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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915893/dosimetric-comparison-of-different-treatment-modalities-for-stereotactic-radiotherapy
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Shih-Ming Hsu, Yuan-Chun Lai, Chien-Chung Jeng, Chia-Ying Tseng
BACKGROUND: The modalities for performing stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) on the brain include the cone-based linear accelerator (linac), the flattening filter-free (FFF) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) linac, and tomotherapy. In this study, the cone-based linac, FFF-VMAT linac, and tomotherapy modalities were evaluated by measuring the differences in doses delivered during brain SRT and experimentally assessing the accuracy of the output radiation doses through clinical measurements...
September 16, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914430/position-paper-recommendations-for-a-digital-mammography-quality-assurance-program%C3%A2-v4-0
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J C P Heggie, P Barnes, L Cartwright, J Diffey, J Tse, J Herley, I D McLean, F J Thomson, R K Grewal, L T Collins
In 2001 the ACPSEM published a position paper on quality assurance in screen film mammography which was subsequently adopted as a basis for the quality assurance programs of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and of BreastScreen Australia. Since then the clinical implementation of digital mammography has been realised and it has become evident that existing screen-film protocols were not appropriate to assure the required image quality needed for reliable diagnosis or to address the new dose implications resulting from digital technology...
September 15, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913919/technical-note-on-the-use-of-cylindrical-ionization-chambers-for-electron-beam-reference-dosimetry
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Bryan R Muir, Malcolm R McEwen
PURPOSE: To investigate the use of cylindrical chambers for electron beam dosimetry independent of energy by studying the variability of relative ion chamber perturbation corrections, one of the main concerns for electron beam dosimetry with cylindrical chambers. METHODS: Measurements are made with sets of cylindrical and plane-parallel reference-class chambers as a function of depth in water in 8 MeV and 18 MeV electron beams. The ratio of chamber readings for similar chambers is normalized in a high-energy electron beam and can be thought of as relative perturbation corrections...
September 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913158/dosimetry-and-first-human-experience-with-89-zr-panitumumab
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Liza Lindenberg, Stephen Adler, Ismail B Turkbey, Francesca Mertan, Anita Ton, Khanh Do, Shivaani Kummar, Esther Mena Gonzalez, Sibaprasad Bhattacharyya, Paula M Jacobs, Peter Choyke
(89)Zr-panitumumab is a novel immuno-PET radiotracer. A fully humanized IgG2 antibody, panitumumab binds with high affinity to the extracellular ligand binding domain of EGFR. Immuno-PET with radiolabeled panitumumab is a non-invasive method that could characterize EGFR expression in tumors and metastatic lesions. It might also assist in selecting patients likely to benefit from targeted therapy as well as monitor response and drug biodistribution for dosing guidance. Our objective was to calculate the maximum dosing for effective imaging with minimal radiation exposure in a small subset...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910264/estimation-and-comparison-of-the-radiation-effective-dose-during-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-examinations-on-single-source-64-mdct-and-dual-source-128-mdct
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Daryoush Khoramian, Soroush Sistani
GOAL: To estimate and compare the radiation dose associated with coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) examinations on two multi-detector CT scanners (MDCT), 64-MDCT and 128-MDCT, in daily practice. METHODS: Scan parameters of 90 patients undergoing retrospective electrocardiographic gating spiral CCTA exam were recorded during a period on a single-source 64-MDCT and a dual-source 128-MDCT, and average scan parameters were derived that were used for dosimetry...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903963/predictors-of-radio-induced-visual-impairment-after-radiosurgery-for-uveal-melanoma
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Carmen Rosaria Gigliotti, Giulio Modorati, Maura Di Nicola, Claudio Fiorino, Lucia Alessia Perna, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Alberto Franzin, Piero Picozzi, Angelo Bolognesi, Pietro Mortini, Antonella Del Vecchio, Riccardo Calandrino
AIMS: The aim of the present work is to assess the main predictors of the most clinically relevant radio-induced effects after Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (GKRS) for uveal melanoma (UM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records and three-dimensional dosimetry data of critical structures of 66 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Cox's proportional hazard model was used to identify clinical and dosimetric variables as independent risk factor for GKRS-related complications...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903358/mri-based-radiotherapy-planning-method-using-rigid-image-registration-technique-combined-with-outer-body-correction-scheme-a-feasibility-study
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Ki Mun Kang, Hoon Sik Choi, Bae Kwon Jeong, Jin Ho Song, In-Bong Ha, Yun Hee Lee, Chul Hang Kim, Hojin Jeong
An alternative pseudo CT generation method for magnetic resonance image (MRI)-based radiotherapy planning was investigated in the work. A pseudo CT was initially generated using the rigid image registration between the planning MRI and previously acquired diagnostic CT scan. The pseudo CT generated was then refined to have the same morphology with that of the referenced planning image scan by applying the outer body correction scheme. This method was applied to some sample of brain image data and the feasibility of the method was assessed by comparing dosimetry results with those from the current gold standard CT-based calculations...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899649/small-field-characterization-of-a-nanochamber-prototype-under-flattening-filter-free-photon-beams
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G Reggiori, A Stravato, P Mancosu, F Lobefalo, L Paganini, F Zucconi, V Palumbo, A Gaudino, M Scorsetti, S Tomatis
INTRODUCTION: Nanochambers present some advantages in terms of energy independence and absolute dose measurement for small field dosimetry in the SBRT scenario. Characterization of a micro-chamber prototype was carried out both under flattened and flattening-filter-free (FFF) beams with particular focus on stem effect. METHODS: The study included characterization of leakage and stem effects, dose rate and dose per pulse dependence, measurement of profiles, and percentage depth doses (PDDs)...
