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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439497/study-of-recombinant-human-interleukin-12-for-treatment-of-complications-after-radiotherapy-for-tumor-patients
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Na Guo, Wen-Qin Wang, Xiao-Jing Gong, Lei Gao, Li-Rong Yang, Wei-Na Yu, Hong-Yu Shen, Ling-Qin Wan, Xi-Feng Jia, Yi-Shan Wang, Yi Zhao
AIM: To evaluate the treatment effects of recombinant human interleukin-12 (rhIL-12) on radiotherapy complications, such as severe myelosuppression or pancytopenia, the decline or imbalance of immune function, etc. METHODS: The patients received high-dose and short-course precise radiotherapy, such as Cyber knife and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), which can cause myelosuppression or pancytopenia and immune function decline within a short time. One-hundred subjects were enrolled in the study, and 50 were randomized to a treatment group which used rhIL-12 and 50 were randomized to a control group which used symptomatic and supportive therapy after radiotherapy...
April 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437010/technical-note-comparison-of-peripheral-patient-dose-from-mr-guided-60-co-therapy-and-6mv-linear-accelerator-igrt
#2
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/28434799/improved-outcomes-with-dose-escalation-in-localized-prostate-cancer-treated-with-precision-image-guided-radiotherapy
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Hamid Raziee, Fabio Y Moraes, Jure Murgic, Melvin L K Chua, Melania Pintilie, Peter Chung, Cynthia Ménard, Andrew Bayley, Mary Gospodarowicz, Padraig Warde, Tim Craig, Charles Catton, Robert G Bristow, David A Jaffray, Alejandro Berlin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dose-escalated radiotherapy (DE) improves outcomes in localized prostate cancer (PCa). The impact of DE in the context of image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) remains unknown. Herein, we determined outcomes of three sequential cohorts treated with progressive DE-IGRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from 1998 to 2012. Patients treated with radical radiotherapy were included, with three sequential institutional schedules: (A) 75.6Gy, (B) 79...
April 20, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428474/evaluation-of-absorbed-dose-for-cbct-in-image-guided-radiation-therapy-comparison-of-each-devices-and-facilities
#4
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/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/28377138/daily-ct-guidance-improves-target-coverage-during-definitive-radiation-therapy-for-gastric-malt-lymphoma
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He Wang, Sarah A Milgrom, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Grace L Smith, Mary Martel, Chelsea C Pinnix
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy (RT) for gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is challenging because of variation in the stomach's position, size, and shape. We investigated the interfractional changes in stomach location, consequent dosimetric effects, and impact of daily computed tomography image guidance RT (CT-IGRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twelve patients treated for gastric MALT lymphoma with intensity modulated radiation therapy, using a breath-hold technique and restriction of oral intake, were studied retrospectively...
March 6, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374321/reduced-late-urinary-toxicity-with-high-dose-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-using-intra-prostate-fiducial-markers-for-localized-prostate-cancer
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A Zapatero, M Roch, D Büchser, P Castro, L Fernández-Banda, G Pozo, O Liñán, C Martin de Vidales, A Cruz-Conde, F García-Vicente
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with intra-prostate fiducial markers image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) on the incidence of late urinary toxicity compared to 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) for patients with prostate cancer (PC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We selected 733 consecutive patients with localized PC treated with dose-escalation radiotherapy between 2001 and 2014. Eligibility criteria were radiation dose >72...
