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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222956/evaluating-target-volume-delineation-in-the-era-of-precision-radiotherapy-frcr-revalidation-and-beyond
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EDITORIAL
S Gwynne, D Gilson, J Dickson, S McAleer, G Radhakrishna
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February 17, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196288/clinical-adequacy-assessment-of-auto-contours-for-prostate-imrt-with-meaningful-endpoints
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Hamidreza Nourzadeh, William T Watkins, Mahmoud Ahmad, Cheukkai Hui, David Schlesinger, Jeffrey V Siebers
PURPOSE: To determine if radiation treatment plans created based on auto-segmented (AS) regions-of-interest (ROI)s are clinically equivalent to plans created based on manually segmented ROIs, where equivalence is evaluated using probabilistic dosimetric metrics and probabilistic biological endpoints for prostate IMRT. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Manually drawn contours and auto-segmented ROIs were created for 167 CT image sets acquired from 19 prostate patients. Auto-segmentation was performed utilizing Pinnacle's Smart Probabilistic Image Contouring Engine...
February 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181819/dose-escalation-study-with-respiratory-gated-carbon-ion-scanning-radiotherapy-using-a-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-pancreatic-cancer-simulation-with-four-dimensional-computed-tomography
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Shohei Kawashiro, Shinichiro Mori, Shigeru Yamada, Kentaro Miki, Kenji Nemoto, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tadashi Kamada
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic cancer is a difficult-to-treat disease with a persistently high mortality rate. We evaluated dose distribution simulation with respiratory-gated carbon-ion pencil beam scanning (C-PBS) with a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) to increase tumor dose, sparing organs at risk (OARs). METHODS: Using four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) data of 12 patients, we delineated gross tumor volume (GTV) and two clinical target volumes (CTVs). To consider beam range intrafractional uncertainty, we calculated field-specific target volumes (FTVs), from which two planning target volumes (PTVs) were generated...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152699/development-of-an-infusion-nurse-staffing-model-for-outpatient-chemotherapy-centers
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: 103 Background: Nursing roles and responsibilities within ambulatory oncology infusion suites across our health system are not clearly defined and it is not understood what the appropriate staffing ratio should be per site. It is not clear if employees are working to the highest level of their licensure or skill, and if the appropriate activities are performed by the correct department. A standard staffing model to provide efficiency of clinical services and patient safety does not exist, and nursing roles are variable between the sites...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152619/a-multinational-report-of-technical-factors-on-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-oligometastases
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Kristin J Redmond, Simon S Lo, Roi Dagan, Ian Poon, Matthew C Foote, Darby Erler, Young Lee, Frank Lohr, Tithi Biswas, Umberto Ricardi, Arjun Sahgal
AIM: Oligometastatic cancer is being increasingly managed with aggressive local therapy using stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). However, few guidelines exist. We summarize the results of an international survey reviewing technical factors for extracranial SBRT for oligometastatic disease to guide safe management. MATERIALS & METHODS: Seven high-volume centers contributed. Levels of agreement were categorized as strong (6-7 common responses), moderate (4-5), low (2-3) or no agreement...
February 3, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144116/a-method-to-obtain-correct-standard-uptake-values-in-pinnacle-treatment-planning-system-for-target-volume-delineation
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Farshid Salehzahi, Jason Tse, Jonathan Lee, Jothybasu Selvaraj
Standardized uptake value (SUV) is an advanced tool for quantitative tumor identification and metabolic target volume delineation (TVD) in diagnostic and therapeutic settings. It is thus important to establish a quality assured process to maintain the traceability of data correctly by positron emission tomography (PET) systems. Patient administration of (18)fluoro-deoxy-glucose is increasingly delivered by automated infusion systems (AISs). Whenever AIS is used, its accuracy and traceability measurement need verification...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126329/head-and-neck-target-delineation-using-a-novel-pet-automatic-segmentation-algorithm
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B Berthon, M Evans, C Marshall, N Palaniappan, N Cole, V Jayaprakasam, T Rackley, E Spezi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and impact of using a novel advanced PET auto-segmentation method in Head and Neck (H&N) radiotherapy treatment (RT) planning. METHODS: ATLAAS, Automatic decision Tree-based Learning Algorithm for Advanced Segmentation, previously developed and validated on pre-clinical data, was applied to (18)F-FDG-PET/CT scans of 20 H&N patients undergoing Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Primary Gross Tumour Volumes (GTVs) manually delineated on CT/MRI scans (GTVpCT/MRI), together with ATLAAS-generated contours (GTVpATLAAS) were used to derive the RT planning GTV (GTVpfinal)...
