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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730740/statistical-process-control-and-verifying-positional-accuracy-of-a-cobra-motion-couch-using-step-wedge-quality-assurance-tool
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Diana Binny, Craig M Lancaster, Jamie V Trapp, Scott B Crowe
This study utilizes process control techniques to identify action limits for TomoTherapy couch positioning quality assurance tests. A test was introduced to monitor accuracy of the applied couch offset detection in the TomoTherapy Hi-Art treatment system using the TQA "Step-Wedge Helical" module and MVCT detector. Individual X-charts, process capability (cp), probability (P), and acceptability (cpk) indices were used to monitor a 4-year couch IEC offset data to detect systematic and random errors in the couch positional accuracy for different action levels...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711186/megavoltage-2d-topographic-imaging-an-attractive-alternative-to-megavoltage-ct-for-the-localization-of-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-tomodirect
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Philippe Meyer, Fabien Le Pennec, Susanta K Hui, Nicolas Dehaynin, Delphine Jarnet, Matthieu Gantier, Claudine Niederst, Christophe Mazzara, Etienne Baudrier, Vincent Noblet
PURPOSE: To show the usefulness of topographic 2D megavoltage images (MV2D) for the localization of breast cancer patients treated with TomoDirect (TD), a radiotherapy treatment technique with fixed-angle beams performed on a TomoTherapy system. METHODS: A method was developed to quickly localize breast cancer patients treated with TD by registering the MV2D images produced before a TD treatment with reference images reconstructed from a kilovoltage CT simulation scanner and by using the projection of the beam-eye-view TD treatment field...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707988/first-clinical-report-of-helical-tomotherapy-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-synchronous-bilateral-breast-cancer
#3
Tabassum Wadasadawala, Shanu Jain, Siji Paul, Reena Phurailatpam, Kishore Joshi, Palak Popat, Sandip Tandon, Aruna Alahari, Rajiv Sarin
OBJECTIVE: Radiotherapy for synchronous bilateral breast cancer (SBBC) is technically very challenging. This study reports the clinical feasibility, dosimetry and safety of helical tomotherapy (HT) with simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy for SBBC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty one women with SBBC treated with HT from January 2013 to June 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Radiation lung toxicity was assessed using pulmonary function test (PFT) and high resolution computerized tomography scan (HRCT) scan at baseline and 1 year post RT in 18 patients...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693911/-technique-of-complex-mammary-irradiation-mono-isocentric-3d-conformational-radiotherapy-and-helical-tomotherapy
#4
B Vandendorpe, P Guilbert, C Champagne, T Antoni, T D Nguyen, N Gaillot-Petit, S Servagi Vernat
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dosimetric contribution of helical tomotherapy for breast cancers compared with conformal radiotherapy in mono-isocentric technique. PATIENTS AND METHOD: For 23 patients, the dosimetric results in mono-isocentric 3D conformational radiotherapy did not satisfy the constraints either of target volumes nor organs at risk. A prospective dosimetric comparison between mono-isocentric 3D conformational radiotherapy and helical tomotherapy was therefore carried out...
July 7, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693823/feasibility-of-hippocampal-avoidance-radiotherapy-for-glioblastoma
#5
K Thippu Jayaprakash, K Wildschut, R Jena
With improvements in survival for good performance status patients and in specific molecular subtypes of glioblastoma, some patients will survive to develop significant neurocognitive dysfunction. This retrospective planning study quantified hippocampal radiation doses in patients with glioblastoma receiving radical chemo-radiotherapy and compared this with the radiation doses that showed clinical correlation with neurocognitive dysfunction, and evaluated the potential for clinically meaningful hippocampal dose reduction using helical TomoTherapy(®)...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681450/-the-optimization-of-superficial-planning-target-volumes-ptvs-with-helical-tomotherapy-jacmp-15-6-2014
#6
M Ashburner, G S Tudor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662849/use-of-an-in-house-monte-carlo-platform-to-assess-the-clinical-impact-of-algorithm-related-dose-differences-on-dvh-constraints
#7
A Wagner, F Crop, X Mirabel, C Tailly, N Reynaert
PURPOSE: The aim of the present work is to evaluate a semi-automatic prescription and validation system of treatment plans for complex delivery techniques, integrated in a Monte Carlo platform, and to investigate the clinical impact of dose differences due to the calculation algorithms, by assessing the changes in DVH constraints. METHODS: A new prescription module was implemented into the Moderato system, an in-house Monte Carlo platform, with corresponding dose constraints generated depending on the anatomical region and fractionation scheme considered...
