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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318880/highly-conformal-craniospinal-radiotherapy-techniques-can-underdose-the-cranial-clinical-target-volume-if-leptomeningeal-extension-through-skull-base-exit-foramina-is-not-contoured
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D J Noble, T Ajithkumar, J Lambert, I Gleeson, M V Williams, S J Jefferies
AIMS: Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) remains a crucial treatment for patients with medulloblastoma. There is uncertainty about how to manage meningeal surfaces and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that follows cranial nerves exiting skull base foramina. The purpose of this study was to assess plan quality and dose coverage of posterior cranial fossa foramina with both photon and proton therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed the radiotherapy plans of seven patients treated with CSI for medulloblastoma and primitive neuro-ectodermal tumours and three with ependymoma (total n = 10)...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314468/constraints-for-symptomatic-radiation-pneumonitis-of-helical-tomotherapy-hypofractionated-simultaneous-multitarget-radiotherapy-for-pulmonary-metastasis-from-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Genlai Lin, Han Xiao, Zhaochong Zeng, Zhiyong Xu, Jian He, Taiwei Sun, Jin Liu, Genwu Guo, Weixing Ji, Yong Hu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was aimed to identify the clinical and dosimetric parameters that predict symptomatic radiation pneumonitis (SRP, radiation pneumonitis≥2 grade) in patients with pulmonary metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after helical tomotherapy (HT) hypofractionated simultaneous multitarget radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 62 patients with 407 pulmonary metastases from HCC were consecutively treated with HT. The median radiation dose was a 49...
March 14, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300382/implementation-of-tomoedge-in-the-independent-dose-calculator-checktomo
#3
Mathieu Schopfer, Simon J Thomas, G Samuel J Tudor, Jean Bourhis, François Bochud, Raphaël Moeckli
PURPOSE: CheckTomo is an independent dose calculation software for tomotherapy. Recently, Accuray (Accuray Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) released an upgrade of its tomotherapy treatment device, called TomoEDGE Dynamic Jaws, which improves the quality of treatment plans by enhancing the dose delivery with the help of jaws motion. This study describes the upgrade of CheckTomo to that new feature. METHODS: To account for the varying width and off-axis shift of dynamic jaws fields, the calculation engine of CheckTomo multiplies the treatment field profile by a penumbral filter and shifts the dose calculation grid...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297444/surface-imaging-laser-positioning-or-volumetric-imaging-for-breast-cancer-with-nodal-involvement-treated-by-helical-tomotherapy
#4
Frederik Crop, David Pasquier, Amandine Baczkiewic, Julie Doré, Lena Bequet, Emeline Steux, Anne Gadroy, Jacqueline Bouillon, Clement Florence, Laurence Muszynski, Mathilde Lacour, Eric Lartigau
A surface imaging system, Catalyst (C-Rad), was compared with laser-based positioning and daily mega voltage computed tomography (MVCT) setup for breast patients with nodal involvement treated by helical TomoTherapy. Catalyst-based positioning performed better than laser-based positioning. The respective modalities resulted in a standard deviation (SD), 68% confidence interval (CI) of positioning of left-right, craniocaudal, anterior-posterior, roll: 2.4 mm, 2.7 mm, 2.4 mm, 0.9° for Catalyst positioning, and 6...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297443/comparison-of-automatic-image-registration-uncertainty-for-three-igrt-systems-using-a-male-pelvis-phantom
#5
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/28297441/comprehensive-dosimetric-planning-comparison-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-sabr-fixed-beam-imrt-versus-vmat-versus-tomotherapy
#6
Ilma Xhaferllari, Omar El-Sherif, Stewart Gaede
Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is emerging as a leading technology in treating early-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR). However, two other modalities capable of delivering intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) include fixed-beam and helical TomoTherapy (HT). This study aims to provide an extensive dosimetric comparison among these various IMRT techniques for treating early-stage NSCLC with SABR. Ten early-stage NSCLC patients were retrospectively optimized using three fixed-beam techniques via nine to eleven beams (high and low modulation step-and-shoot (SS), and sliding window (SW)), two VMAT techniques via two partial arcs (SmartArc (SA) and RapidArc (RA)), and three HT techniques via three different fan beam widths (1 cm, 2...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296298/performance-evaluation-of-the-ritg148-set-of-tomotherapy-quality-assurance-tools-using-rtqa-2-radiochromic-film
#7
Eric C Lobb
Version 6.3 of the RITG148+ software package offers eight automated analysis routines for quality assurance of the TomoTherapy platform. A performance evaluation of each routine was performed in order to compare RITG148+ results with traditionally accepted analysis techniques and verify that simulated changes in machine parameters are correctly identified by the software. Reference films were exposed according to AAPM TG-148 methodology for each routine and the RITG148+ results were compared with either alternative software analysis techniques or manual analysis techniques in order to assess baseline agreement...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291935/helical-tomotherapy-to-linac-plan-conversion-utilizing-raystation-fallback-planning
