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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548315/aapm-medical-physics-practice-guideline-8-a-linear-accelerator-performance-tests
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Koren Smith, Peter Balter, John Duhon, Gerald A White, David L Vassy, Robin A Miller, Christopher F Serago, Lynne A Fairobent
PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide a list of critical performance tests in order to assist the Qualified Medical Physicist (QMP) in establishing and maintaining a safe and effective quality assurance (QA) program. The performance tests on a linear accelerator (linac) should be selected to fit the clinical patterns of use of the accelerator and care should be given to perform tests which are relevant to detecting errors related to the specific use of the accelerator. METHODS: A risk assessment was performed on tests from current task group reports on linac QA to highlight those tests that are most effective at maintaining safety and quality for the patient...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548280/air-core-detectors-for-cerenkov-free-scintillation-dosimetry-of-brachytherapy-%C3%AE-sources
#2
Marion Eichmann, Benedikt Thomann
PURPOSE: Plastic scintillation detectors are used for dosimetry in small radiation fields with high dose gradients, green e.g. provided by β-emitting sources like (106) Ru/(106) Rh eye plaques. A drawback is a background signal caused by Cerenkov radiation generated by electrons passing the optical fibers (light guides) of this dosimetry system. Common approaches to correct for the Cerenkov signal are influenced by uncertainties resulting from detector positioning and calibration procedures...
May 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546005/fast-epithermal-and-thermal-photoneutron-dosimetry-in-air-and-in-tissue-equivalent-phantom-for-a-high-energy-x-ray-medical-accelerator
#3
Mehdi Sohrabi, Amir Hakimi
Photoneutron (PN) dosimetry in fast, epithermal and thermal energy ranges originated from the beam and albedo neutrons in high-energy X-ray medical accelerators is highly important from scientific, technical, radiation protection and medical physics points of view. Detailed dose equivalents in the fast, epithermal and thermal PN energy ranges in air up to 2m as well as at 35 positions from the central axis of 12 cross sections of the phantom at different depths were determined in 18MV X-ray beams of a Siemens ONCOR accelerator...
May 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544977/environmental-radiation-dosimetry-at-argentine-antarctic-marambio-base-64%C3%A2-13-s-56%C3%A2-43-w-preliminary-results
#4
Alba Zanini, Vicente Ciancio, Monica Laurenza, Marisa Storini, Adolfo Esposito, Juan Carlos Terrazas, Paolo Morfino, Alessandro Liberatore, Gustavo Di Giovan
The preliminary results obtained in the first environmental radiation dosimetry campaign performed in the Antarctic region are presented. This experiment is carried out in the framework of CORA (COsmic Rays in Antarctica) Project, a collaboration between Argentine and Italian institutions. After a feasibility study performed in the Antarctic summer 2013, a new campaign has been carried out, started in March 2015, to measure various components of cosmic ray induced secondary atmospheric radiation at the Argentine Marambio Base (Antarctica; 196 m a...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536392/personalized-dosimetry-for-radionuclide-therapy-using-molecular-imaging-tools
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Michael Ljungberg, Katarina Sjögreen Gleisner
For treatment of systemic malignancies, when external radiation therapy is not applicable, radionuclide therapy can be an alternative. In this form of therapy, radionuclides are administered to the patient, often in a form where the radionuclide is labelled to a molecule that plays the active part in the localization of the tumor. Since the aim is to impart lethal damage to tumor cells while maintaining possible side-effects to normal tissues at tolerable levels, a proper and accurate personalized dosimetry should be a pre-requisite...