June 26, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643730/an-overview-on-small-field-dosimetry-in-photon-beam-radiotherapy-developments-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Hamed Bagheri, Azadeh Soleimani, Nahideh Gharehaghaji, Asghar Mesbahi, Farhad Manouchehri, Babak Shekarchi, Banafsheh Dormanesh, Habib Alah Dadgar
Small fields are more repeatedly used for radiation therapy as small segments in intensity-modulated radiotherapy or as in the form of independent fields in stereotactic radiosurgery and other novel equipment such as cyberknife and tomotherapy. Nevertheless, the application of small fields for radiotherapy of lung makes the dose calculation and planning inaccurate due to the existence of electronic disequilibrium and intrinsic deficiencies within most of the analytical dose calculation algorithms. The current review attempts to gather the information in this regard and focuses on the current progresses and retaining issues associated with this type of photon beams...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619289/validation-of-a-method-for-dose-of-the-day-calculation-in-head-neck-tomotherapy-by-using-planning-ct-to-mvct-deformable-image-registration
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M Branchini, C Fiorino, I Dell'Oca, M L Belli, L Perna, N Di Muzio, R Calandrino, S Broggi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and dosimetric accuracy of a method that employs planning CT-to-MVCT deformable image registration (DIR) for calculation of the daily dose for head and neck (HN) patients treated with Helical Tomotherapy (HT). METHODS: For each patient, the planning kVCT (CTplan) was deformably registered to the MVCT acquired at the 15th therapy session (MV15) with a B-Spline Free Form algorithm using Mattes mutual information (open-source software 3D Slicer), resulting in a deformed CT (CTdef)...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610691/radiological-properties-of-3d-printed-materials-in-kilovoltage-and-megavoltage-photon-beams
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O L Dancewicz, S R Sylvander, T S Markwell, S B Crowe, J V Trapp
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the radiological properties of different 3D printing materials for a range of photon energies, including kV and MV CT imaging and MV radiotherapy beams. METHODS: The CT values of a number of materials were measured on an Aquilion One CT scanner at 80kVp, 120kVp and a Tomotherapy Hi Art MVCT imaging beam. Attenuation of the materials in a 6MV radiotherapy beam was investigated. RESULTS: Plastic filaments printed with various infill densities have CT values of -743±4, -580±1 and -113±3 in 120kVp CT images which approximate the CT values of low-density lung, high-density lung and soft tissue respectively...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610690/investigating-output-and-energy-variations-and-their-relationship-to-delivery-qa-results-using-statistical-process-control-for-helical-tomotherapy
#11
Diana Binny, Emilio Mezzenga, Craig M Lancaster, Jamie V Trapp, Tanya Kairn, Scott B Crowe
The aims of this study were to investigate machine beam parameters using the TomoTherapy quality assurance (TQA) tool, establish a correlation to patient delivery quality assurance results and to evaluate the relationship between energy variations detected using different TQA modules. TQA daily measurement results from two treatment machines for periods of up to 4years were acquired. Analyses of beam quality, helical and static output variations were made. Variations from planned dose were also analysed using Statistical Process Control (SPC) technique and their relationship to output trends were studied...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580762/static-beam-tomotherapy-as-an-optimisation-method-in-whole-breast-radiation-therapy-wbrt
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Matthew Squires, Yunfei Hu, Mikel Byrne, Ben Archibald-Heeren, Sonja Cheers, Bruno Bosco, Amy Teh, Andrew Fong
INTRODUCTION: TomoTherapy (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA) has recently introduced a static form of tomotherapy: TomoDirect™ (TD). This study aimed to evaluate TD against a contemporary intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) alternative through comparison of target and organ at risk (OAR) doses in breast cancer cases. A secondary objective was to evaluate planning efficiency by measuring optimisation times. METHODS: Treatment plans of 27 whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT) patients optimised with a tangential hybrid IMRT technique were replanned using TD...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555505/comparison-of-dose-distribution-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-with-and-without-dose-painting-escalation-during-radiotherapy-realized-with-tomotherapy-unit
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Malgorzata Skorska, Tomasz Piotrowski, Adam Ryczkowski
OBJECTIVE: To determine and quantify the percentage dose increase to organs at risk (OARs) with multiple-level dose painting (DP) for patients with head and neck cancer in comparison with standard regimen. METHODS: 12 patients who had undergone fluorine-18 fludeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan were retrospectively enrolled. Two treatment plans-one using DP escalation and one without-were optimized for each patient base on PET/CT data...
