a flattening-filter-free beam. The verification for 20 pretreatment cancer patients (seven lung, six spine, and seven prostate cancers) were tested using three QA systems (EBT3 film, I'mRT MatriXX array, and MapCHECK). All the SBRT-VMAT plans were optimized in the Eclipse (version 11...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Wambaka A Mampuya, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yoshinori Hirose, Kenji Kitsuda, Takashi Ishigaki, Takashi Mizowaki, Masahiro Hiraoka
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the difference in dose-volumetric data between the analytical anisotropic algorithms (AAA) and the two dose reporting modes of the Acuros XB, namely, the dose to water (AXB_Dw) and dose to medium (AXB_Dm) in lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Thirty-eight plans were generated using the AXB_Dm in Eclipse Treatment Planning System (TPS) and then recalculated with the AXB_Dw and AAA, using identical beam setup. A dose of 50 Gy in 4 fractions was prescribed to the isocenter and the planning target volume (PTV) D95%...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Hao Wu, Fan Jiang, Haizhen Yue, Qiaoqiao Hu, Jian Zhang, Zhuolun Liu, Jian Gong, Sha Li, Jianhao Geng, Yibao Zhang
The unwanted radiation transmission through the multileaf collimators could be reduced by the jaw tracking technique which is commercially available on Varian TrueBeam accelerators. On the basis of identical plans, this study aims to investigate the dosimetric impact of jaw tracking on the volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans. Using Eclipse treatment planning system (TPS), 40 jaw-tracking VMAT plans with various tumor volumes and shapes were optimized. Fixed jaw plans were created by editing the jaw coordinates of the jaw-tracking plans while other parameters were identical...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Nicholas Hardcastle, Bradley M Oborn, Annette Haworth
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) aims to deliver a highly conformal ablative dose to a small target. Dosimetric verification of SBRT for lung tumors presents a challenge due to heterogeneities, moving targets, and small fields. Recent software (M3D) designed for dosimetric verification of lung SBRT treatment plans using an advanced convolution-superposition algorithm was evaluated. Ten lung SBRT patients covering a range of tumor volumes were selected. 3D CRT plans were created using the XiO treatment planning system (TPS) with the superposition algorithm...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Gangarapu Sri Krishna, Vuppu Srinivas, K M Ayyangar, Palreddy Yadagiri Reddy
Recently, Eclipse treatment planning system (TPS) version 8.8 was upgraded to the latest version 13.6. It is customary that the vendor gives training on how to upgrade the existing software to the new version. However, the customer is provided less inner details about changes in the new software version. According to manufacturer, accuracy of point dose calculations and irregular treatment planning is better in the new version (13.6) compared to the old version (8.8). Furthermore, the new version uses voxel-based calculations while the earlier version used point dose calculations...
July 2016: Journal of Medical Physics
Vijayalakshmi Kuppusamy, Vivekanandan Nagarajan, Lavanya Murugan
AIM: To validate and implement PTW diamond secondary check software (SCS) in a routine clinical use. BACKGROUND: The secondary independent monitor unit or dose calculation verifications have led to a significant increase in the workflow associated with QA treatments. Modelling, validation and commissioning are necessary steps thereby making it a useful tool for QA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PTW Diamond SCS is capable of calculating VMAT fields, based on modified Clarkson integration, accounting for multi-leaf collimators (MLC) transmission and measured collimator scatter factors...
September 2016: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Ayyalasomayajula Anil Kumar, Roopa Rani Akula, Komanduri Ayyangar, Krishna Reddy P, Srinivas Vuppu, P V Lakshmi Narayana, A Durga Prasada Rao
This paper presents a new approach towards the quality assurance of external beam plans using in-house-developed DICOM import and export software in a clinical setup. The new approach is different from what is currently used in most clinics, viz., only MU and point dose are verified. The DICOM-RT software generates ASCII files to import/export structure sets, treatment beam data, and dose-volume histo-grams (DVH) from one treatment planning system (TPS) to the other. An efficient and reliable 3D planning system, ROPS, was used for verifying the accuracy of treatment plans and treatment plan parameters...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Witold Matysiak, Daniel Yeung, Roelf Slopsema, Zuofeng Li
Existing proton therapy pencil-beam scanning (PBS) systems have limitations on the minimum range to which a patient can be treated. This limitation arises from practical considerations, such as beam current intensity, layer spacing, and delivery time. The range shifter (RS) - a slab of stopping material inserted between the nozzle and the patient - is used to reduce the residual range of the incident beam so that the treatment ranges can be extended to shallow depths. Accurate modeling of the RS allows one to calculate the beam spot size entering the patient, given the proton energy, for arbitrary positions and thicknesses of the RS in the beam path...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Katharina Bell, Yvonne Dzierma, Jan Palm, Frank Nuesken, Norbert Licht, Christian Rübe
PURPOSE: The modulated arc (mARC) technique as an alternative to VMAT is a rotational IMRT irradiation with burst mode delivery. Varian has recently implemented an option for mARC-planning into the Eclipse treatment planning system (TPS) and so far mARC-planning with this TPS has not been evaluated systematically. Therefore, for prostate treatment with Eclipse we compare mARC with IMRT using flat (6MV) and flattening-filter-free (FFF, 7MV) beam energies. METHODS: For ten prostate cancer patients standardized re-contouring and re-planning was performed with a prescription of 76Gy to the complete planning-target-volume (PTV)...
