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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620579/delineation-of-the-prostate-bed-the-invisible-target-is-still-an-issue
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Igor Latorzeff, Paul Sargos, Geneviève Loos, Stéphane Supiot, Stéphane Guerif, Christian Carrie
For pathological high-risk prostate cancer, adjuvant irradiation has shown a survival benefit. Phase III studies have highlighted that half men would face biochemical relapse and would be candidate for radiotherapy at adjuvant or salvage times. Despite at least four published international contouring guidelines from different collaborative groups, discrepancies remain for volumes, delineation, and margins to be considered in order to optimize radiotherapy planning. This article from "Groupe d'Etude des Tumeurs UroGénitales (GETUG)" members will focus on controversies to help clinicians to create best volume delineation for adjuvant or salvage post prostatectomy radiotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611300/consistency-mapping-of-16-lymph-node-stations-in-gastric-cancer-by-ct-based-vessel-guided-delineation-of-255-patients
#2
Shuhang Xu, Lingling Feng, Yongming Chen, Ying Sun, Yao Lu, Shaomin Huang, Yang Fu, Rongqin Zheng, Yujing Zhang, Rong Zhang
In order to refine the location and metastasis-risk density of 16 lymph node stations of gastric cancer for neoadjuvant radiotherapy, we retrospectively reviewed the initial images and pathological reports of 255 gastric cancer patients with lymphatic metastasis. Metastatic lymph nodes identified in the initial computed tomography images were investigated by two radiologists with gastrointestinal specialty. A circle with a diameter of 5 mm was used to identify the central position of each metastatic lymph node, defined as the LNc (the central position of the lymph node)...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
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/28602708/reduced-toxicity-with-equivalent-outcomes-using-three-dimensional-volumetric-3dv-image-based-versus-nonvolumetric-point-based-nv-brachytherapy-in-a-cervical-cancer-population
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Kimberly M Thomas, Genevieve Maquilan, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul Medin, Michael R Folkert, Kevin Albuquerque
PURPOSE: Brachytherapy (BT) techniques have historically used a two-dimensional nonvolumetric (NV) system involving dose prescribed to a point fixed in space. We compared dosimetric, toxicity, and oncologic outcomes for volumetric planning (3DV) versus CT point-based planning. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients treated with external beam radiation therapy and high dose rate (HDR) intracavitary BT were included (n = 71). Patients planned with NV BT treated from 2009 to 2011 (n = 37) were compared to patients planned with 3DV BT treated from 2012 to 2014 (n = 34)...
June 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600139/change-of-target-volume-and-its-dosimetric-impact-during-the-course-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-using-intraoperative-multicatheter-interstitial-brachytherapy-after-open-cavity-surgery
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Ritu Raj Upreti, Ashwini Budrukkar, Udita Upreti, Shagun Misra, Tabassum Wadasadawala, Satish Kohle, Deepak D Deshpande
PURPOSE: To investigate the change of clinical target volume (CTV) and its dosimetric impact during the course of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using intraoperative multicatheter interstitial brachytherapy after open cavity surgery. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-two patients of APBI with intraoperative placement of catheters underwent computed tomography scans for the treatment planning before the first (CT1) and the last (CT2) treatment fraction...
June 6, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600083/evaluation-of-clinical-target-volume-expansion-required-for-involved-site-neck-radiotherapy-for-lymphoma-to-account-for-the-absence-of-a-pre-chemotherapy-pet-ct-in-the-radiotherapy-treatment-position
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David Bird, Chirag Patel, Andrew F Scarsbrook, Viv Cosgrove, Emma Thomas, Di Gilson, Robin J D Prestwich
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Involved site radiotherapy clinical target volume (CTV) for lymphoma requires an expansion to account for the absence of radiotherapy treatment-position pre-chemotherapy imaging, which is not widely implemented. This prospective imaging study aims to quantify CTV expansion required for neck radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 10 patients from a prospective single centre imaging study underwent a pre-chemotherapy FDG-PET-CT in both the diagnostic and radiotherapy treatment position, and subsequently received neck radiotherapy post-chemotherapy...
June 6, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579419/the-effect-of-catheter-displacement-and-anatomical-variations-on-the-dose-distribution-in-mri-guided-focal-hdr-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Metha Maenhout, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp, Maxence Borot de Battisti, Max Peters, Marco van Vulpen, Maurice van den Bosch, Marinus A Moerland
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of catheter displacement and anatomical variations of prostate and organs at risk on dose distribution in MRI-guided 19 Gy single fraction focal high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) of the prostate. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventeen patients with localized prostate cancer were enrolled in a prospective trial investigating focal HDR-BT in a 1.5 T MRI-HDR-BT facility. The diagnostic MRI delineations were registered with intraoperative MR scan, and a single fraction of 19 Gy was applied to the visible tumor...