July 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535917/sensitivity-evaluation-of-two-commercial-dosimeters-in-detecting-helical-tomotherapy-treatment-delivery-errors
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Shrikant Deshpande, Mark Geurts, Philip Vial, Peter Metcalfe, Lois Holloway
PURPOSE: To assess the sensitivity of two commercial dosimetry systems in detecting Helical TomoTherapy (HT) delivery errors. METHOD: Two commercial dosimeters i) MatriXX(Evolution) and ii) ArcCHECK® were considered. Ten retrospective nasopharynx HT patients were analysed. For each patient, error plans were created by independently introducing systematic offsets in: a) Jaw width error ±1, ±1.5 and ±2mm, b) Couch speed error ±2%, ±2.5, ±3% and ±4%, and c) MLC Leaf Open Time (MLCLOT) errors (3 separate MLC errors: either leaf 32 open or leaf 42 remains open during delivery, and 4% random reductions in MLCLOT)...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532617/first-french-experiences-of-total-body-irradiations-using-helical-tomotherapy-%C3%A2
#15
R Sun, X Cuenca, R Itti, S Nguyen Quoc, J-P Vernant, J-J Mazeron, C Jenny, M Chea
PURPOSE: Dynamic conformal radiotherapy with helical TomoTherapy(®) (HT) offers a more quantitative paradigm for total body irradiation. Treatment planning, delivery, dose verification of the first French experiences of total body irradiation using helical TomoTherapy(®) are presented. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients planned for total body irradiation at our institution from February 2012 to May 2013 were reported. Total body irradiation consisted in a single fraction of 2Gy...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526192/comparison-of-spinal-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-planning-techniques-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-modulated-arc-therapy-and-helical-tomotherapy
#16
Jina Kim, Hong Seok Jang, Yeon Sil Kim, Byung Ock Choi, Young-Nam Kang
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) delivers a highly conformal, hypofractionated radiation dose to a small target with minimal radiation applied to the surrounding areas. Therefore, using the proper treatment planning techniques for SBRT is important. Intensity modulation techniques, such as static intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), modulated arc therapy (mARC), and helical tomotherapy (HT), are useful for spinal SBRT because of a rapid dose fall-off and spinal cord avoidance. This study compared the planning characteristics for hypofractionated spinal SBRT administered using 3 treatment techniques...
May 16, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508830/dosimetric-verification-of-dose-calculation-algorithm-in-the-lung-during-total-marrow-irradiation-using-helical-tomotherapy
#17
Ewelina Konstanty, Julian Malicki, Katarzyna Łagodowska, Anna Kowalik
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of proliferative diseases of the hematopoietic system involves, in most cases, chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy, which is intended to provide adequate immunosuppressant. Conventionally, total body irradiation (TBI) was used; however, total marrow irradiation (TMI) performed with helical tomotherapy (HT) has been proposed as an alternative, with the aim of delivering the highest dose in the target area (skeleton bone). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of the dose calculation algorithm for the lung in TMI delivered with HT...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499662/-acute-toxicity-of-breast-cancer-irradiation-with-modulated-intensity-by-tomotherapy-%C3%A2
#18
N Aoulad, C Massabeau, B de Lafontan, L Vieillevigne, G Hangard, C Ciprian, L Chaltiel, É Moyal, F Izar
PURPOSE: Helical radiation intensity modulated by tomotherapy improves dose distribution to complex and large volumes. The aim of the study was to assess acute toxicity of this technique during breast cancer irradiation after conserving surgery or mastectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cutaneous toxicities, lung and oesophageal side effects, and breast lymphedema were retrospectively collected according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Version 4...
May 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478891/-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-of-the-spine-a-case-report
#19
O Munier, B Muckensturm, M Fesneau, T Wachter
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumour, with features between hemangiomas and angiosarcomas. Evolution remains mainly local but may also metastasize. Here, we report a case of a patient with a spinal epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. After a first resection, local recurrence required a new excision and external radiotherapy. It was achieved by helical TomoTherapy(®) with intensity modulation. During the follow-up, a second inoperable spinal location necessitated a new sequence of radiotherapy in modulation of intensity with integrated boost...
May 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466155/dosimetric-implications-of-inter-and-intrafractional-prostate-positioning-errors-during-tomotherapy-comparison-of-gold-marker-based-registrations-with-native-mvct
#20
Peter Wust, Marc Joswig, Reinhold Graf, Dirk Böhmer, Marcus Beck, Thomasz Barelkowski, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar
INTRODUCTION: For high-dose radiation therapy (RT) of prostate cancer, image-guided (IGRT) and intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) approaches are standard. Less is known regarding comparisons of different IGRT techniques and the resulting residual errors, as well as regarding their influences on dose distributions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 58 patients who received tomotherapy-based RT up to 84 Gy for high-risk prostate cancer underwent IGRT based either on daily megavoltage CT (MVCT) alone (n = 43) or the additional use of gold markers (n = 15) under routine conditions...
May 2, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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