April 3, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337425/post-prostatectomy-image-guided-radiotherapy-the-invisible-target-concept
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REVIEW
Florent Vilotte, Mickael Antoine, Maxime Bobin, Igor Latorzeff, Stéphane Supiot, Pierre Richaud, Laurence Thomas, Nicolas Leduc, Stephane Guérif, Jone Iriondo-Alberdi, Renaud de Crevoisier, Paul Sargos
In the era of intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) appears crucial to control dose delivery and to promote dose escalation while allowing healthy tissue sparing. The place of IGRT following radical prostatectomy is poorly described in the literature. This review aims to highlight some key points on the different IGRT techniques applicable to prostatic bed radiotherapy. Furthermore, methods used to evaluate target motion and to reduce planning target volume margins will also be explored...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332342/evaluation-of-the-truebeam-machine-performance-check-mpc-geometric-checks-for-daily-igrt-geometric-accuracy-quality-assurance
#9
Michael P Barnes, Peter B Greer
Machine Performance Check (MPC) is an automated and integrated image-based tool for verification of beam and geometric performance of the TrueBeam linac. The aims of the study were to evaluate the performance of the MPC geometric tests relevant to OBI/CBCT IGRT geometric accuracy. This included evaluation of the MPC isocenter and couch tests. Evaluation was performed by comparing MPC to QA tests performed routinely in the department over a 4-month period. The MPC isocenter tests were compared against an in-house developed Winston-Lutz test and the couch compared against routine mechanical QA type procedures...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321456/-comparison-of-combined-imrt-and-igrt-with-conventional-3d-crt-in-the-irradiation-of-prostate-cancer-studying-the-advantages-strongly-depends-on-the-conditions
#10
Norbert Hodapp
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March 20, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297443/comparison-of-automatic-image-registration-uncertainty-for-three-igrt-systems-using-a-male-pelvis-phantom
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Jeffrey Barber, Jonathan R Sykes, Lois Holloway, David I Thwaites
A series of phantom images using the CIRS Virtual Human Male Pelvis was acquired across available dose ranges for three image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) imaging systems: Elekta XVI CBCT, Varian TrueBeam CBCT, and TomoTherapy MV CT. Each image was registered to a fan-beam CT within the XVI software 100 times with random initial offsets. The residual registration error was analyzed to assess the role of imaging hardware and reconstruction in the uncertainty of the IGRT process. Residual translation errors were similar for all systems and <0...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297353/comparison-of-manual-and-automatic-mr-ct-registration-for-radiotherapy-of-prostate-cancer
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Anne Sofie Korsager, Jesper Carl, Lasse Riis Østergaard
In image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) of prostate cancer, delineation of the clinical target volume (CTV) often relies on magnetic resonance (MR) because of its good soft-tissue visualization. Registration of MR and computed tomography (CT) is required in order to add this accurate delineation to the dose planning CT. An automatic approach for local MR-CT registration of the prostate has previously been developed using a voxel property-based registration as an alternative to a manual landmark-based registration...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297345/a-software-tool-to-automatically-assure-and-report-daily-treatment-deliveries-by-a-cobalt-60-radiation-therapy-device
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Deshan Yang, H Omar Wooten, Olga Green, Harold H Li, Shi Liu, Xiaoling Li, Vivian Rodriguez, Sasa Mutic, Rojano Kashani
The aims of this study were to develop a method for automatic and immediate verification of treatment delivery after each treatment fraction in order to detect and correct errors, and to develop a comprehensive daily report which includes delivery verification results, daily image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) review, and information for weekly physics reviews. After systematically analyzing the requirements for treatment delivery verification and understanding the available information from a commercial MRI-guided radiotherapy treatment machine, we designed a procedure to use 1) treatment plan files, 2) delivery log files, and 3) beam output information to verify the accuracy and completeness of each daily treatment delivery...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297337/one-year-analysis-of-elekta-cbct-image-quality-using-nps-and-mtf
#14
Satomi Nakahara, Masayuki Tachibana, Yoichi Watanabe
