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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633674/primary-tumor-volume-delineation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-missing-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Olgun Elicin, Dario Terribilini, Mohamed Shelan, Werner Volken, Etienne Mathier, Alan Dal Pra, Daniel M Aebersold, Michael K Fix, Peter Manser
BACKGROUND: The aim was to evaluate the geometric and corresponding dosimetric differences between two delineation strategies for head and neck tumors neighboring air cavities. METHODS: Primary gross and clinical tumor volumes (GTV and CTV) of 14 patients with oropharynx or larynx tumors were contoured using a soft tissue window (S). In a second strategy, the same volumes were contoured with an extension to include the parts which became visible on lung window (L)...
June 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627007/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-1-integrated-x-ray-and-bioluminescence-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: X-ray CT faces challenges in differentiating tumors from surrounding healthy tissues. A bioluminescence tomography (BLT) system which can directly reconstruct the internal luminescent tumors, was developed and integrated with CT system to accurately guide radiation dose delivery. METHODS: The BLT system, employing a lens-coupled CCD camera, was physically registered with an onboard cone beam CT system in an image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581410/lung-and-heart-dose-variability-during-radiation-therapy-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Nuzhat Jan, Christopher Guy, Leonid B Reshko, Geoffrey D Hugo, Elisabeth Weiss
PURPOSE: To investigate the hypothesis that positional and anatomic variations during radiation therapy induce changes in lung and heart volumes and associated radiation doses. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this longitudinal investigation, variations in lung and heart volumes and standard dose parameters of mean lung dose, lung V20Gy, mean heart dose, and heart V40Gy were analyzed on weekly 4-dimensional CT scans of 15 lung cancer patients during conventionally fractionated radiochemotherapy...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581396/interim-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-during-chemoradiation-therapy-in-the-management-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Cristina Garibaldi, Sara Ronchi, Marta Cremonesi, Laura Gilardi, Laura Travaini, Mahila Ferrari, Daniela Alterio, Johannes H A M Kaanders, Delia Ciardo, Roberto Orecchia, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Chiara Maria Grana
Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging modality widely applied in oncology for tumor staging, volume delineation in radiation therapy planning, and therapy response assessment. F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET combined with computed tomography plays a significant role in the management of locally advanced head and neck cancer patients in the pretreatment setting to predict outcome and prognosis and after chemoradiation therapy (CRT) to assess tumor response. This review aims to evaluate the use of FDG PET acquired during CRT, ad interim FDG (FDGint), to identify tumor response at an early stage, modify the treatment plan if necessary, or set up alternative strategies to enhance the therapeutic ratio...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579419/the-effect-of-catheter-displacement-and-anatomical-variations-on-the-dose-distribution-in-mri-guided-focal-hdr-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Metha Maenhout, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp, Maxence Borot de Battisti, Max Peters, Marco van Vulpen, Maurice van den Bosch, Marinus A Moerland
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of catheter displacement and anatomical variations of prostate and organs at risk on dose distribution in MRI-guided 19 Gy single fraction focal high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) of the prostate. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventeen patients with localized prostate cancer were enrolled in a prospective trial investigating focal HDR-BT in a 1.5 T MRI-HDR-BT facility. The diagnostic MRI delineations were registered with intraoperative MR scan, and a single fraction of 19 Gy was applied to the visible tumor...
