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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640871/nomogram-to-predict-rectal-toxicity-following-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy
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Jean-Bernard Delobel, Khemara Gnep, Juan David Ospina, Véronique Beckendorf, Ciprian Chira, Jian Zhu, Alberto Bossi, Taha Messai, Oscar Acosta, Joël Castelli, Renaud de Crevoisier
BACKGROUND: To identify predictors of acute and late rectal toxicity following prostate cancer radiotherapy (RT), while integrating the potential impact of RT technique, dose escalation, and moderate hypofractionation, thus enabling us to generate a nomogram for individual prediction. METHODS: In total, 972 patients underwent RT for localized prostate cancer, to a total dose of 70 Gy or 80 Gy, using two different fractionations (2 Gy or 2.5 Gy/day), by means of several RT techniques (3D conformal RT [3DCRT], intensity-modulated RT [IMRT], or image-guided RT [IGRT])...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640699/brain-tumor-imaging
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Kevin M Brindle, José L Izquierdo-García, David Y Lewis, Richard J Mair, Alan J Wright
Modern imaging techniques, particularly functional imaging techniques that interrogate some specific aspect of underlying tumor biology, have enormous potential in neuro-oncology for disease detection, grading, and tumor delineation to guide biopsy and resection; monitoring treatment response; and targeting radiotherapy. This brief review considers the role of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, and positron emission tomography in these areas and discusses the factors that limit translation of new techniques to the clinic, in particular, the cost and difficulties associated with validation in multicenter clinical trials...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635238/-comparison-of-vacuum-bag-fixation-and-orfit-rack-with-thermoplastic-membrane-fixation-for-image-guided-cervical-cancer-radiotherapy
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Y B Li, Y L Wang, Y H Zhuo
Objective: To compare the difference of displacement between the vacuum bag fixation and the Orfit rack with thermoplastic membrane fixation of the cervical cancer patients, and to explore the individual fixation of the patients. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 66 patients diagnosed as cervical cancer in Zhangzhou Municipal Hospital of Fujian Province from December 2014 to April 2016. Among them, 33 patients were fixed with vacuum bag, 33 patients were fixed with the Orfit rack with thermoplastic membrane...
June 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633637/seroma-change-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-partial-breast-irradiation-and-its-clinical-implications
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Seung Hyuck Jeon, Kyung Hwan Shin, So-Yeon Park, Jung-In Kim, Jong Min Park, Jin Ho Kim, Eui Kyu Chie, Hong-Gyun Wu
BACKGROUND: To investigate the patterns of post-lumpectomy seroma volume (SV) change and related clinical factors to determine the benefits of adaptive planning in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided partial breast irradiation (PBI). METHODS: MRI data obtained from 37 women with early breast cancer acquired at simulation and at the 1st, 6th, and 10th fractions were analyzed. The planning target volume (PTV) was defined as unequal margins of 10-15 mm added according to the directional surgical margin status of each seroma...
June 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628155/-3d-printed-template-assisted-and-computed-tomography-image-guided-125-iodine-seed-implantation-for-supraclavicular-metastatic-tumor-a-dosimetric-study
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OBJECTIVE: To compare the dosimetric data between the preoperative plans and postoperative verification in personalized 3D printed template-assisted and computed tomography (CT) image-guided 125-iodine seed implantation for supraclavicular metastatic tumor, and to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility at the dosimetry level. METHODS: A total of 14 patients with supraclavicular metastatic tumor (including 15 lesions) who received 3D printed template assisted and CT image-guided 125-iodine seed implantation in Department of Radiation Oncology of Peking University Third Hospital from January to September 2016 were enrolled...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623847/toxicity-after-post-prostatectomy-image-guided-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-using-australian-guidelines
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Stephen Chin, Noel J Aherne, Andrew Last, Hassan Assareh, Thomas P Shakespeare
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated single institution toxicity outcomes after post-prostatectomy radiotherapy (PPRT) via image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) with implanted fiducial markers following national eviQ guidelines, for which late toxicity outcomes have not been published. METHODS: Prospectively collected toxicity data were retrospectively reviewed for 293 men who underwent 64-66 Gy IG-IMRT to the prostate bed between 2007 and 2015. RESULTS: Median follow-up after PPRT was 39 months...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623325/fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-microscopy-a-novel-diagnostic-tool-for-metastatic-cell-detection-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-children-with-medulloblastoma
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Sivan Gershanov, Shalom Michowiz, Helen Toledano, Gilad Yahav, Orit Barinfeld, Avraham Hirshberg, Haim Ben-Zvi, Gabriel Mircus, Mali Salmon-Divon, Dror Fixler, Nitza Goldenberg-Cohen
In pediatric brain tumours, dissemination of malignant cells within the central nervous system confers poor prognosis and determines treatment intensity, but is often undetectable by imaging or cytology. This study describes the use of fluorescence lifetime (FLT) imaging microscopy (FLIM), a novel diagnostic tool, for detection of metastatic spread. The study group included 15 children with medulloblastoma and 2 with atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour. Cells extracted from the tumour and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) 2 weeks postoperatively and repeatedly during chemo/radiotherapy were subjected to nuclear staining followed by FLT measurement and cytological study...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620751/impact-of-a-rectal-and-bladder-preparation-protocol-on-prostate-cancer-outcome-in-patients-treated-with-external-beam-radiotherapy
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A Maggio, D Gabriele, E Garibaldi, S Bresciani, E Delmastro, A Di Dia, A Miranti, M Poli, T Varetto, M Stasi, P Gabriele
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that a rectal and bladder preparation protocol is associated with an increase in prostate cancer specific survival (PCSS), clinical disease free survival (CDFS) and biochemical disease free survival (BDFS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1999 to 2012, 1080 prostate cancer (PCa) patients were treated with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT). Of these patients, 761 were treated with an empty rectum and comfortably full bladder (RBP) preparation protocol, while for 319 patients no rectal/bladder preparation (NRBP) protocol was adopted...