November 15, 2016: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535918/polymer-gel-dosimeters-for-pretreatment-radiotherapy-verification-using-the-three-dimensional-gamma-evaluation-and-pass-rate-maps
#6
Ling-Ling Hsieh, Jiunn-I Shieh, Li-Ju Wei, Yi-Chun Wang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Cheng-Ting Shih
Polymer gel dosimeters (PGDs) have been widely studied for use in the pretreatment verification of clinical radiation therapy. However, the readability of PGDs in three-dimensional (3D) dosimetry remain unclear. In this study, the pretreatment verifications of clinical radiation therapy were performed using an N-isopropyl-acrylamide (NIPAM) PGD, and the results were used to evaluate the performance of the NIPAM PGD on 3D dose measurement. A gel phantom was used to measure the dose distribution of a clinical case of intensity-modulated radiation therapy...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535914/does-gantry-rotation-time-influence-accuracy-of-volume-computed-tomography-dose-index-ctdivol-in-modern-ct
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Atsushi Fukuda, Nao Ichikawa, Yoshiharu Fujita, Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Kosuke Matsubara, Tosiaki Miyati
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a gantry overrun corrected CTDIvol (cCTDIvol) dosimetry and evaluate the differences between the displayed CTDIvol (dCTDIvol), measured CTDIvol (mCTDIvol), and the cCTDIvol. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The each 8 rotation times between 275 and 1000ms of two CT scanners were investigated. Rotation time (Trot) and the beam-on time (Tbeam) in axial scanning were measured accurately to determine the gantry overrun time (Tover) as Tbeam-Trot...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533937/a-phase-one-single-dose-open-label-clinical-safety-and-pet-mr-imaging-study-of-68-ga-dotatoc-in-healthy-volunteers
#8
Shadi A Esfahani, Stephanie Salcedo, Pedram Heidari, Onofrio A Catalano, Rachel Pauplis, Jacob Hesterman, James F Kronauge, Umar Mahmood
This prospective pilot study provides a dynamic whole body PET/MR image database, clinical safety, biodistribution profile and dosimetry of (68)Ga-DOTATOC in healthy subjects, to establish a baseline and standard reference for its use in diagnosis and treatment response evaluation among patients with somatostatin receptor expressing neoplastic diseases. Dynamic whole body PET/MR imaging was performed in 12 healthy subjects (male/female: 8/4) after injection of 242.39 ± 53.38 MBq (mean ± SD) (68)Ga-DOTATOC...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527605/analysis-of-gafchromic-ebt3-film-calibration-irradiated-with-gamma-rays-from-different-systems-gamma-knife-and-cobalt-60-unit
#9
Monsen Najafi, Ghazale Geraily, Alireza Shirazi, Mahbod Esfahani, Javad Teimouri
In recent years, Gafchromic films are used as an advanced instrument for dosimetry systems. The EBT3 films are a new generation of Gafchromic films. Our main interest is to compare the response of the EBT3 films exposed to gamma rays provided by the Theratron 780C as a conventional radiotherapy system and the Leksell Gamma Knife as a stereotactic radiotherapy system (SRS). Both systems use Cobalt-60 sources, thus using the same energy. However, other factors such as source-to-axis distance, number of sources, dose rate, direction of irradiation, shape of phantom, the field shape of radiation, and different scatter contribution may influence the calibration curve...
May 17, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523582/first-in-human-radiation-dosimetry-of-68-ga-nodaga-rgdyk
#10
Silvano Gnesin, Periklis Mitsakis, Francesco Cicone, Emmanuel Deshayes, Vincent Dunet, Augusto F Gallino, Marek Kosinski, Sébastien Baechler, Franz Buchegger, David Viertl, John O Prior
BACKGROUND: Integrin-targeting radiopharmaceuticals have potential broad applications, spanning from cancer theranostics to cardiovascular diseases. We have previously reported preclinical dosimetry results of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in mice. This study presents the first human dosimetry of (68)Ga-NODAGA-RGDyK in the five consecutive patients included in a clinical imaging protocol of carotid atherosclerotic plaques. Five male patients underwent whole-body time-of-flight (TOF) PET/CT scans 10, 60 and 120 min after tracer injection (200 MBq)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522118/a-national-survey-of-hdr-source-knowledge-among-practicing-radiation-oncologists-and-residents-establishing-a-willingness-to-pay-threshold-for-cobalt-60-usage
#11
Raymond Mailhot Vega, Wesley Talcott, Omar Ishaq, Patrice Cohen, Christina J Small, Tamara Duckworth, Gustavo Sarria Bardales, Carmen A Perez, Peter B Schiff, William Small, Matthew M Harkenrider
PURPOSE: Ir-192 is the predominant source for high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy in United States markets. Co-60, with longer half-life and fewer source exchanges, has piloted abroad with comparable clinical dosimetry but increased shielding requirements. We sought to identify practitioner knowledge of Co-60 and establish acceptable willingness-to-pay (WTP) thresholds for additional shielding requirements for use in future cost-benefit analysis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A nationwide survey of U...