June 1, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573929/potential-for-interfraction-motion-to-increase-esophageal-toxicity-in-lung-sbrt
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Anthony Hoai-Nam Pham, Ellen Yorke, Andreas Rimner, Abraham Jing-Ching Wu
PURPOSE: To characterize the effect of the relative motion of esophagus and tumor on radiation doses to the esophagus in patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy for central lung tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty fractions of stereotactic body radiation therapy in 10 patients with lung tumors within 2.5 cm of the esophagus were reviewed. The esophagus was delineated on each treatment's cone-beam computed tomography scan and compared to its position on the planning scan...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556781/supine-mri-for-regional-breast-radiotherapy-imaging-axillary-lymph-nodes-before-and-after-sentinel-node-biopsy
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Tristan C F van Heijst, Debora Eschbach-Zandbergen, Nienke Hoekstra, Bram van Asselen, Jan Lagendijk, Helena Verkooijen, Ruud Pijnappel, Stephanie de Waard, Arjen Witkamp, Thijs van Dalen, H J G van den Bongard, Marielle Philippens
Regional radiotherapy (RT) is increasingly used in breast-cancer treatment. Conventionally, computed tomography (CT) is performed for RT planning. Lymph node (LN) target levels are delineated according to anatomical boundaries. MRI could enable individual LN delineation. The purpose was to evaluate applicability of MRI for LN detection in supine treatment position, before and after sentinel-node biopsy (SNB). 23 female breast-cancer patients (cTis-3N0M0) underwent 1.5T MRI, before and after SNB, additional to CT...
May 30, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547592/impact-of-interim-progression-during-the-surgery-to-radiotherapy-interval-and-its-predictors-in-glioblastoma-treated-with-temozolomide-based-radiochemotherapy
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Chan Woo Wee, Eunji Kim, Tae Min Kim, Chul-Kee Park, Jin Wook Kim, Seung Hong Choi, Roh-Eul Yoo, Soon-Tae Lee, Il Han Kim
This study was designed to investigate the impact of interim progression of disease (PD) during the surgery-to-radiotherapy interval (SRI) and its predictors in glioblastoma based on MRIs. A total of 222 patients were planned for radiotherapy (RT) and 166 of them were evaluable for the presence of interim PD by 2 separate MRIs. The size criteria from the updated Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology criteria was adopted to determine interim PD. 32 (19.3%) patients experienced interim PD, and their median survival (MS) was shorter than patients without PD in univariate (11...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545588/patterns-of-local-regional-recurrence-after-conformal-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Safora Johansen, Mathilde H Norman, Einar Dale, Cecilie D Amdal, Torbjørn Furre, Eirik Malinen, Jan F Evensen
AIM: To evaluate the patterns of loco-regional recurrences in head and neck cancer patients METHODS: Twenty-six out of 112 patients treated with primary or postoperative 3D CRT or IMRT for their primary and recurrent disease between 2007 and 2013 were included. The CT images of recurrent disease were rigidly registered with the primary CT images for each patient. To assess overlaps and overlap localization, the recurrence volume overlapping with the primary target volume was identified...
May 25, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543364/diffusion-weighted-mri-with-minimal-distortion-in-head-and-neck-radiotherapy-using-a-turbo-spin-echo-acquisition-method
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Tim Schakel, Johannes M Hoogduin, Chris H J Terhaard, Marielle E P Philippens
PURPOSE: Diffusion weighted (DW) MRI, showing high contrast between tumor and background tissue, is a promising technique in radiotherapy for tumor delineation. However, its use for head-and-neck patients is hampered by poor geometric accuracy in conventional echo planar imaging (EPI) DW-MRI. An alternative turbo spin echo sequence, DW-SPLICE, is implemented and demonstrated in patients. METHODS: The DW-SPLICE sequence was implemented on a 3.0T system and evaluated in 10 patients...
May 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537761/correlation-analysis-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-and-18-f-fluoroazomycin-arabinoside-uptake-distributions-in-lung-tumours-during-radiation-therapy
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Dario Di Perri, John A Lee, Anne Bol, François-Xavier Hanin, Guillaume Janssens, Daniel Labar, Annie Robert, Edmond Sterpin, Xavier Geets
BACKGROUND: PET-guided dose painting (DP) aims to target radioresistant tumour regions in order to improve radiotherapy (RT) outcome. Besides the well-known [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG), the hypoxia positron emission tomography (PET) tracer [(18)F]fluoroazomycin arabinoside (FAZA) could provide further useful information to guide the radiation dose prescription. In this study, we compare the spatial distributions of FDG and FAZA PET uptakes in lung tumours. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with unresectable lung cancer underwent FDG and FAZA 4D-PET/CT on consecutive days at three time-points: prior to RT (pre), and during the second (w2), and the third (w3) weeks of RT...
