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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342297/an-exact-goodness-of-fit-test-based-on-the-occupancy-problems-to-study-zero-inflation-and-zero-deflation-in-biological-dosimetry-data
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Amanda Fernández-Fontelo, Pedro Puig, Elizabeth A Ainsbury, Manuel Higueras
The goal in biological dosimetry is to estimate the dose of radiation that a suspected irradiated individual has received. For that, the analysis of aberrations (most commonly dicentric chromosome aberrations) in scored cells is performed and dose response calibration curves are built. In whole body irradiation (WBI) with X- and gamma-rays, the number of aberrations in samples is properly described by the Poisson distribution, although in partial body irradiation (PBI) the excess of zeros provided by the non-irradiated cells leads, for instance, to the Zero-Inflated Poisson distribution...
January 12, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342278/dosimetry-of-adult-and-pediatric-patients-for-common-digital-radiography-examinations
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Bhupendra Singh Rana, Sanjeev Kumar, Inderjeet Singh Sandhu, Narinder Paul Singh
The present work reports dosimetry data on adult and pediatric patients for some common radiographic examinations during the standard hospital routine. The measurements are the part of quality assurance program to determine radiation exposures to patients in these examinations. The entrance skin doses (ESDs) of the patients were measured from 2451 projection for 12 diagnostic examinations in digital radiography (DR). The ESDs in adult patient were measured using thermoluminescence dosemeters placed on the skin of the patient...
January 12, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341541/radiotherapy-fiber-dosimeter-probes-based-on-silver-only-coated-hollow-glass-waveguides
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Arash Darafsheh, Jeffrey E Melzer, James A Harrington, Alireza Kassaee, Jarod C Finlay
Manifestation of Čerenkov radiation as a contaminating signal is a significant issue in radiation therapy dose measurement by fiber-coupled scintillator dosimeters. To enhance the scintillation signal transmission while minimizing Čerenkov radiation contamination, we designed a fiber probe using a silver-only coated hollow waveguide (HWG). The HWG with scintillator inserted in its tip, embedded in tissue-mimicking phantoms, was irradiated with clinical electron and photon beams generated by a medical linear accelerator...
January 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340629/development-of-a-set-of-mesh-based-and-age-dependent-chinese-phantoms-and-application-for-ct-dose-calculations
#4
Yifei Pi, Tianyu Liu, X George Xu
Phantoms for organ dose calculations are essential in radiation protection dosimetry. This article describes the development of a set of mesh-based and age-dependent phantoms for Chinese populations using reference data recommended by the Chinese government and by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Existing mesh-based RPI adult male (RPI-AM) and RPI adult female (RPI-AF) phantoms were deformed to form new phantoms according to anatomical data for the height and weight of Chinese individuals of 5 years old male, 5 years old female, 10 years old male, 10 years old female,15 years old male, 15 years old female, adult male and adult female-named USTC-5 M, USTC-5F, USTC-10M, USTC-10F, USTC-15M, USTC-15F, USTC-AM and USTC-AF, respectively...
January 11, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339573/-sup-18-sup-f-choline-pet-ct-for-parathyroid-scintigraphy-significantly-lower-radiation-exposure-of-patients-in-comparison-to-conventional-nuclear-medicine-imaging-approaches
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Sebastijan Rep, Marko Hocevar, Janja Vaupotič, Urban Zdesar, Katja Zaletel, Luka Lezaic
Parathyroid subtraction scintigraphy is the most commonly used imaging method for localization of hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands (HPG) in primary hyperparathyroidism, a common endocrine disorder. Hybrid (SPECT/CT) imaging with 99mTc-sestaMIBI (MIBI) at an early and delayed phase (dual-phase imaging) may be the most accurate conventional imaging approach, but includes additional radiation exposure due to added CT imaging. Recently, 18F-choline (FCH) PET/CT was introduced for HPG imaging, which can also be performed using the dual-phase approach...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339047/the-impact-of-semilateral-decubitus-position-on-the-dose-volume-parameters-of-the-heart-and-lung-for-left-sided-breast-cancer-patients-a-comparative-dosimetric-study
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Azza Helal, Mohamed Farouk, Sherief H Gamie, Mahran Abdo, Lila Mosa, Amr Abdul Aziz
PURPOSE: When treating breast cancer with radiation therapy, the impact of treatment position on heart and lung dose-volume parameters (DVPs) is largely dependent on the maximal heart distance (MHD) and central lung distance (CLD). We evaluate how much heart and lung sparing can be achieved using the semilateral decubitus (SLD) position without and with breath hold compared with the standard supine position for left-sided breast cancer patients. A secondary aim was to investigate the impact of MHD and CLD on heart and lung DVPs...
