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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809584/risk-of-meningioma-after-ct-of-the-head
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Arvid C Nordenskjöld, Robert Bujila, Peter Aspelin, Olof Flodmark, Magnus Kaijser
Purpose To investigate the association between exposure to head computed tomography (CT) and subsequent risk of meningioma. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the local ethics committee. A cohort of 26 370 subjects was retrospectively collected from a radiology archive of CT examinations of the head performed from 1973 through 1992. For comparison, an age- and sex-matched cohort of 96 940 subjects who were not exposed to CT (unexposed cohort) was gathered. The risk of meningioma was assessed by using data from the Swedish Cancer Registry; however, one-third of patients with meningioma had to be excluded because they either had a prevalent meningioma or other brain tumor at the first CT examination or had undergone radiation treatment to the head...
August 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797254/relationship-between-radiation-dose-and-microbleed-formation-in-patients-with-malignant-glioma
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Michael Wahl, Mekhail Anwar, Christopher P Hess, Susan M Chang, Janine M Lupo
BACKGROUND: Cranial irradiation is associated with long-term cognitive changes. Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) have been identified on susceptibility-weighted MRI (SWI) in patients who have received prior cranial radiation, and serve as radiographic markers for microvascular injury thought to contribute to late cognitive decline. The relationship between CMB formation and radiation dose has not previously been quantified. METHODS: SWI was performed on 13 patients with stable WHO grade III-IV gliomas between 2 and 4 years after chemoradiotherapy to 60 Gy...
August 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781156/evaluation-of-deformed-image-based-dose-calculations-for-adaptive-radiotherapy-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Miranda Poon, Catherine Holborn, Ka Fai Cheng, Winky Wing Ki Fung, George Chiu
The ultimate goal of adaptive radiotherapy (ART) is to deliver truly customized radiation treatments. Currently, the quality of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images is still inferior to that of conventional CT images in contour delineations and dose calculations for replanning purposes. This retrospective study aims to evaluate the dosimetric accuracy of using deformed conventional CT images for dose calculations, in the hope of inferring the feasibility of ART using planning CT (PCT) images that deformed to up-to-date CBCT images for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)...
August 3, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777469/a-method-for-a-priori-estimation-of-best-feasible-dvh-for-organs-at-risk-validation-for-head-and-neck-vmat-planning
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Saeed Ahmed, Benjamin Nelms, Dawn Gintz, Jimmy Caudell, Geoffrey Zhang, Eduardo G Moros, Vladimir Feygelman
PURPOSE: Despite improvements in optimization and automation algorithms, the quality of radiation treatment plans still varies dramatically. A tool that allows a priori estimation of the best possible sparing (Feasibility DVH, or FDVH) of an organ at risk (OAR) in high-energy photon planning may help reduce plan quality variability by deriving patient-specific OAR goals prior to optimization. Such a tool may be useful for 1) meaningfully evaluating patient-specific plan quality and 2) supplying best theoretically achievable DVH goals, thus pushing the solution towards automatic Pareto-optimality...
August 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741984/multiple-ct-scans-extend-lifespan-by-delaying-cancer-progression-in-cancer-prone-mice
#5
Jennifer A Lemon, Nghi Phan, Douglas R Boreham
Computed tomography (CT) scans are a routine diagnostic imaging technique that utilize low-energy X rays with an average absorbed dose of approximately 10 mGy per clinical whole-body CT scan. The growing use of CT scans in the clinic has raised concern of increased carcinogenic risk in patients exposed to ionizing radiation from diagnostic procedures. The goal of this study was to better understand cancer risk associated with low-dose exposures from CT scans. Historically, low-dose exposure preceding a larger challenge dose increases tumor latency, but does little to impact tumor frequency in Trp53(+/-) mice...
July 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740911/predictors-of-relapse-and-evaluation-of-the-role-of-postoperative-radiation-therapy-in-a-modern-series-of-patients-with-surgically-resected-stage-iii-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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William G Breen, Kenneth W Merrell, Aaron S Mansfield, Dennis A Wigle, Yolanda I Garces, Sean S Park, Kenneth R Olivier, Christopher L Hallemeier
PURPOSE: For patients with stage III (N2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with surgical resection, postoperative chemotherapy improves overall survival (OS), but the role of postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for local-regional recurrence and to evaluate the impact of PORT on local-regional control (LRC) and OS in a modern series of patients with surgically resected stage III (N2) NSCLC. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective review was performed of patients with Stage III (N2) NSCLC who underwent curative intent resection at our institution between February 1999 and January 2012...
January 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735836/importance-of-deformable-image-registration-and-biological-dose-summation-in-planning-of-radiotherapy-retreatments
#7
Eeva Boman, Mika Kapanen, Lyndsey Pickup, Sirpa-Liisa Lahtela
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of nonrigid and fractionation-corrected dose summation on total doses in radiotherapy and to demonstrate the benefits of such dose summation on clinical decision-making for planning of retreatments. Dose summation of organs at risk (OARs) was investigated for 3 clinical cases with need of retreatment to the same site: head and neck, brain, and mediastinum. Three different summation methods over old and new radiotherapy treatment plans are presented and compared: (1) rigid raw sum with rigid registration of the planning images and direct dose summing; (2) deformable raw sum with deformable image registration and direct dose summing; and (3) deformable biological sum with deformable registration and takes into account the dose per fraction in biological manner in certain critical organs...