June 1, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577726/updates-in-hepatic-oncology-imaging
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REVIEW
Pallavi Pandey, Heather Lewis, Ankur Pandey, Carl Schmidt, Mary Dillhoff, Ihab R Kamel, Timothy M Pawlik
The utilization of advanced imaging modalities play an important role in the detection and differentiation of benign and malignant hepatic lesions. Imaging characteristics of hepatic tumors can sometimes be atypical, often leading to diagnostic challenges. Recent technical improvements in contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have helped to better characterize hepatic lesions. For example, contrast agents used in US can now better delineate liver lesions, while the ability to reliably produce multiplanar and 3-D reconstructions through the use of MDCT provides an additional advantage in the context of therapeutic decision making for patients with hepatic lesions...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575105/assessment-of-treatment-response-during-chemoradiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-based-on-quantitative-radiomic-analysis-of-daily-cts-an-exploratory-study
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Xiaojian Chen, Kiyoko Oshima, Diane Schott, Hui Wu, William Hall, Yingqiu Song, Yalan Tao, Dingjie Li, Cheng Zheng, Paul Knechtges, Beth Erickson, X Allen Li
PURPOSE: In an effort for early assessment of treatment response, we investigate radiation induced changes in quantitative CT features of tumor during the delivery of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Diagnostic-quality CT data acquired daily during routine CT-guided CRT using a CT-on-rails for 20 pancreatic head cancer patients were analyzed. On each daily CT, the pancreatic head, the spinal cord and the aorta were delineated and the histograms of CT number (CTN) in these contours were extracted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574816/prediction-of-cervical-cancer-recurrence-using-textural-features-extracted-from-18f-fdg-pet-images-acquired-with-different-scanners
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Sylvain Reuzé, Fanny Orlhac, Cyrus Chargari, Christophe Nioche, Elaine Limkin, François Riet, Alexandre Escande, Christine Haie-Meder, Laurent Dercle, Sébastien Gouy, Irène Buvat, Eric Deutsch, Charlotte Robert
OBJECTIVES: To identify an imaging signature predicting local recurrence for locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) treated by chemoradiation and brachytherapy from baseline 18F-FDG PET images, and to evaluate the possibility of gathering images from two different PET scanners in a radiomic study. METHODS: 118 patients were included retrospectively. Two groups (G1, G2) were defined according to the PET scanner used for image acquisition. Eleven radiomic features were extracted from delineated cervical tumors to evaluate: (i) the predictive value of features for local recurrence of LACC, (ii) their reproducibility as a function of the scanner within a hepatic reference volume, (iii) the impact of voxel size on feature values...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573929/potential-for-interfraction-motion-to-increase-esophageal-toxicity-in-lung-sbrt
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Anthony Hoai-Nam Pham, Ellen Yorke, Andreas Rimner, Abraham Jing-Ching Wu
PURPOSE: To characterize the effect of the relative motion of esophagus and tumor on radiation doses to the esophagus in patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy for central lung tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty fractions of stereotactic body radiation therapy in 10 patients with lung tumors within 2.5 cm of the esophagus were reviewed. The esophagus was delineated on each treatment's cone-beam computed tomography scan and compared to its position on the planning scan...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547592/impact-of-interim-progression-during-the-surgery-to-radiotherapy-interval-and-its-predictors-in-glioblastoma-treated-with-temozolomide-based-radiochemotherapy
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Chan Woo Wee, Eunji Kim, Tae Min Kim, Chul-Kee Park, Jin Wook Kim, Seung Hong Choi, Roh-Eul Yoo, Soon-Tae Lee, Il Han Kim
This study was designed to investigate the impact of interim progression of disease (PD) during the surgery-to-radiotherapy interval (SRI) and its predictors in glioblastoma based on MRIs. A total of 222 patients were planned for radiotherapy (RT) and 166 of them were evaluable for the presence of interim PD by 2 separate MRIs. The size criteria from the updated Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology criteria was adopted to determine interim PD. 32 (19.3%) patients experienced interim PD, and their median survival (MS) was shorter than patients without PD in univariate (11...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543364/diffusion-weighted-mri-with-minimal-distortion-in-head-and-neck-radiotherapy-using-a-turbo-spin-echo-acquisition-method
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Tim Schakel, Johannes M Hoogduin, Chris H J Terhaard, Marielle E P Philippens
PURPOSE: Diffusion weighted (DW) MRI, showing high contrast between tumor and background tissue, is a promising technique in radiotherapy for tumor delineation. However, its use for head-and-neck patients is hampered by poor geometric accuracy in conventional echo planar imaging (EPI) DW-MRI. An alternative turbo spin echo sequence, DW-SPLICE, is implemented and demonstrated in patients. METHODS: The DW-SPLICE sequence was implemented on a 3.0T system and evaluated in 10 patients...