June 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612288/magnetic-resonance-image-guidance-in-external-beam-radiation-therapy-planning-and-delivery
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REVIEW
Ilamurugu Arivarasan, Chandrasekaran Anuradha, Shanmuga Subramanian, Ayyalusamy Anantharaman, Velayudham Ramasubramanian
The use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in radiation oncology is improving dramatically. This review article discusses the necessity of image guidance and how MR finds a significant place in radiotherapy planning and delivery. The challenges to and current solutions for an in-house MR simulation, dedicated MR simulator, estimation of electron density using MR image sets and development of MR-compatible treatment planning systems are presented. This article also reviews the feasibility, advantages and limitations of MR image-guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) and its drive toward the integration of radiation beams with MR technology...
June 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612199/mri-guided-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-initial-clinical-experience
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A M Chen, S Hsu, J Lamb, Y Yang, N Agazaryan, M L Steinberg, D A Low, M Cao
PURPOSE: To report a single-institutional experience with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiotherapy for cancers of the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between October 2014 and October 2016, 18 patients with newly diagnosed cancers of the head and neck were prospectively enrolled on an institutional registry trial investigating the feasibility and efficacy of external-beam radiotherapy delivered using on-board MRI. All patients had biopsy-proven evidence of malignancy, measurable disease, and the ability to provide consent...
June 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611300/consistency-mapping-of-16-lymph-node-stations-in-gastric-cancer-by-ct-based-vessel-guided-delineation-of-255-patients
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Shuhang Xu, Lingling Feng, Yongming Chen, Ying Sun, Yao Lu, Shaomin Huang, Yang Fu, Rongqin Zheng, Yujing Zhang, Rong Zhang
In order to refine the location and metastasis-risk density of 16 lymph node stations of gastric cancer for neoadjuvant radiotherapy, we retrospectively reviewed the initial images and pathological reports of 255 gastric cancer patients with lymphatic metastasis. Metastatic lymph nodes identified in the initial computed tomography images were investigated by two radiologists with gastrointestinal specialty. A circle with a diameter of 5 mm was used to identify the central position of each metastatic lymph node, defined as the LNc (the central position of the lymph node)...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602688/quality-control-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography-cbct-efomp-estro-iaea-protocol-summary-report
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Hugo de Las Heras Gala, Alberto Torresin, Alexandru Dasu, Osvaldo Rampado, Harry Delis, Irene Hernández Girón, Chrysoula Theodorakou, Jonas Andersson, John Holroyd, Mats Nilsson, Sue Edyvean, Vesna Gershan, Lama Hadid-Beurrier, Christopher Hoog, Gregory Delpon, Ismael Sancho Kolster, Primož Peterlin, Julia Garayoa Roca, Paola Caprile, Costas Zervides
The aim of the guideline presented in this article is to unify the test parameters for image quality evaluation and radiation output in all types of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems. The applications of CBCT spread over dental and interventional radiology, guided surgery and radiotherapy. The chosen tests provide the means to objectively evaluate the performance and monitor the constancy of the imaging chain. Experience from all involved associations has been collected to achieve a consensus that is rigorous and helpful for the practice...
June 8, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588749/strategies-to-tackle-the-challenges-of-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-liver-tumors
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REVIEW
Michael I Lock, Jonathan Klein, Hans T Chung, Joseph M Herman, Edward Y Kim, William Small, Nina A Mayr, Simon S Lo
Primary and metastatic liver cancer is an increasingly common and difficult to control disease entity. Radiation offers a non-invasive treatment alternative for these patients who often have few options and a poor prognosis. However, the anatomy and aggressiveness of liver cancer poses significant challenges such as accurate localization at simulation and treatment, management of motion and appropriate selection of dose regimen. This article aims to review the options available and provide information for the practical implementation and/or improvement of liver cancer radiation programs within the context of stereotactic body radiotherapy and image-guided radiotherapy guidelines...