July 20, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719979/prevalence-of-protective-shielding-utilization-for-radiation-dose-reduction-in-adult-patients-undergoing-body-scanning-using-computed-tomography
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Shoaib Safiullah, Roshan M Patel, Brittany Uribe, Kyle Spradling, Chandana Lall, Lishi Zhang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Ralph Clayman, Jaime Landman
PURPOSE: Ionizing radiation is implicated in nearly 2% of malignancies in the United States; radiation shields prevent unnecessary radiation exposure during medical imaging. Contemporary radiation shield utilization for adult patients in the United States is poorly defined. Therefore, we evaluated the prevalence of protective shielding utilization in adult patients undergoing computed tomography scans in United States' hospitals. METHODS: An online survey was sent to established radiology departments randomly selected from the 2015 American Hospital Association Guide...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711478/dosimetric-comparison-of-peripheral-nsclc-sbrt-using-acuros-xb-and-aaa-calculation-algorithms
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Chloe C H Ong, Khong Wei Ang, Roger C X Soh, Kah Ming Tin, Jerome H H Yap, James C L Lee, Christopher M Bragg
There is a concern for dose calculation in highly heterogenous environments such as the thorax region. This study compares the quality of treatment plans of peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using 2 calculation algorithms, namely, Eclipse Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) and Acuros External Beam (AXB), for 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) data from 20 anonymized patients were studied using Varian Eclipse planning system, AXB, and AAA version 10...
July 12, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691431/low-dose-computed-tomography-in-assessment-of-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia-suffering-from-malignant-diseases
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Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Cyprian Michal Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Aleksander Pawluś, Jowita Frączkiewicz, Ewa Gorczyńska
BACKGROUND: Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: TTo define the role of LDCT examination in early detection of pulmonary lesions in children during oncology or autoimmune treatment complicated by neutropenia related fever...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685419/joint-deformable-liver-registration-and-bias-field-correction-for-mr-guided-hdr-brachytherapy
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Marko Rak, Tim König, Klaus D Tönnies, Mathias Walke, Jens Ricke, Christian Wybranski
PURPOSE: In interstitial high-dose rate brachytherapy, liver cancer is treated by internal radiation, requiring percutaneous placement of applicators within or close to the tumor. To maximize utility, the optimal applicator configuration is pre-planned on magnetic resonance images. The pre-planned configuration is then implemented via a magnetic resonance-guided intervention. Mapping the pre-planning information onto interventional data would reduce the radiologist's cognitive load during the intervention and could possibly minimize discrepancies between optimally pre-planned and actually placed applicators...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676266/frequencies-of-micronucleated-reticulocytes-a-dosimeter-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-infants-receiving-computed-tomography-or-cardiac-catheterization
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Mona Khattab, Dale M Walker, Richard J Albertini, Janice A Nicklas, Lennart K A Lundblad, Pamela M Vacek, Vernon E Walker
The use of computed tomography (CT scans) has increased dramatically in recent decades, raising questions about the long-term safety of CT-emitted x-rays especially in infants who are more sensitive to radiation-induced effects. Cancer risk estimates for CT scans typically are extrapolated from models; therefore, new approaches measuring actual DNA damage are needed for improved estimations. Hence, changes in a dosimeter of DNA double-strand breaks, micronucleated reticulocytes (MN-RETs) measured by flow cytometry, were investigated in mice and infants exposed to CT scans...
August 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673374/self-awareness-of-computed-tomography-ordering-in-the-emergency-department
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Amjed Kadhim-Saleh, James C Worrall, Monica Taljaard, Mathieu Gatien, Jeffrey J Perry
OBJECTIVES: Physician variation in the use of computed tomography (CT) is concerning due to the risks of ionizing radiation, cost, and downstream effects of unnecessary testing. The objectives of this study were to describe variation in CT-ordering rates among emergency physicians (EPs), to measure correlation between perceived and actual CT-ordering rates, to assess attitudes that influence decisions to order imaging tests, and to identify EP attitudes associated with higher CT utilization...