May 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513853/association-between-textural-and-morphological-tumor-indices-on-baseline-pet-ct-and-early-metabolic-response-on-interim-pet-ct-in-bulky-malignant-lymphomas
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Fayçal Ben Bouallègue, Yassine Al Tabaa, Marilyne Kafrouni, Guillaume Cartron, Fabien Vauchot, Denis Mariano-Goulart
PURPOSE: We investigated whether metabolic, textural and morphological tumoral indices evaluated on baseline PET-CT were predictive of early metabolic response on interim PET-CT in a cohort of patients with bulky Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin malignant lymphomas. METHODS: This retrospective study included 57 patients referred for initial PET-CT examination. In-house dedicated software was used to delineate tumor contours using a fixed 30% threshold of SUV max and then to compute tumoral metabolic parameters (SUV max, mean, peak, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis, metabolic tumoral volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis, and area under the curve of the cumulative histogram), textural parameters (Moran's and Geary's indices, energy, entropy, contrast, correlation derived from the gray-level co-occurrence matrix, area under the curve of the power spectral density, auto-correlation distance, and granularity), and shape parameters (surface, asphericity, convexity, surfacic extension, and 2D and 3D fractal dimensions)...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511960/inadequate-target-volume-delineation-and-local-regional-recurrence-after-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-positive-oropharynx-cancer
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Allen M Chen, Robert Chin, Philip Beron, Taeko Yoshizaki, Argin G Mikaeilian, Minsong Cao
PURPOSE: To perform a spatial analysis of local-regional recurrences, in relation to quantitative dose distribution, among patients treated by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The records of 107 consecutive patients who presented for consideration of re-irradiation for local-regional recurrent disease occurring in a previously irradiated field were reviewed. The original IMRT plans were retrieved for those with HPV-positive disease originating from the oropharynx, and deformable image registration was used to fuse the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans obtained at recurrence to the pre-treatment planning computed tomography (CT) dataset...
May 13, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495008/a-fully-automatic-approach-for-multimodal-pet-and-mr-image-segmentation-in-gamma-knife-treatment-planning
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Leonardo Rundo, Alessandro Stefano, Carmelo Militello, Giorgio Russo, Maria Gabriella Sabini, Corrado D'Arrigo, Francesco Marletta, Massimo Ippolito, Giancarlo Mauri, Salvatore Vitabile, Maria Carla Gilardi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, clinical practice in Gamma Knife treatments is generally based on MRI anatomical information alone. However, the joint use of MRI and PET images can be useful for considering both anatomical and metabolic information about the lesion to be treated. In this paper we present a co-segmentation method to integrate the segmented Biological Target Volume (BTV), using [(11)C]-Methionine-PET (MET-PET) images, and the segmented Gross Target Volume (GTV), on the respective co-registered MR images...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489688/hybrid-pet-mri-based-delineation-of-gross-tumor-volume-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-tumor-parameter-analysis
#15
Jie-Tao Ma, Cheng-Bo Han, Jia-He Zheng, Hong-Zan Sun, Shao-Min Zhang, Jun Xin, Qi-Yong Guo
OBJECTIVES: Accurate target delineation allows an increase in radiation dose to the target tumor while reducing damage to the surrounding normal tissue. However, there is currently no standard for evaluating volumes measured by different imaging modalities. The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of contouring gross tumor volume (GTV) by PET/MRI in head and neck cancer, and to define an adaptive threshold level (aTL) for delineating the biological target volume (BTV). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighteen head and neck cancer patients underwent time of flight PET/MRI before chemoradiotherapy...
