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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635617/the-dosimetric-impact-of-gadolinium-based-contrast-media-in-gbm-brain-patient-plans-for-a-mri-linac
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Syed Bilal Ahmad, Moti Raj Paudel, Arman Sarfehnia, Anthony Kim, Geordi Pang, Mark Ruschin, Arjun Sahgal, Brian M Keller
Dosimetric effects of gadolinium based contrast media (Gadovist) were evaluated for the Elekta MRI Linear accelerator (MRL) using the research version of Monaco treatment planning system (TPS). In order to represent a gadolinium uptake it was manually assigned to a phantom as well as to the Gross Tumour Volume (GTV) of 6 Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patients. A preliminary estimate of dose enhancement, due to gadolinium, was performed using the phantom irradiated with a single beam. More complicated assessment was performed for the GBM patients using a 7 field IMRT technique...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632654/an-overview-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Pal Suranyi, Akos Varga-Szemes, Anthony M Hlavacek
Familiarity with congenital heart disease (CHD) and its manifestations in adults is becoming increasingly important for the practicing cardiothoracic imager. The use of computed tomographic angiography is becoming commonplace not only in adults with a history and subsequent interventions for CHD as a child but also in de novo detection of-typically-milder, survivable forms of CHD, which are clinically suspected because of declining cardiac performance, cardiac events, or murmurs. Occasionally, adult CHD (ACHD) is found incidentally on scans performed for other indications (eg, trauma or neoplasm staging) because of improvements in computed tomographic technology and advanced visualization...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630876/a-dosimetric-comparison-of-dose-escalation-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Wenjuan Yang, Biao Zeng, Yanfang Qiu, Jianfeng Tan, Shilei Xu, Yilong Cai, Yujuan Zhou, Zhigang Liu, Junming Luo, Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated that a higher radiotherapy dose is associated with improved outcomes in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We performed a dosimetric planning study to assess the dosimetric feasibility of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in locally advanced NSCLC. METHODS: We enrolled twenty patients. Five different dose plans were generated for each patient. All plans were prescribed a dose of 60 Gy to the planning tumor volume (PTV)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629928/safety-and-efficacy-of-endovascular-fiducial-marker-insertion-for-cyberknife-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-planning-in-early-stage-lung-cancer
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Mikael Mongeon, Florence Thibault, Carl Chartrand-Lefebvre, Andrei-Bogdan Gorgos, Gilles Soulez, Edith Filion, Eric Therasse
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular fiducial markers (EVFMs) for CyberKnife stereotactic radiation therapy (RT) of malignant lung neoplasms in patients with contraindications to percutaneous fiducial marker (PTFM) placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2013, 15 patients (7 men and 8 women) aged 59-87 years (mean, 73 y) underwent EVFM placement and 109 patients (54 men and 55 women) aged 55-92 years (mean, 73 y) underwent 114 PTFM placements...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628354/soft-tissue-enhancement-and-implant-placement-following-partial-mandibulectomy-due-to-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Fabio Bernardello, Giampietro Bertasi, Ralph Mackey Powers, Sergio Spinato, Andrea Viaggi, Jimmie Bullock, Pietro Felice
Many dental procedures allow for implant placement in partially or totally edentulous patients. Despite the availability of various implant and abutment types on the market, it often becomes quite challenging to achieve the biological and esthetic goals in a patient who has ridge deficiencies. Where problems will arise is from the lack of adequate bone quality and quantity.1,2 Soft tissue form and maintenance is also a consideration to evaluate.3 Primary reconstructive techniques following segmental mandibulectomy is evolving and improves quality of life...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628155/-3d-printed-template-assisted-and-computed-tomography-image-guided-125-iodine-seed-implantation-for-supraclavicular-metastatic-tumor-a-dosimetric-study
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OBJECTIVE: To compare the dosimetric data between the preoperative plans and postoperative verification in personalized 3D printed template-assisted and computed tomography (CT) image-guided 125-iodine seed implantation for supraclavicular metastatic tumor, and to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility at the dosimetry level. METHODS: A total of 14 patients with supraclavicular metastatic tumor (including 15 lesions) who received 3D printed template assisted and CT image-guided 125-iodine seed implantation in Department of Radiation Oncology of Peking University Third Hospital from January to September 2016 were enrolled...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627953/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-head-and-neck-lesions-pictorial-review
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Neeraj Bhatt, Nishant Gupta, Neetu Soni, Kusum Hooda, Joshua M Sapire, Yogesh Kumar
Head and neck cancers are very common worldwide, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Squamous cell carcinoma originating from the epithelial lining of the upper aerodigestive tract is the most common histology. Many patients with head and neck cancers present with advanced stage disease requiring aggressive treatment consisting of extensive surgery and chemo-radiation. Appropriate treatment planning as well as prognosis of tumors depends to a large extent on accurate histological diagnosis and differentiation of malignant from benign lesions...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624562/impact-of-gradient-number-and-voxel-size-on-dti-tractography-for-resective-brain-surgery