The image quality (IQ) of imaging systems must be sufficiently high for image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Hence, users should implement a quality assurance program to maintain IQ. In our routine IQ tests of the kV cone-beam CT system (Elekta XVI), image noise was quantified by noise standard deviation (NSD), which was the standard deviation of CT numbers measured in a small area in an image of an IQ test phantom (Catphan), and the high spatial resolution (HSR) was evaluated by the number of line-pairs (LPN) visually recognizable in the image...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297279/difference-in-performance-between-3d-and-4d-cbct-for-lung-imaging-a-dose-and-image-quality-analysis
#15
Sheeba Thengumpallil, Kathleen Smith, Pascal Monnin, Jean Bourhis, François Bochud, Raphaël Moeckli
The study was to describe and to compare the performance of 3D and 4D CBCT imaging modalities by measuring and analyzing the delivered dose and the image quality. The 3D (Chest) and 4D (Symmetry) CBCT Elekta XVI lung IGRT protocols were analyzed. Dose profiles were measured with TLDs inside a dedicated phantom. The dosimetric indicator cone-beam dose index (CBDI) was evaluated. The image quality analysis was performed by assessing the contrast transfer function (CTF), the noise power spectrum (NPS) and the noise-equivalent quanta (NEQ)...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296311/analysis-of-setup-error-based-on-ctvision-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-during-igrt
#16
Shuxu Zhang, Xiang Zhou, Quanbin Zhang, Shaohui Jiang, Ruihao Wang, Guoqian Zhang, Huaiyu Lei, Shengqu Lin
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of CTVision in interfractional setup errors during intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in 12 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. The trend of setup errors as a function of time during a fractionated radiotherapy course was investigated, and the influence of reconstructive thickness on image reconstruction for setup errors was analyzed. The appropriate planning target volume (PTV) margin and planning risk volume (PRV) margin were defined to provide a reference for the design of IMRT for NPC...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290067/expert-system-classifier-for-adaptive-radiation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
#17
Gabriele Guidi, Nicola Maffei, Claudio Vecchi, Giovanni Gottardi, Alberto Ciarmatori, Grazia Maria Mistretta, Ercole Mazzeo, Patrizia Giacobazzi, Frank Lohr, Tiziana Costi
A classifier-based expert system was developed to compare delivered and planned radiation therapy in prostate cancer patients. Its aim is to automatically identify patients that can benefit from an adaptive treatment strategy. The study predominantly addresses dosimetric uncertainties and critical issues caused by motion of hollow organs. 1200 MVCT images of 38 prostate adenocarcinoma cases were analyzed. An automatic daily re-contouring of structures (i.e. rectum, bladder and femoral heads), rigid/deformable registration and dose warping was carried out to simulate dose and volume variations during therapy...
March 13, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256898/the-future-of-image-guided-radiotherapy-will-be-mr-guided
#18
Julianne M Pollard, Zhifei Wen, Ramaswamy Sadagopan, Jihong Wang, Geoffrey S Ibbott
Advances in image-guided radiotherapy (RT) have allowed for dose escalation and more precise radiation treatment delivery. Each decade brings new imaging technologies to help improve RT patient setup. Currently, the most frequently used method of three-dimensional pre-treatment image verification is performed with cone beam CT. However, more recent developments have provided RT with the ability to have on-board MRI coupled to the teleradiotherapy unit. This latest tool for treating cancer is known as MR-guided RT...
March 29, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255386/variation-in-uterus-position-prior-to-brachytherapy-of-the-cervix-a-case-report
#19
M T Georgescu, R Anghel
Rationale: brachytherapy is administered in the treatment of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer following chemoradiotherapy. Lack of local anatomy evaluation prior to this procedure might lead to the selection of an inappropriate brachytherapy applicator, increasing the risk of side effects (e.g. uterus perforation, painful procedure ...). Objective: To assess the movement of the uterus and cervix prior to brachytherapy in patients with gynecological cancer, in order to select the proper type of brachytherapy applicator...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244420/is-dose-deformation-invariance-hypothesis-verified-in-prostate-igrt
#20
Antoine Simon, Amandine Le Maitre, Mohamed Nassef, Bastien Rigaud, Joël Castelli, Oscar Acosta, Pascal Haigron, Caroline Lafond, Renaud de Crevoisier
PURPOSE: To assess dose uncertainties resulting from the dose deformation-invariance hypothesis in prostate cone beam computed tomography (CT)-based image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), namely to evaluate whether rigidly propagated planned dose distribution enables good estimation of fraction dose distributions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty patients underwent a CT scan for planning intensity modulated radiation therapy-IGRT delivering 80 Gy to the prostate, followed by weekly CT scans...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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