May 9, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469512/does-motion-assessment-with-4-dimensional-computed-tomographic-imaging-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-radiotherapy-improve-target-volume-coverage
#16
Naseer Ahmed, Sankar Venkataraman, Kate Johnson, Keith Sutherland, Shaun K Loewen
INTRODUCTION: Modern radiotherapy with 4-dimensional computed tomographic (4D-CT) image acquisition for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) captures respiratory-mediated tumor motion to provide more accurate target delineation. This study compares conventional 3-dimensional (3D) conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) plans generated with standard helical free-breathing CT (FBCT) with plans generated on 4D-CT contoured volumes to determine whether target volume coverage is affected. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with stage I to IV NSCLC were enrolled in the study...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464749/contouring-and-dose-calculation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-radiotherapy-after-reduction-of-metal-artifacts-in-ct-images
#17
Christian Rønn Hansen, Rasmus Lübeck Christiansen, Ebbe Laugaard Lorenzen, Anders Smedegaard Bertelsen, Jon Thor Asmussen, Niels Gyldenkerne, Jesper Grau Eriksen, Jørgen Johansen, Carsten Brink
BACKGROUND: Delineation accuracy of the gross tumor volume (GTV) in radiotherapy planning for head and neck (H&N) cancer is affected by computed tomography (CT) artifacts from metal implants which obscure identification of tumor as well as organs at risk (OAR). This study investigates the impact of metal artifact reduction (MAR) in H&N patients in terms of delineation consistency and dose calculation precision in radiation treatment planning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Tumor and OAR delineations were evaluated in planning CT scans of eleven oropharynx patients with streaking artifacts in the tumor region preceding curative radiotherapy (RT)...
June 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462852/stereotactic-robotic-body-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-unresectable-hepatic-oligorecurrence
#18
Patrick Berkovic, Akos Gulyban, Paul Viet Nguyen, David Dechambre, Philippe Martinive, Nicolas Jansen, Ferenc Lakosi, Levente Janvary, Philippe A Coucke
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze local control (LC), liver progression-free survival (PFS), and distant PFS (DFS), overall survival (OS), and toxicity in a cohort of patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) with fiducial tracking for oligorecurrent liver lesions; and to evaluate the potential influence of lesion size, systemic treatment, physical and biologically effective dose (BED), treatment calculation algorithms and other parameters on the obtained results...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461783/ct-and-mri-based-gross-target-volume-comparison-in-vestibular-schwannomas
#19
Bhudevi Soubhagya N Kulkarni, Harjot Bajwa, Mukka Chandrashekhar, Sunil Dutt Sharma, Rohith Singareddy, Dileep Gudipudi, Shabbir Ahmad, Alok Kumar, N V N Madusudan Sresty, Alluri Krishnam Raju
AIM: This study represents an enumeration and comparison of gross target volumes (GTV) as delineated independently on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and T1 and T2 weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in vestibular schwannomas (VS). BACKGROUND: Multiple imaging in radiotherapy improves target localization. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 42 patients of VS were considered for this prospective study with one patient showing bilateral tumor...
May 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459800/t2-weighted-4d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-application-in-magnetic-resonance-guided-radiotherapy-treatment-planning
#20
Joshua N Freedman, David J Collins, Hannah Bainbridge, Christopher M Rank, Simeon Nill, Marc Kachelrieß, Uwe Oelfke, Martin O Leach, Andreas Wetscherek
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop and verify a method to obtain good temporal resolution T2-weighted 4-dimensional (4D-T2w) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by using motion information from T1-weighted 4D (4D-T1w) MRI, to support treatment planning in MR-guided radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with primary non-small cell lung cancer were scanned at 1.5 T axially with a volumetric T2-weighted turbo spin echo sequence gated to exhalation and a volumetric T1-weighted stack-of-stars spoiled gradient echo sequence with golden angle spacing acquired in free breathing...
April 28, 2017: Investigative Radiology
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