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Friso W A Hoefnagels, Philip C de Witt Hamer, Petra J W Pouwels, Frederik Barkhof, W Peter Vandertop
OBJECTIVE: To explore quantitatively and qualitatively how the number of gradient directions (NGD) and spatial resolution (SR) affect DTI-tractography in patients planned for brain tumor surgery, using routine clinical MR-imaging protocols. METHODS: Of 67 patients with intracerebral lesions who had two different DTI-scans, three DTI-series were reconstructed to compare the effects of NGD and SR. Tractographies for four clinically relevant tracts (corticospinal tract, superior longitudinal fasciculus, optic radiation and inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus) were constructed with a probabilistic tracking algorithm and automated ROI-placement and compared for three quantitative measurements: tract volume, median fiber density and mean FA, using linear mixed-effects models...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623085/variability-of-treatment-planning-of-seed-implantation-a-japanese-multicenter-simulation-study
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Hiromichi Ishiyama, Masahiro Nakano, Kazuhito Toya, Ryuichi Kota, Koyo Kikuchi, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Naoaki Kono, Shogo Kawakami, Yuki Tsutsumi, Tomoki Tanaka, Takahisa Eriguchi, Saiji Ohga, Toshihiro Yamaguchi, Yoshiaki Takakawa, Masashi Morita, Norihisa Katayama, Toshio Ohashi, Manabu Aoki, Atsunori Yorozu, Siro Saito
PURPOSE: This multicenter study was conducted to evaluate the current variability of treatment planning of seed implantation in Japanese centers and the feasibility of two virtual trials. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two types of contour data were sent to 12 radiation oncologists with a request letter that asked them to make treatment plans on the data in the same manner as in their own practice. Five of the 12 radiation oncologists were asked to participate in the two virtual trials in which the D90 (dose to the hottest 90% of prostate volume) was 1) required to be set at just 180 Gy and 2) increased as much as possible without violating other limitations...
June 13, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621524/harnessing-the-power-of-nanotechnology-for-enhanced-radiation-therapy
#10
Shreya Goel, Dalong Ni, Weibo Cai
Radiotherapy has emerged as one of the first lines of treatment in oncology. The past few decades have seen dramatic changes in the delivery of radiation therapy, with dose fractionation and treatment planning being the major focuses of research. Although effective, such empirical approaches are hardly optimal, and instances of patient mortality and tumor relapse are not rare. In this Perspective, we review the emerging technologies for optimization of radiosensitization, hypoxia modulation, and combinatorial therapeutic regimes for improved treatment outcomes in preclinical tumor models, with a focus on nanotechnology-mediated approaches...
June 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618097/accuracy-of-navigated-cam-resection-in-femoroacetabular-impingement-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jan Van Houcke, Vikas Khanduja, Naoki Nakano, Peter Krekel, Christophe Pattyn, Emmanuel Audenaert
BACKGROUND: The main cause for revision hip arthroscopy surgery is incomplete bony resection of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). This study aimed to compare the cam resection accuracy via the conventional hip arthroscopy technique with the navigation technique. METHODS: Two prospectively randomized groups were recruited: navigated (n = 15) and conventional (n = 14). A pre-operative CT and post-operative MRI scan were obtained in all cases to compare alpha angle, range of motion simulation and determine a pre-operative 3D surgical resection plan...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612288/magnetic-resonance-image-guidance-in-external-beam-radiation-therapy-planning-and-delivery
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REVIEW
Ilamurugu Arivarasan, Chandrasekaran Anuradha, Shanmuga Subramanian, Ayyalusamy Anantharaman, Velayudham Ramasubramanian
The use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in radiation oncology is improving dramatically. This review article discusses the necessity of image guidance and how MR finds a significant place in radiotherapy planning and delivery. The challenges to and current solutions for an in-house MR simulation, dedicated MR simulator, estimation of electron density using MR image sets and development of MR-compatible treatment planning systems are presented. This article also reviews the feasibility, advantages and limitations of MR image-guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) and its drive toward the integration of radiation beams with MR technology...
June 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612199/mri-guided-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-initial-clinical-experience
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A M Chen, S Hsu, J Lamb, Y Yang, N Agazaryan, M L Steinberg, D A Low, M Cao
PURPOSE: To report a single-institutional experience with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiotherapy for cancers of the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between October 2014 and October 2016, 18 patients with newly diagnosed cancers of the head and neck were prospectively enrolled on an institutional registry trial investigating the feasibility and efficacy of external-beam radiotherapy delivered using on-board MRI. All patients had biopsy-proven evidence of malignancy, measurable disease, and the ability to provide consent...
