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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437010/technical-note-comparison-of-peripheral-patient-dose-from-mr-guided-60-co-therapy-and-6mv-linear-accelerator-igrt
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Pascal Hauri, Roger A Hälg, Uwe Schneider
PURPOSE: The use of X-ray imaging in radiation therapy can give a substantial dose to the patient. A Cobalt machine combined with an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was recently introduced to clinical work. One positive aspect of using non-ionizing imaging devices is the reduction of the patient exposure. The purpose of this study was to quantify the difference in out-of-field dose to the patient between the image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) treatment applied with a linear accelerator with cone beam CT (CBCT) equipment and a Cobalt machine combined with an MRI...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428474/evaluation-of-absorbed-dose-for-cbct-in-image-guided-radiation-therapy-comparison-of-each-devices-and-facilities
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Yumiko Kitazato, Noriyuki Kuga, Katsutoshi Shirieda, Masahiro Enzaki, Yuji Nakaguchi, Yoshinobu Shimohigashi, Toshihisa Kawasaki, Masahiko Toyoda, Daisuke Kawahara, Fujio Araki, Shinji Kawamura
Recently, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is used worldwide, highly accurate verification of the location using image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) has become critical. However, the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to ascertain the location each time raises concerns about its influence on radiotherapy dosage and increased radiation exposure. The purpose of this study was to measure the absorbed dose using nine kilovoltage (kV) devices and two megavoltage (MV) devices (total 11 devices) at eight facilities, compare the absorbed dose among the devices, and assess the characteristics of the respective devices to ensure optimal clinical operation...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419147/cone-beam-computed-tomography-with-automated-bone-subtraction-in-preoperative-embolization-for-pelvic-bone-tumors
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Dae Yong Park, Hyo-Cheol Kim, Jin Wook Chung, Saebeom Hur, Minuk Kim, Myungsu Lee, Hwan Jun Jae
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of cone-beam computed tomography with automated bone subtraction (CBCT-ABS) in the preoperative embolization of hypervascular tumors located in the pelvic bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 26 patients with pelvic bone tumors who underwent preoperative embolization between January 2014 and October 2016. A CBCT-ABS scan was taken in a total of 17 patients (CBCT-ABS group), and only a series of digital subtraction angiographies (DSAs) was taken in the remaining 9 patients (DSA group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414799/comprehensive-evaluation-of-ten-deformable-image-registration-algorithms-for-contour-propagation-between-ct-and-cone-beam-ct-images-in-adaptive-head-neck-radiotherapy
#4
Xin Li, Yuyu Zhang, Yinghua Shi, Shuyu Wu, Yang Xiao, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
Deformable image registration (DIR) is a critical technic in adaptive radiotherapy (ART) for propagating contours between planning computerized tomography (CT) images and treatment CT/cone-beam CT (CBCT) images to account for organ deformation for treatment re-planning. To validate the ability and accuracy of DIR algorithms in organ at risk (OAR) contour mapping, ten intensity-based DIR strategies, which were classified into four categories-optical flow-based, demons-based, level-set-based and spline-based-were tested on planning CT and fractional CBCT images acquired from twenty-one head & neck (H&N) cancer patients who underwent 6~7-week intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410682/integrated-digital-tomosynthesis-for-patient-positioning-of-image-guided-radiation-therapy
#5
Hui Yan, Jian-Rong Dai
PURPOSE: Digital Tomosynthesis (DTS), originally developed for diagnostic applications, has been recently introduced to image guided radiotherapy (IGRT). Due to limited scan range, DTS was featured by anisotropic spatial resolution. A new approach, integrated DTS (IDTS), was developed to improve image resolution of DTS for patient positioning in IGRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For registration purpose, both on-board IDTS (O-IDTS) and reference IDTS (R-IDTS) were required...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409246/the-impact-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-setup-errors-during-external-beam-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
#6
Cem Onal, Yemliha Dolek, Yurday Ozdemir
PURPOSE: To determine whether setup errors during external beam radiation therapy (RT) for prostate cancer are influenced by the combination of androgen deprivation treatment (ADT) and RT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 175 patients treated for prostate cancer were retrospectively analyzed. Treatment was as follows: concurrent ADT plus RT, 33 patients (19%); neoadjuvant and concurrent ADT plus RT, 91 patients (52%); RT only, 51 patients (29%). Required couch shifts without rotations were recorded for each megavoltage (MV) cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan, and corresponding alignment shifts were recorded as left-right (x), superior-inferior (y), and anterior-posterior (z)...