January 23, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118614/identification-of-risk-factors-and-the%C3%A2-pattern-of-lower-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-in-esophageal-cancer-implications-for-radiotherapy-target-delineation
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Yijun Luo, Xiaoli Wang, Yuhui Liu, Chengang Wang, Yong Huang, Jinming Yu, Minghuan Li
Radiotherapy remains the important therapeutic strategy for patients with esophageal cancer (EC). At present, there is no uniform opinion or standard care on the range of radiotherapy in the treatment of EC patients. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors associated with lower cervical lymph node metastasis (LNM) and to explore the distribution pattern of lower cervical metastatic lymph nodes. It could provide useful information regarding accurate target volume delineation for EC. We identified 239 patients who initial diagnosed with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma...
January 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105886/interobserver-delineation-uncertainty-in-involved-node-radiation-therapy-inrt-for-early-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma-on-behalf-of-the-radiotherapy-committee-of-the-eortc-lymphoma-group
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Marianne C Aznar, Theodore Girinsky, Anne Kiil Berthelsen, Berthe Aleman, Max Beijert, Martin Hutchings, Yolande Lievens, Paul Meijnders, Peter Meidahl Petersen, Deborah Schut, Maja V Maraldo, Richard van der Maazen, Lena Specht
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In early-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) the target volume nowadays consists of the volume of the originally involved nodes. Delineation of this volume on a post-chemotherapy CT-scan is challenging. We report on the interobserver variability in target volume definition and its impact on resulting treatment plans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two representative cases were selected (1: male, stage IB, localization: left axilla; 2: female, stage IIB, localizations: mediastinum and bilateral neck)...
January 20, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089481/recommendations-for-mri-based-contouring-of-gross-tumor-volume-and-organs-at-risk-for-radiation-therapy-of-pancreatic-cancer
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H D Heerkens, W A Hall, X A Li, P Knechtges, E Dalah, E S Paulson, C A T van den Berg, G J Meijer, E J Koay, C H Crane, K Aitken, M van Vulpen, B A Erickson
PURPOSE: Local recurrence is a common and morbid event in patients with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. A more conformal and targeted radiation dose to the macroscopic tumor in nonmetastatic pancreatic cancer is likely to reduce acute toxicity and improve local control. Optimal soft tissue contrast is required to facilitate delineation of a target and creation of a planning target volume with margin reduction and motion management. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers considerable advantages in optimizing soft tissue delineation and is an ideal modality for imaging and delineating a gross tumor volume (GTV) within the pancreas, particularly as it relates to conformal radiation planning...
October 17, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079816/a-comparison-study-between-gross-tumor-volumes-defined-by-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-postoperative-specimens-and-tumor-bed-for-radiotherapy-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Aiping Zhang, Jianbin Li, Wei Wang, Yongsheng Wang, Dianbin Mu, Zhaoqiu Chen, Qian Shao, Fengxiang Li
BACKGROUND: The identification and contouring of target volume is important for breast-conserving therapy. The aim of the study was to compare preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), postoperative pathology, excised specimens' (ES) size, and tumor bed (TB) delineation as methods for determining the gross tumor volume (GTV) for radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: Thirty-three patients with breast cancer who underwent preoperative MRI and radiotherapy after BCS were enrolled...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078638/-11-c-methionine-positron-emission-tomography-delineates-non-contrast-enhancing-tumor-regions-at-high-risk-for-recurrence-in-pediatric-high-grade-glioma
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John T Lucas, Nick Serrano, Hyun Kim, Xingyu Li, Scott E Snyder, Scott Hwang, Yimei Li, Chia-Ho Hua, Alberto Broniscer, Thomas E Merchant, Barry L Shulkin
We assessed the prognostic utility of (11)C-Methionine positron emission tomography (MET-PET) in pediatric high-grade glioma (HGG). Thirty-one children had 62 MET-PET studies. Segmented tumor volumes from co-registered magnetic resonance studies were assessed for concordance with MET-PET uptake using Boolean operations. The tumor volume at diagnosis and treatment failure was assessed relative to MET-PET avid volume. The prognostic impact of MET-PET-delineated non-contrast enhancing tumor (NCET) was assessed...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072693/comparative-evaluation-of-target-volumes-defined-by-deformable-and-rigid-registration-of-diagnostic-pet-ct-to-planning-ct-in-primary-esophageal-cancer
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yanluan Guo, Jianbin Li, Peng Zhang, Qian Shao, Min Xu, Yankang Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the geometrical differences of target volumes propagated by deformable image registration (DIR) and rigid image registration (RIR) to assist target volume delineation between diagnostic Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and planning CT for primary esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with EC sequentially underwent a diagnostic F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT scan and planning CT simulation. Only 19 patients with maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) ≥ 2...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048927/mo-fg-bra-05-dosimetric-and-radiobiological-validation-of-respiratory-gating-in-conventional-and-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-of-the-lung-effect-of-dose-dose-rate-gating-window-and-breathing-pattern