December 2, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333465/in-vivo-exposure-effects-of-99mtc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile-on-the-fdxr-and-xpa-genes-expression-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
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Mohammad Taghi Bahreyni-Toossi, Habibeh Vosoughi, Hosein Azimian, Abdul Rahim Rezaei, Mehdi Momennezhad
Objectives: In recent years, the application of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine has increased substantially. Following the diagnostic procedures performed in nuclear medicine departments, such as myocardial perfusion imaging, patients generally receive considerable doses of radiation. Normally, radiation-induced DNA damages are expected following exposure to a low-dose ionizing radiation. In order to detect molecular changes, high-sensitivity techniques must be utilized. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a low-dose (below 10 mSv) gamma ray on gene expression using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332497/dosimetric-analysis-of-microscopic-disease-in-sbrt-for-lung-cancers
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Ronghu Mao, Lingling Tian, You Zhang, Lei Ren, Renqi Gao, Fang-Fang Yin, Hong Ge
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to theoretically and experimentally evaluate the dosimetry in the microscopic disease regions surrounding the tumor under stereotactic body radiation therapy of lung cancer. METHODS: For simplicity, the tumor was considered moving along 1 dimension with a periodic function. The probability distribution function of the tumor position was generated according to the motion pattern and was used to estimate the delivered dose in the microscopic disease region...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330552/dosimetry-prediction-for-clinical-translation-of-64cu-pembrolizumab-immunopet-targeting-human-pd-1-expression
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Arutselvan Natarajan, Chirag B Patel, Frezghi Habte, Sanjiv S Gambhir
The immune checkpoint programmed death 1 receptor (PD-1) expressed on some tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, and its ligand (PD-L1) expressed on tumor cells, enable cancers to evade the immune system. Blocking PD-1 with the monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab is a promising immunotherapy strategy. Thus, noninvasively quantifying the presence of PD-1 expression in the tumor microenvironment prior to initiation of immune checkpoint blockade may identify the patients likely to respond to therapy. We have developed a 64Cu-pembrolizumab radiotracer and evaluated human dosimetry...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325801/editorial-the-role-of-medical-physics-in-lung-sbrt
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EDITORIAL
Pietro Mancosu, Andrew Nisbet, Núria Jornet
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has become a standard treatment for non-operable patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this context, medical physics community has largely helped in the starting and the growth of this technique. In fact, SBRT requires the convergence of many different features for delivering large doses in few fractions to small moving target in an heterogeneous medium. The special issue of last month, was focused on the different physics challenges in lung SBRT...
January 9, 2018: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314051/water-equivalent-presage%C3%A2-for-synchrotron-radiation-therapy-dosimetry
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Frank M Gagliardi, Liam Day, Christopher M Poole, Rick D Franich, Moshi Geso
PURPOSE: Synchrotron Radiation Therapy techniques are currently being trialled and commissioned at synchrotrons around the world. The patient treatment planning systems (TPS) developed for these treatments use simulated data of the synchrotron x-ray beam to produce the dosimetry in the treatment plan. The purpose of this study was to investigate a water equivalent PRESAGE® dosimeter capable of 3D dosimetry over an energy range suitable for synchrotron x-ray beams. METHODS: Water equivalent PRESAGE® dosimeters were fabricated with a radiological effective atomic number similar to water over an energy range of 10 keV to 10 MeV...
January 3, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306585/radiation-safety-for-pregnant-workers-at-a-proton-facility
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Genevieve Maquilan, Marc R Bussière, Joseph McCormack, Tara Medich, Andrzej Niemierko, Helen A Shih
PURPOSE: To quantify radiation exposure of radiation therapy technologists (RTTs) in a proton treatment facility in comparison with a photon therapy facility, to inform and establish these specialized occupational safety guidelines. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two groups of RTTs, consisting of 12 full-time passive scattering proton RTTs and 18 full-time conventional photon RTTs, wore an additional dosimetry badge at the waist for a period of 14 weeks. The 2 groups of RTTs were given identical instructions on the proper use of the badges...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303547/hydrogel-nanosensors-for-colorimetric-detection-and-dosimetry-in-proton-beam-radiotherapy
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Sahil Inamdar, Karthik Pushpavanam, Jarrod Lentz, Martin Bues, Aman Anand, Kaushal Rege
Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatment approach that uses focused proton beams for tumor ablation.[1] A key advantage of this approach over conventional photon radiotherapy (XRT) is the unique dose deposition characteristics of protons, resulting in superior healthy tissue sparing. This results in fewer unwanted side effects and improved outcomes for patients. Current available dosimeters are intrinsic, complex and expensive; hence cannot be used to determine the dose delivered to the tumor routinely...