May 24, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533802/interobserver-variations-of-target-volume-delineation-and-its-impact-on-irradiated-volume-in-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-with-intraoperative-interstitial-breast-implant
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Ritu Raj Upreti, Ashwini Budrukkar, Tabassum Wadasadawala, Shagun Misra, Lavanya Gurram, Rima Pathak, Deepak D Deshpande
PURPOSE: To investigate the interobserver variations in delineation of lumpectomy cavity (LC) and clinical target volume (CTV), and its impact on irradiated volume in accelerated partial breast irradiation using intraoperative multicatheter brachytherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Delineation of LC and CTV was done by five radiation oncologists on planning computed tomography (CT) scans of 20 patients with intraoperative interstitial breast implant. Cavity visualization index (CVI), four-point index ranging from (0 = poor) to (3 = excellent) was created and assigned by observers for each patient...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532608/assessment-of-the-novel-online-delineation-workshop-dummy-run-approach-using-falcon-within-a-european-multicentre-trial-in-cervical-cancer-raids
#15
Eleonor Rivin Del Campo, Sofia Rivera, María Martínez-Paredes, Philippe Hupé, Andrea Slocker Escarpa, Isabelle Borget, Renaud Mazeron, Suzy Scholl, Amalia Palacios Eito, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari, Eric Deutsch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Online delineation workshops (ODW) permit training of geographically dispersed participants. The purpose is to evaluate the methodology of an ODW using FALCON to harmonize delineation within a European multicentre trial on locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two ODW included 46 clinicians (14 centres). Clinicians completed baseline (C1), guideline (C2) and final contours (C3) for external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT) for LACC...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532243/transabdominal-ultrasonography-defined-optimal-and-definitive-bladder-filling-protocol-with-time-trends-during-pelvic-radiation-for-cervical-cancer
#16
Mahantshetty Umesh, Deepak P Kumar, Pranav Chadha, Rajiv Choudary, Seema Kembhavi, Meenakshi Thakur, Engineer Reena, Supriya Chopra, Shyamkishore Shrivastava
PURPOSE: Advanced radiotherapy techniques have emphasized on the importance of accurate target volume localization and delineation. The aim of this study was to determine time taken to achieve moderate bladder volume under physiological conditions, using transabdominal ultrasound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with cervical cancer undergoing radical radiation with or without concomitant chemotherapy underwent serial ultrasound to estimate bladder filling. With a strict bladder protocol of consuming 1000 mL of water orally over 30 minutes after emptying the bladder, ultrasound was done after 45 minutes from bladder emptying time and repeated at 15-minute interval till 300 (25) mL filling was achieved and repeated every week...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523299/three-dimensional-organ-scanning-reveals-brain-edema-reduction-in-a-rat-model-of-stroke-treated-with-an-aquaporin-4-inhibitor
#17
Elena Silvia Popescu, Ionica Pirici, Raluca Niculina Ciurea, Tudor Adrian Bălşeanu, Bogdan Cătălin, Claudiu Mărgăritescu, LaurenŢiu Mogoantă, Sorin Hostiuc, Daniel Pirici
Stroke is one of the most important cause of death and disability, especially when considering the increasing life expectancy worldwide, with ischemic stroke being much more common than hemorrhages. In the physiopathological chain of ischemic stroke, brain edema is one first element that if attended to might reduce tissue necrosis, penumbra, and increase functional recovery. Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) has been found to be the most important water channel in the brain, and its inhibition before inducing focal ischemia in an animal model of stroke proved to alleviate the pathology and improve clinical recovery...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511960/inadequate-target-volume-delineation-and-local-regional-recurrence-after-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-positive-oropharynx-cancer
#18
Allen M Chen, Robert Chin, Philip Beron, Taeko Yoshizaki, Argin G Mikaeilian, Minsong Cao
PURPOSE: To perform a spatial analysis of local-regional recurrences, in relation to quantitative dose distribution, among patients treated by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The records of 107 consecutive patients who presented for consideration of re-irradiation for local-regional recurrent disease occurring in a previously irradiated field were reviewed. The original IMRT plans were retrieved for those with HPV-positive disease originating from the oropharynx, and deformable image registration was used to fuse the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans obtained at recurrence to the pre-treatment planning computed tomography (CT) dataset...
June 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508759/mri-trus-fusion-for-electrode-positioning-during-irreversible-electroporation-for-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
#19
Alexander D J Baur, Federico Collettini, Judith Enders, Andreas Maxeiner, Vera Schreiter, Carsten Stephan, Bernhard Gebauer, Bernd Hamm, Thomas Fischer
We aimed to introduce an approach for image-guided positioning of electrodes for irreversible electroporation (IRE) in patients with prostate cancer using a magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasonography (MRI-TRUS) fusion technique. In 10 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven Gleason score ≤3+4 prostate cancer, 19 G electrodes were inserted into the prostate using a transperineal access. Magnetic resonance images of the prostate acquired before IRE were fused with transrectal ultrasound images acquired during IRE...
May 15, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503916/exploratory-study-of-the-association-of-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-plan-robustness-with-local-failure-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
Wei Liu, Samir H Patel, Daniel P Harrington, Yanle Hu, Xiaoning Ding, Jiajian Shen, Michele Y Halyard, Steven E Schild, William W Wong, Gary E Ezzell, Martin Bues
This work is to show which is more relevant to cause local failures (LFs) due to patient setup uncertainty between the planning target volume (PTV) underdosage and the potential target underdosage subject to patient setup uncertainties in head and neck (H&N) cancer treated with volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Thirteen LFs in 10 H&N patients treated by VMAT were analyzed. Measures have been taken to minimize the chances of insufficient target delineation for these patients and the patients were clinically determined to have LF based on the PET/CT scan results by an experienced radiologist and then reviewed by a second experienced radiation oncologist...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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