May 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585491/a-simple-method-for-2-d-in-vivo-dosimetry-by-portal-imaging
#14
Stefano Peca, Derek Wilson Brown, Wendy Lani Smith
PURPOSE: To improve patient safety and treatment quality, verification of dose delivery in radiotherapy is desirable. We present a simple, easy-to-implement, open-source method for in vivo planar dosimetry of conformal radiotherapy by electronic portal imaging device (EPID). METHODS: Correlation ratios, which relate dose in the mid-depth of slab phantoms to transit EPID signal, were determined for multiple phantom thicknesses and field sizes. Off-axis dose is corrected for by means of model-based convolution...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585490/in-vivo-portal-imaging-dosimetry-identifies-delivery-errors-in-rectal-cancer-radiotherapy-on-the-belly-board-device
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Stefano Peca, Richie Siddhartha Sinha, Derek Wilson Brown, Wendy Lani Smith
PURPOSE: We recently developed a novel, open-source in vivo dosimetry that uses the electronic portal imaging device to detect dose delivery discrepancies. We applied our method on patients with rectal cancer treated on a belly board device. METHODS: In vivo dosimetry was performed on 10 patients with rectal cancer treated prone on the belly board with a 4-field box arrangement. Portal images were acquired approximately once per week from each treatment beam. Our dosimetry method used these images along with the planning CT to reconstruct patient planar dose at isocenter depth...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585406/mr-safe-personal-radiation-dosimeters
#16
E Tchistiakova, A Kim, W Y Song, G Pang
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being rapidly integrated for cancer treatments-such systems are referred to as MRI-guided radiation therapy (MRIgRT). As the magnet of an MRI scanner is always on, the presence of a strong static magnetic field from the MRI scanner during radiotherapy delivery presents new challenges. One of the challenges is that a personal radiation dosimeter used to estimate the radiation dose deposited in an individual wearing the device must be MR-safe. No such devices, however, are currently available...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577828/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-spinal-metastases
#17
REVIEW
Evangelia Katsoulakis, Kiran Kumar, Ilya Laufer, Yoshiya Yamada
Patients with metastatic disease including polymetastatic, oligometastatic, and oligorecurrent spinal lesions have extended life expectancy secondary to improvements in systemic agents, and thus require durable local control of spine metastases. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), which uses highly conformal treatment planning techniques coupled with image-guided technology, has enabled the safe delivery of tumor-ablative doses of radiotherapy. The NOMS decision framework has been developed as a tool to aid in the determination of the optimal treatment of spinal metastases, incorporating radiosurgery, separation surgery, stabilization techniques, and conventional radiation...
July 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574405/multi-institutional-microct-image-comparison-of-image-guided-small-animal-irradiators
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Chris Daniel Johnstone, Patricia Lindsay, Edward Graves, Eugene Wong, Jessica Perez, Yannick Poirier, Youssef Ben-Bouchta, Thilakshan Kanesalingam, Haijian Chen, Ashley Rubinstein, Ke Sheng, Magdalena Bazalova-Carter
To recommend imaging protocols and establish tolerance levels for microCT image quality assurance (QA) performed on conformal image-guided small animal irradiators. Method and Materials: A fully automated QA software SAPA (small animal phantom analyzer) for image analysis of the commercial Shelley micro-CT MCTP 610 phantom was developed, in which quantitative analyses of CT number linearity, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), uniformity and noise, geometric accuracy, spatial resolution by means of modulation transfer function (MTF), and CT contrast were performed...
June 2, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557792/the-approximate-entropy-concept-extended-to-three-dimensions-for-calibrated-single-parameter-structural-complexity-interrogation-of-volumetric-images
#19
Christopher J Moore, Tom Marchant
Reconstructive volumetric imaging permeates medical practice because of its apparently clear depiction of anatomy. However, the tell tale signs of abnormality and its delineation for treatment demand experts work at the threshold of visibility for hints of structure. Hitherto, a suitable assistive metric that chimes with clinical experience has been absent. This paper develops the complexity measure approximate entropy (ApEn) from its one-dimensional physiological origin into a three-dimensional (3D) algorithm to fill this gap...
May 30, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556781/supine-mri-for-regional-breast-radiotherapy-imaging-axillary-lymph-nodes-before-and-after-sentinel-node-biopsy
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Tristan C F van Heijst, Debora Eschbach-Zandbergen, Nienke Hoekstra, Bram van Asselen, Jan Lagendijk, Helena Verkooijen, Ruud Pijnappel, Stephanie de Waard, Arjen Witkamp, Thijs van Dalen, H J G van den Bongard, Marielle Philippens
Regional radiotherapy (RT) is increasingly used in breast-cancer treatment. Conventionally, computed tomography (CT) is performed for RT planning. Lymph node (LN) target levels are delineated according to anatomical boundaries. MRI could enable individual LN delineation. The purpose was to evaluate applicability of MRI for LN detection in supine treatment position, before and after sentinel-node biopsy (SNB). 23 female breast-cancer patients (cTis-3N0M0) underwent 1.5T MRI, before and after SNB, additional to CT...
May 30, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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