January 5, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296040/evaluation-and-performance-of-arccheck-and-film-using-gamma-criteria-in-pre-treatment-quality-assurance-of-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy
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Prabhakar Ramachandran, Abdulrahman Tajaldeen, David Taylor, Derrick Wanigaratne, Karl Roozen, Moshi Geso
Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the use of ArcCHECK (AC) as an alternative method to replace film dosimetry for pre-treatment quality assurance (QA) of three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) treatment plans. Materials and Methods: Twenty-five patients with a varied diagnosis of lung, spine, sacrum, sternum, ribs, scapula, and femur undergoing SABR were selected for this study...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286525/the-incidence-of-hematological-neoplasms-morbidity-on-radiation-contaminated-territories-in-cherkasy-region
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V V Paramonov
OBJECTIVE: The main goal was to analyze the incidence of the morbidity in 1980, 1989, 2001, 2014 years and the structures of the absolute number of hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms cases during the period 1980-2014 on radiation contaminated and not contaminated territories in Cherkasy region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The epidemiological indecies of hematological neoplasms were analyzed on radiation con taminated and not contaminated territories in Cherkasy region during the period from 1980 to 2014...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286516/cases-of-the-staff-unaccounted-exposure-during-the-construction-of-the-protective-shell-for-a-new-confinement-at-the-chnpp-site
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L K Bezdrobna, L V Tarasenko, T V Tsyganok, V A Kurochkina, V O Sushko, L I Shvayko
OBJECTIVE: cytogenetic control of the staff radiation exposure level during the construction of the protective shell for a new confinement at the ChNPP site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cytogenetic examination was carried out for 32 staff persons from the contracting organ izations involved into construction of the protective shell for a new confinement. Additionally, for the goal of com parison, 28 persons who did not have professional contacts with the radiation factors were inspected...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286496/evoked-bioelectrical-brain-activity-following-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation
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K Loganovsky, K Kuts
The article provides an overview of modern physiological evidence to support the hypothesis on cortico limbic sys tem dysfunction due to the hippocampal neurogenesis impairment as a basis of the brain interhemispheric asym metry and neurocognitive deficit after radiation exposure. The importance of the research of both evoked poten tials and fields as a highly sensitive and informative method is emphasized.Particular attention is paid to cerebral sensor systems dysfunction as a typical effect of ionizing radiation...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
#18
D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282134/small-field-dosimetry-for-the-small-animal-radiotherapy-research-platform-sarrp
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Mihaela Ghita, Stephen J McMahon, Hannah F Thompson, Conor K McGarry, Raymond King, Sarah O S Osman, Jonathan L Kane, Amanda Tulk, Giuseppe Schettino, Karl T Butterworth, Alan R Hounsell, Kevin M Prise
BACKGROUND: Preclinical radiation biology has become increasingly sophisticated due to the implementation of advanced small animal image guided radiation platforms into laboratory investigation. These small animal radiotherapy devices enable state-of-the-art image guided therapy (IGRT) research to be performed by combining high-resolution cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging with an isocentric irradiation system. Such platforms are capable of replicating modern clinical systems similar to those that integrate a linear accelerator with on-board CBCT image guidance...
December 28, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281050/estimation-of-the-occupational-exposure-dose-for-medical-diagnostic-x-ray-workers-in-jiangsu-china-using-a-retrospective-dosimetry-method
#20
Xiao-San Xu, Lian-An Zhang, Quan-Fu Sun, Yong-Chun Qin, Ning-Le Yu
Medical diagnostic X-ray workers are one occupational group that has exposure to continuous low doses of external radiation over their working lifetimes. Current ICRP recommendations [ICRP. Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. ICRP Publication 60. Ann ICRP 1991;21 (1-3)] state that there is no threshold of stochastic effects induced by radiation exposure such as carcinogenicity or genetic defects, and that the frequency of the effects is proportional to the amount of exposure to low levels of radiation, which is measured by radiation dose...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
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