March 2016: Physica Medica: PM
Marius Røthe Arnesen, Bernt Louni Rekstad, Caroline Stokke, Kjersti Bruheim, Ayca Muftuler Løndalen, Taran Paulsen Hellebust, Eirik Malinen
BACKGROUND: Patients with large, locally advanced cervical cancers (LACC) are challenging to treat. The purpose of this work is to use 18F-FDG PET as planning basis for a short-course simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in external beam radiotherapy of LACC in order to increase tumour shrinkage and likelihood of local control. METHODS: Ten previously treated patients with LACC were included, all with pre-treatment FDG PET/CT images available. The FDG avid tumour volume, MTV50, was dose escalated in silico by intensity modulated radiotherapy from the standard 1...
March 12, 2016: Radiation Oncology
Lalith K Kumaraswamy, Zhengzheng Xu, Daniel W Bailey, Jonathan D Schmitt, Matthew B Podgorsak
The Eclipse treatment planning system uses a single dosimetric leaf gap (DLG) value to retract all multileaf collimator leaf positions during dose calculation to model the rounded leaf ends. This study evaluates the dosimetric impact of the 2D variation of DLG on clinical treatment plans based on their degree of fluence modulation. In-house software was developed to retrospectively apply the 2D variation of DLG to 61 clinically treated VMAT plans, as well as to several test plans. The level of modulation of the VMAT cases were determined by calculating their modulation complexity score (MCS)...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Ananda Giri Babu Alagar, Ganesh Kadirampatti Mani, Kaviarasu Karunakaran
Small fields smaller than 4 × 4 cm2 are used in stereotactic and conformal treatments where heterogeneity is normally present. Since dose calculation accuracy in both small fields and heterogeneity often involves more discrepancy, algorithms used by treatment planning systems (TPS) should be evaluated for achieving better treatment results. This report aims at evaluating accuracy of four model-based algorithms, X-ray Voxel Monte Carlo (XVMC) from Monaco, Superposition (SP) from CMS-Xio, AcurosXB (AXB) and analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA) from Eclipse are tested against the measurement...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Lihui Jin, Robert A Price, Lu Wang, Joshua Meyer, James Jiajin Fan, Chang Ming Charlie Ma
PURPOSE: The CyberKnife M6 (CK-M6) Series introduced a multileaf collimator (MLC) for extending its capability from stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT) to conventionally fractionated radiotherapy. This work is to investigate the dosimetric quality of plans that are generated using MLC-shaped beams on the CK-M6, as well as their delivery time, via comparisons with the intensity modulated radiotherapy plans that were clinically used on a Varian Linac for treating hepatic lesions...
February 2016: Medical Physics
Ji-Hye Song, Min-Joo Kim, So-Hyun Park, Seu-Ran Lee, Min-Young Lee, Dong Soo Lee, Tae Suk Suh
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 119 instructed institutions to use a low-dose threshold of 10% or a region of interest determined by the jaw setting when they collected gamma analysis quality assurance (QA) data for the planar dose distribution. However, there are no clinical data to quantitatively demonstrate the impact of the low-dose threshold on the gamma index. Therefore, we performed a gamma analysis with various low-dose thresholds in the range of 0% to 15% according to both global and local normalization and different acceptance criteria (3%/3 mm, 2%/2 mm, and 1%/1 mm)...
2015: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Serap Çatli
High atomic number and density of dental implants leads to major problems at providing an accurate dose distribution in radiotherapy and contouring tumors and organs caused by the artifact in head and neck tumors. The limits and deficiencies of the algorithms using in the treatment planning systems can lead to large errors in dose calculation, and this may adversely affect the patient's treatment. In the present study, four commercial dental implants were used: pure titanium, titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V), amalgam, and crown...
2015: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
P M McCowan, E Van Uytven, T Van Beek, G Asuni, B M C McCurdy
PURPOSE: Radiation treatments have become increasingly more complex with the development of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). SBRT involves the delivery of substantially larger doses over fewer fractions than conventional therapy. SBRT-VMAT treatments will strongly benefit from in vivo patient dose verification, as any errors in delivery can be more detrimental to the radiobiology of the patient as compared to conventional therapy...
December 2015: Medical Physics
Zhao Xie, Jinyou Hu, Lian Zou, Weisha Zhang, Yuxin Zou, Kelin Luo, Xiangxiang Liu, Luxin Yu
OBJECTIVE: The automatic generation of planning targets and auxiliary contours have achieved in Eclipse TPS 11.0. METHODS: The scripting language autohotkey was used to develop a software for automatically generated contours in Eclipse TPS. This software is named Contour Auto Margin (CAM), which is composed of operational functions of contours, script generated visualization and script file operations. RESULTS Ten cases in different cancers have separately selected, in Eclipse TPS 11...
March 2015: Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Instrumentation
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