April 13, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404877/clinical-study-of-the-time-of-repeated-computed-tomography-and-replanning-for-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#7
Xiujuan Gai, Yumei Wei, Hengmin Tao, Jian Zhu, Baosheng Li
PURPOSE: To study the necessity of repeat computed tomography (CT) scan and replanning and know a more accurate time using weekly kilovoltage cone beam computed tomography (kV-CBCT) scans for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) during radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thirteen NPC patients treated with IMRT were enrolled into this prospective study. Weekly pretreatment kV-CBCT scans were performed on the 1st, 6th, 11st, 16th, 21st and 26th radiation time, respectively...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397316/proposed-expansion-margins-for-planning-organ-at-risk-volume-for-lenses-during-radiation-therapy-of-the-nasal-cavity-in-dogs-and-cats
#8
Zaki Jafry, Arnon Gal, Andre Fleck, Johnson Darko, Valerie J Poirier
Radiation therapy protocols for the feline or canine nasal cavity can damage epithelial cells of the posterior pole of the lens and lead to the development of cataracts. Aims of this retrospective, descriptive study were to calculate movements of the lens during radiation therapy of the nasal cavity in a sample of cats and dogs, and to propose species-specific expansion margins for planning organ at risk volume (PRV) to minimize radiation doses to the lens. All included patients were immobilized with an indexed bite block and positioned in a vacuum positioning cushion for head irradiation...
April 11, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393820/comparison-of-gray-values-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-with-hounsfield-units-of-multislice-computed-tomography-an-in-vitro-study
#9
Sanjana Patrick, N Praveen Birur, Keerthi Gurushanth, A Shubhasini Raghavan, Shubha Gurudath
PURPOSE: Hounsfield unit (HU) provides a quantitative evaluation of bone density. The assessment of bone density is essential for successful treatment plan. Although, multislice computed tomography (MSCT) is considered as gold standard in evaluating bone density, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is frequently used in dentomaxillofacial imaging due to lower radiation dose, less complex device, and images with satisfactory resolution. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine and compare the gray value and HU value of hypodense and hyperdense structures on CBCT and MSCT, respectively...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392852/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-c-arm-cone-beam-ct-guided-percutaneous-transthoracic-needle-biopsy-of-lung-nodules
#10
Gao-Wu Yan, Anup Bhetuwal, Gao-Wen Yan, Qin-Quan Sun, Xiang-Ke Niu, Yu Zhou, Li-Fa Li, Bin-Zhong Li, Hao Zeng, Chuan Zhang, Bing Li, Xiao-Xue Xu, Han-Feng Yang, Yong Du
BACKGROUND: A systematic review and meta-analysis of all available publications was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB) using a C-Arm Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) system in patients with lung nodules. MATERIAL/METHODS: Thedatabases of PUBMED, OVID, EBSCO, EMBASE, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) were systematically searched for relevant original articles on the diagnostic accuracy of CBCT-guided PTNB for the diagnosis of nodules in the lungs...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392311/two-examples-of-indication-specific-radiation-dose-calculations-in-dental-cbct-and-multidetector-ct-scanners
#11
Andreas Stratis, Guozhi Zhang, Xochitl Lopez-Rendon, Constantinus Politis, Robert Hermans, Reinhilde Jacobs, Ria Bogaerts, Eman Shaheen, Hilde Bosmans
PURPOSE: To calculate organ doses and estimate the effective dose for justification purposes in patients undergoing orthognathic treatment planning purposes and temporal bone imaging in dental cone beam CT (CBCT) and Multidetector CT (MDCT) scanners. METHODS: The radiation dose to the ICRP reference male voxel phantom was calculated for dedicated orthognathic treatment planning acquisitions via Monte Carlo simulations in two dental CBCT scanners, Promax 3D Max (Planmeca, FI) and NewTom VGi evo (QR s...
April 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384972/comparison-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-multi-slice-computed-tomography-image-quality-of-human-dried-mandible-using-10-anatomical-landmarks
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Samira Saati, Fatemeh Kaveh, Shiva Yarmohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has gained a broad acceptance in dentomaxillofacial imaging. Computed Tomography (CT) is another imaging modality for diagnosis and preoperative assessments of the head and neck region. AIM: Considering the increased radiation exposure and high cost of CT, this study sought to subjectively assess the image quality of CBCT and Multi Slice CT (MSCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A dry human mandible was scanned by five CBCT systems (New Tom 3G, Scanora, CRANEX 3D, Promax and Galileos) and one MSCT system...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376773/effect-of-patient-anxiety-on-image-motion-artefacts-in-cbct
#13
Elif Yıldızer Keriş
BACKGROUND: Artefacts in images related to patient movement decrease image quality, potentially necessitating re-scanning, which leads to an extra radiation dose for the patient. Thus, avoiding patient motion reduces patient exposure to radiation. The aim of this study was to analyse image motion artefacts (MAs) and how they are affected by patient anxiety during cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) examination. METHODS: A total of 100 patients undergoing CBCT examination were investigated...