May 15, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521403/comparative-study-on-dosimetry-of-vmat-and-imrt-in-assisted-radiotherapy-after-radical-resection-of-rectal-cancer
#12
Jianguo Shi, Fujun Yang, Xiangbai Ju, Yudong Huang, Fenge Jiang
The present study compared the dosimetric differences of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and 7-field intensity modulated radiation therapy technology (7F-IMRT) in assisted radiotherapy plan after resection of rectal carcinoma. Ten cases of patients at stages II-III of rectal cancer transabdominal resection with postoperative pelvic radiotherapy underwent 7F-IMRT and VMAT radiotherapy plan design using the CMS Monaco treatment planning system. We compared the dose distribution, the number of organs at risk and the number of machines in the two groups...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513854/verification-of-dose-profiles-generated-by-the-convolution-algorithm-of-the-gamma-knife-%C3%A2-radiosurgery-planning-system
#13
Hyun-Tai Chung, Jeong-Hoon Park, Kook Jin Chun
PURPOSE: A convolution algorithm that takes into account electron-density inhomogeneity was recently introduced to calculate dose distributions for the Gamma Knife (GK) Perfexion(™) treatment planning program. The accuracies of the dose distributions computed using the convolution method were assessed using an anthropomorphic phantom and film dosimetry. METHODS: Absorbed-dose distributions inside a phantom (CIRS Radiosurgery Head Phantom, Model 605) were calculated using the convolution method of the GK treatment-planning software (Leksell Gamma Plan(®) version 10...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511893/assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-attenuation-of-pb-aprons-by-using-tld-dosimetry-and-monte-carlo-calculations
#14
H Olaya Dávila, J A Díaz Merchán, H R Vega Carrillo, S A Martínez Ovalle
We developed an experimental set-up by using a continuous emission X-ray (Pantak DXT-3000) and three types of Pb aprons, with thicknesses of 0.25, 0.5, and 0.75mm, coated with Mylar fiber on their surface. Aprons were placed at a distance of 2.5m from the focus. Aluminum filtration was performed at the beam output to reproduce the qualities of narrow beams, N40 (Eeffective =33keV), N80 (Eeffective =65keV), and N100 (Eeffective =83keV), according to the ISO standard 4037 (1-3). Each apron was fixed with 10 thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) over its surface, five dosimeters before and five dosimeters after irradiation with X-rays...
May 10, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505478/dose-assessment-in-environmental-radiological-protection-state-of-the-art-and-perspectives
#15
REVIEW
Karolina Stark, José M Goméz-Ros, Jordi Vives I Batlle, Elisabeth Lindbo Hansen, Karine Beaugelin-Seiller, Lawrence A Kapustka, Michael D Wood, Clare Bradshaw, Almudena Real, Corynne McGuire, Thomas G Hinton
Exposure to radiation is a potential hazard to humans and the environment. The Fukushima accident reminded the world of the importance of a reliable risk management system that incorporates the dose received from radiation exposures. The dose to humans from exposure to radiation can be quantified using a well-defined system; its environmental equivalent, however, is still in a developmental state. Additionally, the results of several papers published over the last decade have been criticized because of poor dosimetry...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504546/use-of-a-3d-printed-abdominal-compression-device-to-facilitate-ct-fluoroscopy-guided-percutaneous-interventions
#16
Yan Epelboym, Paul B Shyn, Ahmed Hosny, Tatiana Kelil, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Nikunj R Chauhan, Beth Ripley, Richard D Nawfel, Francis J Scholz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe a handheld external compression device used to facilitate CT fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous interventions in the abdomen. CONCLUSION: The device was designed with computer-aided design software to modify an existing gastrointestinal fluoroscopy compression device and was constructed by 3D printing. This abdominal compression device facilitates access to interventional targets, and its use minimizes radiation exposure of radiologists...