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L Cervino, D Soultan, N Pettersson, A Yock, M Cornell, J Aguilera, J Murphy, B Gill, S Advani, V Moiseenko
PURPOSE: to evaluate the dosimetric and radiobiological consequences from having different gating windows, dose rates, and breathing patterns in gated VMAT lung radiotherapy. METHODS: A novel 3D-printed moving phantom with central high and peripheral low tracer uptake regions was 4D FDG-PET/CT-scanned using ideal, patient-specific regular, and irregular breathing patterns. A scan of the stationary phantom was obtained as a reference. Target volumes corresponding to different uptake regions were delineated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048901/su-f-t-627-a-conformity-index-study-of-sbrt-plans-for-lung-cancer-patient
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Dengsong Zhu, Guoqing Fan, Chong Peng, Carlos Austerlitz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the conformity index for SBRT lung plan in Eclipse (version 11) treatment planning system. METHODS: In the Eclipse treatment planning system the conformity index was defined as VRI/TV, where VRI is prescription isodose surface, and TV is the target volume. In 1997, Van't Riet et al introduced TVRI/TV × TVRI/VRI as a conformal index, where TVRI is the target volume closed by the prescription isodose surface. We chose a lung cancer patient who was assigned to be treated with SBRT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048897/su-f-j-156-the-feasibility-of-mr-only-imrt-planning-for-prostate-anatomy
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R Vaitheeswaran, K R Sivaramakrishnan, Prashant Kumar, Raja Gattamaneni, Girish Kumar
PURPOSE: For prostate anatomy, previous investigations have shown that simulated CT (sCT) generated from MR images can be used for accurate dose computation. In this study, we demonstrate the feasibility of MR-only IMRT planning for prostate case. METHODS: Regular CT (rCT) and MR images of the same patient were acquired for prostate anatomy. Regions-of-interest (ROIs) i.e. target and risk structures are delineated on the rCT. A simulated CT (sCT) is generated from the MR image using the method described by Schadewaldt N et al...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048869/su-f-j-145-mri-guided-interventional-boost-radiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer-investigating-the-feasibility-of-adapting-the-anatomy
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J J E Kleijnen, A M Couwenberg, B van Asselen, J J W Lagendijk, M Intven, B W Raaymakers
PURPOSE: The recent development of an MRI-linac allows adaptation of treatments to the anatomy of the moment. This anatomy, in turn, could be altered into a more favorable situation for radiotherapy purposes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential dosimetric benefits of manipulating rectal anatomy in MRI-guided interventional external-beam radiotherapy for rectal cancer. METHODS: For this retrospective analysis, four patients (1M/3F) diagnosed with rectal cancer were included...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048809/mo-d-brc-01-memorial-lecture
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B Fraass
Treatment planning is a central part of radiation therapy, including delineation in tumor volumes and critical organs, setting treatment goals of prescription doses to the tumor targets and tolerance doses to the critical organs, and finally generation of treatment plans to meet the treatment goals. National groups like RTOG have led the effort to standardize treatment goals of the prescription doses to the tumor targets and tolerance doses to the critical organs based on accumulated knowledge from decades of abundant clinical trial experience...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048786/mo-d-brc-04-multiple-criteria-optimization-planning
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J Donaghue
Treatment planning is a central part of radiation therapy, including delineation in tumor volumes and critical organs, setting treatment goals of prescription doses to the tumor targets and tolerance doses to the critical organs, and finally generation of treatment plans to meet the treatment goals. National groups like RTOG have led the effort to standardize treatment goals of the prescription doses to the tumor targets and tolerance doses to the critical organs based on accumulated knowledge from decades of abundant clinical trial experience...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048777/mo-e-brb-00-panel-discussion-sbrt-srs-case-studies-lung
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Stanley Benedict
: In this interactive session, lung SBRT patient cases will be presented to highlight real-world considerations for ensuring safe and accurate treatment delivery. An expert panel of speakers will discuss challenges specific to lung SBRT including patient selection, patient immobilization techniques, 4D CT simulation and respiratory motion management, target delineation for treatment planning, online treatment alignment, and established prescription regimens and OAR dose limits. Practical examples of cases, including the patient flow thought the clinical process are presented and audience participation will be encouraged...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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