#8
Xin Zhang, Jose Penagaricano, Ganesh Narayanasamy, Peter Corry, TianXiao Liu, Maraboyina Sanjay, Nava Paudel, Steven Morrill
RaySearch RayStation Fallback (FB) planning module can generate an equivalent backup radiotherapy treatment plan facilitating treatment on other linear accelerators. FB plans were generated from the RayStation FB module by simulating the original plan target and organ at risk (OAR) dose distribution and delivered in various backup linear accelerators. In this study, helical tomotherapy (HT) backup plans used in Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator were generated with the RayStation FB module. About 30 patients, 10 with lung cancer, 10 with head and neck (HN) cancer, and 10 with prostate cancer, who were treated with HT, were included in this study...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291927/single-fraction-radiosurgery-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-for-spine-metastasis-a-dosimetric-comparison-of-multiple-delivery-platforms
#9
Adrian Nalichowski, Isaac Kaufman, John Gallo, Todd Bossenberger, Tim Solberg, Ezequiel Ramirez, Yulong Yan, Julie Fredrick, Tewfik Bichay, Alan Mayville, Jay Burmeister
There are numerous commercial radiotherapy systems capable of delivering single fraction spine radiosurgery/SBRT. We aim to compare the capabilities of several of these systems to deliver this treatment when following standardized criteria from a national protocol. Four distinct target lesions representing various case presentations of spine metastases were contoured in both the thoracic and lumbar spine of an anthropomorphic SBRT phantom. Single fraction radiosurgery/SBRT plans were designed for each target with each of our treatment platforms...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274405/state-of-dose-prescription-and-compliance-to-international-standard-icru-83-in-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-among-academic-institutions
#10
Indra J Das, Aaron Andersen, Zhe Jay Chen, Andrea Dimofte, Eli Glatstein, Jeremy Hoisak, Long Huang, Mark P Langer, Choonik Lee, Matthew Pacella, Richard A Popple, Roger Rice, Jennifer Smilowitz, Patricia Sponseller, Timothy Zhu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate dose prescription and recording compliance to international standard (International Commission on Radiation Units & Measurements [ICRU]-83) in patients treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) among academic institutions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten institutions participated in this study to collect IMRT data to evaluate compliance to ICRU-83. Under institutional review board clearance, data from 5094 patients-including treatment site, technique, planner, physician, prescribed dose, target volume, monitor units, planning system, and dose calculation algorithm-were collected anonymously...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270323/toxicity-and-early-clinical-outcomes-in-cervical-cancer-following-extended-field-helical-tomotherapy-to-para-aortic-lymph-nodes
#11
E Jouglar, L Thomas, A de la Rochefordière, G Noël, M Le Blanc-Onfroy, G Delpon, L Campion, M-A Mahé
PURPOSE: To evaluate toxicity and early disease outcome among patients treated for cervical cancer with extended-field helical tomotherapy to the para-aortic nodes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] stage IB2-IVA) from four institutions received extended-field helical tomotherapy and were retrospectively evaluated. All had nodal disease. Para-aortic lymph nodes were involved in 31 patients. Patients were assessed for toxicity using version 4 of the National Cancer Institute's common terminology criteria for adverse events...
December 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270018/therapeutic-benefits-in-grid-irradiation-on-tomotherapy-for-bulky-radiation-resistant-tumors
#12
Ganesh Narayanasamy, Xin Zhang, Ali Meigooni, Nava Paudel, Steven Morrill, Sanjay Maraboyina, Loverd Peacock, Jose Penagaricano
INTRODUCTION: Spatially fractionated radiation therapy (SFRT or grid therapy) has proven to be effective in management of bulky tumors. The aim of this project is to study the therapeutic ratio (TR) of helical Tomotherapy (HT)-based grid therapy using linear-quadratic cell survival model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: HT-based grid (or HT-GRID) plan was generated using a patient-specific virtual grid pattern of high-dose cylindrical regions using MLCs. TR was defined as the ratio of normal tissue surviving fraction (SF) under HT-GRID irradiation to an open debulking field of an equivalent dose that result in the same tumor cell SF...
March 8, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256158/treatment-outcomes-and-patterns-of-radiologic-appearance-after-hypofractionated-image-guided-radiotherapy-delivered-with-helical-tomotherapy-hht-for-lung-tumours
#13
Stefano Arcangeli, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Stefano Bracci, Alessandro Greco, Alessia Monaco, Jessica Dognini, Cinzia Chiostrini, Rita Bellavita, Cynthia Aristei, Vittorio Donato
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate treatment outcomes and patterns of CT lung injury after hypofractionated image-guided radiotherapy delivered with helical tomotherapy (HHT) in a series of inoperable lung lesions. METHODS: 68 patients who were medically inoperable (69 lesions) without evidence of viable extrathoracic disease were included. Dose prescription was driven by tumour location (hilar/pericentral vs peripheral) and/or target volume. 52% of the lesions received a biological equivalent dose (BED10) ≥100 Gy...