April 4, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365888/cone-beam-computed-tomography-for-dental-and-maxillofacial-imaging-technique-improvement-and-low-dose-protocols
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Beatrice Feragalli, Osvaldo Rampado, Cecilia Abate, Monica Macrì, Felice Festa, Francesco Stromei, Sergio Caputi, Giuseppe Guglielmi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate images quality and radiation doses of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for dental and maxillofacial imaging testing five different acquisition protocols. METHODS: Dose measurements of different acquisition protocols were calculated for Pax Zenith three-dimensional (3D) Cone Beam (Vatech, Korea) and for conventional orthopantomography (OPT) and cephalometric skull imaging Ortophos (Sirona Dental Systems, Bernsheim, Germany)...
April 1, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361027/cone-beam-computed-tomography-analysis-of-accessory-maxillary-ostium-and-haller-cells-prevalence-and-clinical-significance
#15
Ibrahim K Ali, Kaustubh Sansare, Freny R Karjodkar, Kavita Vanga, Prashant Salve, Ajinkya M Pawar
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of Haller cells and accessory maxillary ostium (AMO) in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images, and to analyze the relationships among Haller cells, AMO, and maxillary sinusitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Volumetric CBCT scans from 201 patients were retrieved from our institution's Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine archive folder. Two observers evaluated the presence of Haller cells, AMO, and maxillary sinusitis in the CBCT scans...
March 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355964/study-of-image-qualities-from-6d-robot-based-cbct-imaging-system-of-small-animal-irradiator
#16
Sunil Sharma, Ganesh Narayanasamy, Richard Clarkson, Ming Chao, Eduardo G Moros, Xin Zhang, Yulong Yan, Marjan Boerma, Nava Paudel, Steven Morrill, Peter Corry, Robert J Griffin
PURPOSE: To assess the quality of cone beam computed tomography images obtained by a robotic arm-based and image-guided small animal conformal radiation therapy device. METHOD AND MATERIALS: The small animal conformal radiation therapy device is equipped with a 40 to 225 kV X-ray tube mounted on a custom made gantry, a 1024 × 1024 pixels flat panel detector (200 μm resolution), a programmable 6 degrees of freedom robot for cone beam computed tomography imaging and conformal delivery of radiation doses...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345214/effects-from-changes-to-the-medicare-benefits-schedule-in-2014-on-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-panoramic-radiography-scans-across-australia
#17
Alyssa Zhang, Louise F Brown, Paul A Monsour
INTRODUCTION: This study examines the effects of the new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) operating from 1st November 2014 on the number of Medicare rebated panoramic radiography (PR) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. METHODS: Data for rebated PR and CBCT scans were extracted from Medicare Australia Statistics online for four 12-month periods: November 2011-October 2012, November 2012-October 2013, November 2013-October 2014 and December 2014-November 2015...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343303/can-real-time-rgbd-enhance-intraoperative-cone-beam-ct
#18
Javad Fotouhi, Bernhard Fuerst, Wolfgang Wein, Nassir Navab
PURPOSE: Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an important 3D imaging technology for orthopedic, trauma, radiotherapy guidance, angiography, and dental applications. The major limitation of CBCT is the poor image quality due to scattered radiation, truncation, and patient movement. In this work, we propose to incorporate information from a co-registered Red-Green-Blue-Depth (RGBD) sensor attached near the detector plane of the C-arm to improve the reconstruction quality, as well as correcting for undesired rigid patient movement...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335794/tumor-motion-changes-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-liver-tumors-an-evaluation-based-on-four-dimensional-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-fiducial-markers
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Yoshinobu Shimohigashi, Ryo Toya, Tetsuo Saito, Osamu Ikeda, Masato Maruyama, Keisuke Yonemura, Yuji Nakaguchi, Yudai Kai, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Natsuo Oya, Fujio Araki
BACKGROUND: For stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) of liver tumors, tumor motion induced by respiration must be taken into account in planning and treatment. We evaluated whether liver tumor motion at the planning simulation represents liver tumor motion during SBRT, and estimated inter- and intrafractional tumor motion changes in patients undergoing liver SBRT. METHODS: Ten patients underwent four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (4D-CBCT) image-guided liver SBRT with abdominal compression (AC) and fiducial markers...
March 23, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332142/flat-detector-cone-beam-ct-guided-nephrostomy-using-virtual-navigation-in-patients-with-iatrogenic-ureteral-injury
#20
Dechao Jiao, Zongming Li, Zhiguo Li, Shaofeng Shui, Xin-Wei Han
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of flat detector cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)-guided nephrostomy using virtual navigation in patients with iatrogenic ureteral injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of percutaneous nephrostomy (PN) revealed the use of CBCT with 3D virtual navigation guidance in 42 procedures (40 patients) for patients with iatrogenic ureteral injury. All procedures were shown as second-line interventions after failed ultrasound-guided nephrostomy...
March 22, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
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