July 4, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672909/feasibility-of-dual-low-scheme-combined-with-iterative-reconstruction-technique-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-volume-ct-whole-brain-perfusion-imaging
#14
Tao Wang, Yi Gong, Yibing Shi, Rong Hua, Qingshan Zhang
The feasibility of application of low-concentration contrast agent and low tube voltage combined with iterative reconstruction in whole brain computed tomography perfusion (CTP) imaging of patients with acute cerebral infarction was investigated. Fifty-nine patients who underwent whole brain CTP examination and diagnosed with acute cerebral infarction from September 2014 to March 2016 were selected. Patients were randomly divided into groups A and B. There were 28 cases in group A [tube voltage, 100 kV; contrast agent, iohexol (350 mg I/ml), reconstructed by filtered back projection] and 31 cases in group B [tube voltage, 80 kV; contrast agent, iodixanol (270 mg I/ml), reconstructed by algebraic reconstruction technique]...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656373/salvage-radiotherapy-for-macroscopic-local-recurrences-after-radical-prostatectomy-a%C3%A2-national-survey-on-patterns-of-practice
#15
Alan Dal Pra, Cedric Panje, Thomas Zilli, Winfried Arnold, Kathrin Brouwer, Helena Garcia, Markus Glatzer, Silvia Gomez, Fernanda Herrera, Khanfir Kaouthar, Alexandros Papachristofilou, Gianfranco Pesce, Christiane Reuter, Hansjörg Vees, Daniel Rudolf Zwahlen, Daniel Engeler, Paul Martin Putora
INTRODUCTION: Although salvage radiotherapy (SRT) for PSA recurrence after radical prostatectomy provides better oncological outcomes when delivered early, in the absence of detectable disease many patients are treated for macroscopic locally recurrent tumors. Due to limited data from prospective studies, we hypothesized an important variability in the SRT management of these patients. Our aim was to investigate current practice patterns of SRT for local macroscopic recurrence after radical prostatectomy...
June 27, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645672/percutaneous-pedicle-screw-placement-under-single-dimensional-fluoroscopy-with-a-designed-pedicle-finder-a-technical-note-and-case-series
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Fon-Yih Tsuang, Chia-Hsien Chen, Yi-Jie Kuo, Wei-Lung Tseng, Yuan-Shen Chen, Chin-Jung Lin, Chun-Jen Liao, Feng-Huei Lin, Chang-Jung Chiang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Minimally invasive spine surgery has become increasingly popular in clinical practice, and it offers patients the potential benefits of reduced blood loss, wound pain, and infection risk and also diminishes the loss of working time and length of hospital stay. However, surgeons require more intraoperative fluoroscopy and ionizing radiation exposure during minimally invasive spine surgery for localization, especially for guidance in instrumentation placement. In addition, computer navigation is not accessible in some facility-limited institutions...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645572/longitudinal-associations-between-mental-health-conditions-and-overactive-bladder-in-women-veterans
#17
Catherine S Bradley, Ingrid E Nygaard, Stephen L Hillis, James C Torner, Anne G Sadler
BACKGROUND: One in 5 recently deployed US women veterans report overactive bladder symptoms. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety commonly co-occur in women with overactive bladder, but temporal relationships between these outcomes have not been well studied, and the mechanism behind this association is unknown. The Women Veterans Urinary Health Study, a nationwide longitudinal study in recently deployed women veterans, was designed to better understand relationships between overactive bladder and mental health conditions...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645457/diagnostic-medical-imaging-in-pediatric-patients-and-subsequent-cancer-risk
#18
REVIEW
David J Mulvihill, Sachin Jhawar, John B Kostis, Sharad Goyal
The use of diagnostic medical imaging is becoming increasingly more commonplace in the pediatric setting. However, many medical imaging modalities expose pediatric patients to ionizing radiation, which has been shown to increase the risk of cancer development in later life. This review article provides a comprehensive overview of the available data regarding the risk of cancer development following exposure to ionizing radiation from diagnostic medical imaging. Attention is paid to modalities such as computed tomography scans and fluoroscopic procedures that can expose children to radiation doses orders of magnitude higher than standard diagnostic x-rays...
June 20, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625633/cost-effectiveness-of-implementing-computed-tomography-screening-for-lung-cancer-in-taiwan
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Szu-Chun Yang, Wu-Wei Lai, Chien-Chung Lin, Wu-Chou Su, Li-Jung Ku, Jing-Shiang Hwang, Jung-Der Wang
BACKGROUND: A screening program for lung cancer requires more empirical evidence. Based on the experience of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), we developed a method to adjust lead-time bias and quality-of-life changes for estimating the cost-effectiveness of implementing computed tomography (CT) screening in Taiwan. METHODS: The target population was high-risk (≥30 pack-years) smokers between 55 and 75 years of age. From a nation-wide, 13-year follow-up cohort, we estimated quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE), loss-of-QALE, and lifetime healthcare expenditures per case of lung cancer stratified by pathology and stage...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621586/the-cooler-code-a-novel-analytical-approach-to-calculate-subcellular-energy-deposition-by-internal-electron-emitters
#20
Mattia Siragusa, Giorgio Baiocco, Pil M Fredericia, Werner Friedland, Torsten Groesser, Andrea Ottolenghi, Mikael Jensen
COmputation Of Local Electron Release (COOLER), a software program has been designed for dosimetry assessment at the cellular/subcellular scale, with a given distribution of administered low-energy electron-emitting radionuclides in cellular compartments, which remains a critical step in risk/benefit analysis for advancements in internal radiotherapy. The software is intended to overcome the main limitations of the medical internal radiation dose (MIRD) formalism for calculations of cellular S-values (i.e., dose to a target region in the cell per decay in a given source region), namely, the use of the continuous slowing down approximation (CSDA) and the assumption of a spherical cell geometry...
August 2017: Radiation Research
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