June 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611367/the-hippocampus-sparing-volume-modulated-arc-therapy-does-not-influence-plan-quality-on-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
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Wendong Gu, Qilin Li, Dan Xi, Ye Tian, Juncong Mo, Honglei Pei
Irradiation on hippocampus would lead to neuro-cognitive dysfunction in locally advanced nasopharyneal carcinoma (LA-NPC) patients accepting radiotherapy. Our study here aimed to investigate if undergoing hippocampus sparing (HS) volume modulated arc therapy (VMAT) would influence the plan quality in LA NPC patients. We designed three kinds of radiotherapeutic plans for 11 LA NPC patients: conventional VMAT (C-VMAT), HS-VMAT and HS intensity modulated radiation therapy with dynamic multileaf collimator (HS-dMLC)...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610704/variation-of-the-prescription-dose-using-the-analytical-anisotropic-algorithm-in-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Daisuke Kawai, Ryo Takahashi, Tatsuya Kamima, Hiromi Baba, Toshijiro Yamamoto, Yoko Kubo, Satoru Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Higuchi, Kensuke Tani, Norifumi Mizuno, Shunta Jinno, Hidenobu Tachibana
PURPOSE: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the dosimetric variation regarding the analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA) relative to other algorithms in lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). We conducted a multi-institutional study involving six institutions using a secondary check program and compared the AAA to the Acuros XB (AXB) in two institutions. METHODS: All lung SBRT plans (128 patients) were generated using the AAA, pencil beam convolution with the Batho (PBC-B) and adaptive convolve (AC)...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609301/a-light-weight-compact-proton-gantry-design-with-a-novel-dose-delivery-system-for-broad-energetic-laser-accelerated-beams
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U Masood, T E Cowan, W Enghardt, K M Hofmann, L Karsch, F Kroll, U Schramm, J J Wilkens, J Pawelke
Proton beams may provide superior dose-conformity in radiation therapy. However, the large sizes and costs limit the widespread use of proton therapy (PT). The recent progress in proton acceleration via high-power laser systems has made it a compelling alternative to conventional accelerators, as it could potentially reduce the overall size and cost of the PT facilities. However, the laser-accelerated beams exhibit different characteristics than conventionally accelerated beams, i.e. very intense proton bunches with large divergences and broad-energy spectra...
July 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609300/a-new-method-to-reconstruct-intra-fractional-prostate-motion-in-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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Y Chi, N H Rezaeian, C Shen, Y Zhou, W Lu, M Yang, R Hannan, X Jia
Intra-fractional motion is a concern during prostate radiation therapy, as it may cause deviations between planned and delivered radiation doses. Because accurate motion information during treatment delivery is critical to address dose deviation, we developed the projection marker matching method (PM(3)), a novel method for prostate motion reconstruction in volumetric modulated arc therapy. The purpose of this method is to reconstruct in-treatment prostate motion trajectory using projected positions of implanted fiducial markers measured in kV x-ray projection images acquired during treatment delivery...
July 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608731/survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-t2n0m0-stage-ii-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-larynx
#18
Danielle L Gainor, Emily Marchiano, Emily Bellile, Matthew E Spector, Jeremy M G Taylor, Gregory T Wolf, Norman D Hogikyan, Mark E Prince, Carol R Bradford, Avraham Eisbruch, Francis Worden, Andrew G Shuman
Objective Emerging data have demonstrated suboptimal outcomes among patients with stage II larynx cancer. Our objective is to report survival outcomes for T2N0M0 larynx cancer and to determine the cause-specific survival. Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Tertiary academic center. Subjects Adults with T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx treated with curative intent. Methods A head and neck cancer epidemiology database was queried for eligible subjects from 2003 to 2014...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608305/quality-assurance-of-the-preopanc-trial-2012-003181-40-for-preoperative-radiochemotherapy-in-pancreatic-cancer-the-dummy-run
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Eva Versteijne, Eelco Lens, Astrid van der Horst, Arjan Bel, Jorrit Visser, Cornelis J A Punt, Mustafa Suker, Casper H J van Eijck, Geertjan van Tienhoven
BACKGROUND: The Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Group initiated the national, multicentre, controlled PREOPANC trial, randomising between preoperative radiochemotherapy and direct explorative laparotomy for patients with (borderline) resectable pancreatic cancer. The aim of this dummy run is to evaluate compliance with the radiotherapy protocol of this trial, and the quality of delineation and radiation plans. METHODS: Eleven radiation oncology departments open for accrual of patients in the PREOPANC trial were provided with all necessary information of a selected 'dummy' patient...
June 12, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604777/risk-factors-and-short-term-projections-for-serotype-1-poliomyelitis-incidence-in-pakistan-a-spatiotemporal-analysis
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Natalie A Molodecky, Isobel M Blake, Kathleen M O'Reilly, Mufti Zubair Wadood, Rana M Safdar, Amy Wesolowski, Caroline O Buckee, Ananda S Bandyopadhyay, Hiromasa Okayasu, Nicholas C Grassly
BACKGROUND: Pakistan currently provides a substantial challenge to global polio eradication, having contributed to 73% of reported poliomyelitis in 2015 and 54% in 2016. A better understanding of the risk factors and movement patterns that contribute to poliovirus transmission across Pakistan would support evidence-based planning for mass vaccination campaigns. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We fit mixed-effects logistic regression models to routine surveillance data recording the presence of poliomyelitis associated with wild-type 1 poliovirus in districts of Pakistan over 6-month intervals between 2010 to 2016...
June 2017: PLoS Medicine
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