May 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499627/clinical-application-of-moskin-dosimeters-to-rectal-wall-in-vivo-dosimetry-in-gynecological-hdr-brachytherapy
#17
M Carrara, A Romanyukha, C Tenconi, D Mazzeo, A Cerrotta, M Borroni, D Cutajar, M Petasecca, M Lerch, J Bucci, A Richetti, S Presilla, C Fallai, G Gambarini, E Pignoli, A Rosenfeld
PURPOSE: Three MOSkins dosimeters were assembled over a rectal probe and used to perform in vivo dosimetry during HDR brachytherapy treatments of vaginal cancer. The purpose of this study was to verify the applicability of the developed tool to evaluate discrepancies between planned and measured doses to the rectal wall. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MOSkin dosimeters from the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics are particularly suitable for brachytherapy procedures for their ability to be easily incorporated into treatment instrumentation...
May 9, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487829/multi-parametric-improvements-in-the-ccd-camera-based-epid-for-portal-dosimetry
#18
Vahideh Nazari, Seied R Mahdavi, Ahmad Mostaar, Hassan Nedaei, Mohammad A Mosleh Shirazi, Alireza Nikoofar, Golbarg Esmailie
Dosimetric verification of radiation treatment has recently been extended by the introduction of electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs). Detailed dose response specifications of EPID should be addressed prior to any dosimetric application. The present study evaluates improvements of dosimetric properties of the low elbow camera-based EPID Theraview (Cablon Medical, Leusden, The Netherlands) equipped with a cooled charge coupled device (CCD) for portal dosimetry. The dose response, warm-up behavior, stability over long- and short-term scales (throughout a day) were studied...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487206/radiation-dose-comparison-between-v-p-spect-and-ct-angiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism
#19
Jorge Isidoro, Paulo Gil, Gracinda Costa, João Pedroso de Lima, Caseiro Alves, Nuno C Ferreira
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare two routine protocols at our institution, CTPA and V/P-SPECT, in terms of radiation dose to the most exposed organs (lungs and breast) and to the embryo/fetus in the case of pregnant patients. METHODS: At our institution, the CTPA protocol includes a contrast enhanced CT (scan parameters: 100kVp, 700mA, 0.5s/rot, pitch 0.984) and in some cases a non-contrast enhanced CT acquisition (120kVp, 400mA, 0.5s/rot, pitch 1.375)...
May 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483471/influence-of-acquisition-parameters-on-the-evaluation-of-mandibular-third-molars-through-cone-beam-computed-tomography
#20
Larissa Pereira Lagos de Melo, Anne Caroline Costa Oenning, Mariana Rocha Nadaes, Yuri Nejaim, Frederico Sampaio Neves, Matheus Lima Oliveira, Deborah Queiroz Freitas
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the influence of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) acquisition parameters on the evaluation of mandibular third molars and their relationship to the mandibular canal. STUDY DESIGN: Eight dry human mandibles with 13 mandibular third molars were scanned with one CBCT unit. Voxel size (0.2 and 0.3 mm), field of view (FOV) size (12 × 8.5 cm and 5 × 5 cm), and number of basis images (450 and 720) were the variables studied...
March 15, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
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