March 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255431/helical-tomotherapy-for-duodenal-adenocarcinoma-in-an-elderly-patient-a-case-report
#14
Valentina Lancellotta, Giuseppe Russo, Marco Lupattelli, Martina Iacco, Elisabetta Perrucci, Claudio Zucchetti, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Cynthia Aristei
To evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for duodenal adenocarcinoma in an 84-year-old female who underwent EBRT (2.2 Gy/d for a total dose of 46.2 Gy) using helical tomotherapy (HT). Toxicity was evaluated on the National Cancer Institute's common toxicity criteria (CTCAE 3.0). The patient completed the treatment without G3-G4 toxicity. After 22-mo follow-up, she is alive and well, in complete remission with no late side effects. HT seems to be feasible and effective for duodenal adenocarcinoma in old to very old patients...
February 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214420/prevention-of-radiotherapy-induced-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-survivors-of-paediatric-brain-tumours-the-potential-role-of-modern-imaging-and-radiotherapy-techniques
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Thankamma Ajithkumar, Stephen Price, Gail Horan, Amos Burke, Sarah Jefferies
Neurocognitive dysfunction is the leading cause of reduced quality of life in long-term survivors of paediatric brain tumours. Radiotherapy is one of the main contributors to neurocognitive sequelae. Current approaches for prevention and reduction of neurocognitive dysfunction include avoidance of radiotherapy in young children and reduction of the radiotherapy dose and volume of brain irradiated. Substantial advances have been made in brain imaging, especially with functional imaging and fibre tracking with the use of diffusion tensor imaging...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199977/pre-radiotherapy-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-radiotherapy
#16
Seok Hyun Son, Eun Young Park, Hee Hyun Park, Chul Seung Kay, Hong Seok Jang
We aimed to investigate the pre-radiotherapy neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (prNLR) as a prognostic factor in patients with locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with radiotherapy (RT), and to determine the optimal cut-off value for prNLR. We retrospectively evaluated 56 patients with locally advanced HCC treated with RT (helical tomotherapy) between March 2006 and February 2012. The optimal cut-off value was determined by using a maximally selected log-rank test. Prognostic factors that influence the local progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197874/a-dosimetric-comparison-between-cyberknife-and-tomotherapy-treatment-plans-for-single-brain-metastasis
#17
Daniela Greto, Stefania Pallotta, Laura Masi, Cinzia Talamonti, Livia Marrazzo, Raffaella Doro, Calogero Saieva, Silvia Scoccianti, Isacco Desideri, Lorenzo Livi
PURPOSE: Radiosurgery (RS) is a well-established treatment in selected patients with brain metastasis. The aim of this study is to compare the differences between CyberKnife (CK) and TomoTherapy (HT) treatment plans of RS of single brain metastasis (BM) to define when HT should be used in cases beyond Cyberknife-when both systems are readily available for the radiation oncologist. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Nineteen patients with single brain metastasis treated with CK were re-planned for radiosurgery using TomoTherapy Hi-ART system...
February 15, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163773/assessment-of-iterative-closest-point-registration-accuracy-for-different-phantom-surfaces-captured-by-an-optical-3d-sensor-in-radiotherapy
#18
Gerald Krell, Nazila Saeid Nezhad, Mathias Walke, Ayoub Al-Hamadi, Günther Gademann
An optical 3D sensor provides an additional tool for verification of correct patient settlement on a Tomotherapy treatment machine. The patient's position in the actual treatment is compared with the intended position defined in treatment planning. A commercially available optical 3D sensor measures parts of the body surface and estimates the deviation from the desired position without markers. The registration precision of the in-built algorithm and of selected ICP (iterative closest point) algorithms is investigated on surface data of specially designed phantoms captured by the optical 3D sensor for predefined shifts of the treatment table...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159930/compared-planning-dosimetry-of-tomo-vmat-and-imrt-in-rectal-cancer-with-different-simulated-positions
#19
Jang-Chun Lin, Jo-Ting Tsai, Li-Jhen Chen, Ming-Hsien Li, Wei-Hsiu Liu
OBJECTIVES: To compare treatment plans for helical tomotherapy (TOMO), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study from December 2010 to June 2013 included 20 patients with LARC who received neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with radiation doses of greater than 50.4 Gy. Dosimetric quality was evaluated based on doses to organs at risk (OARs), including small bowel, urinary bladder and bilateral femoral head, over the same coverage of the clinical target volume (CTV)...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157113/dosimetric-and-radiobiological-comparison-of-cyberknife-and-tomotherapy-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer
#20
Chun-You Chen, Liang-Ming Lee, Hsiao-Wei Yu, Steve P Lee, Hsin-Lun Lee, Yung-Wei Lin, Yu-Ching Wen, Yi-Ju Chen, Chiu-Ping Chen, Jo-Ting Tsai
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As recent studies have suggested relatively low α/β for prostate cancer, the interest in hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer is rising. The aim of this study is to compare dosimetric results of Cyberknife (CK) with Tomotherapy (HT) in SBRT for localized prostate cancer. Furthermore, the radiobiologic consequences of heterogeneous dose distribution are also analyzed. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 12 cases of localized prostate cancer previously treated with SBRT were collected...
January 31, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
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