September 9, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891033/targeted-alpha-therapy-of-mcrpc-dosimetry-estimate-of-213-bismuth-psma-617
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Clemens Kratochwil, Karl Schmidt, Ali Afshar-Oromieh, Frank Bruchertseifer, Hendrik Rathke, Alfred Morgenstern, Uwe Haberkorn, Frederik L Giesel
PURPOSE: PSMA-617 is a small molecule targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). In this work, we estimate the radiation dosimetry for this ligand labeled with the alpha-emitter (213)Bi. METHODS: Three patients with metastatic prostate cancer underwent PET scans 0.1 h, 1 h, 2 h, 3 h, 4 h and 5 h after injection of (68)Ga-PSMA-617. Source organs were kidneys, liver, spleen, salivary glands, bladder, red marrow and representative tumor lesions...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887589/assessment-of-ct-dose-to-the-fetus-and-pregnant-female-patient-using-patient-specific-computational-models
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Tianwu Xie, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti, Alexandra Platon, Christoph D Becker, Habib Zaidi
PURPOSE: This work provides detailed estimates of the foetal dose from diagnostic CT imaging of pregnant patients to enable the assessment of the diagnostic benefits considering the associated radiation risks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To produce realistic biological and physical representations of pregnant patients and the embedded foetus, we developed a methodology for construction of patient-specific voxel-based computational phantoms based on existing standardised hybrid computational pregnant female phantoms...
September 8, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887398/-64-cucl2-pet-ct-in-prostate-cancer-relapse
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Arnoldo Piccardo, Francesco Paparo, Matteo Puntoni, Sergio Righi, Gianluca Bottoni, Lorenzo Bacigalupo, Silvia Zanardi, Andrea DeCensi, Giulia Ferrarazzo, Monica Gambaro, Filippo Grillo Ruggieri, Fabio Campodonico, Laura Tomasello, Luca Timossi, Simona Sola, Egesta Lopci, Manlio Cabria
To evaluate the biodistribution, kinetics and radiation dosimetry of (64)CuCl2 in humans and to assess the ability of (64)CuCl2-PoPET/CT to detect prostate cancer (PCa) recurrence in patients with biochemical relapse. Methods: we prospectively evaluated 50 PCa patients with biochemical relapse after surgery or external-beam radiation therapy. All patients underwent (64)CuCl2-PET/CT, (18)F-Choline-PET/CT and multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) within 15 days of each other. Experienced readers interpreted the images, and the detection rate (DR) of each imaging modality was calculated...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885938/hidden-hearing-injury-the-emerging-science-and-military-relevance-of-cochlear-synaptopathy
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Victoria Tepe, Christopher Smalt, Jeremy Nelson, Thomas Quatieri, Kenneth Pitts
INTRODUCTION: The phenomenon recently described as "hidden hearing loss" was the subject of a meeting co-hosted by the Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence and MIT Lincoln Laboratory to consider the potential relevance of noise-related synaptopathic injury to military settings and performance, service-related injury scenarios, and military medical priorities. Participants included approximately 50 researchers and subject matter experts from academic, federal, and military laboratories...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885190/film-dosimetry-using-a-smart-device-camera-a-feasibility-study-for-point-dose-measurements
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Trent Aland, Ekta Jhala, Tanya Kairn, Jamie V Trapp
In this work, a methodology for using a smartphone camera, in conjunction with a light-tight box operating in reflective transmission mode, is investigated as a proof of concept for use as a film dosimetry system. An imaging system was designed to allow the camera of a smartphone to be used as a pseudo densitometer. Ten pieces of Gafchromic EBT3 film were irradiated to doses up to 16.89 Gy and used to evaluate the effects of reproducibility and orientation, as well as the ability to create an accurate dose response curve for the smartphone based dosimetry system, using all three colour channels...
September 8, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881299/photo-responsive-tetraether-lipids-based-vesicles-for-prophyrin-mediated-vascular-targeting-and-direct-phototherapy
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Gihan Mahmoud, Jarmila Jedelská, Boris Strehlow, Samia Omar, Marc Schneider, Udo Bakowsky
Tetraether lipids (TELs) derived from the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius are dominated by polyisoprenoid skeleton. The unique molecular stability of TELs is attributed to the presence of cyclopentane rings, methyl side groups and sugar residues that create extensive hydrogen bond network. In addition, the presence of ether linkages and the lacking of double bonds make them an epitome candidate for photodynamic therapy (PDT). A subtle blend of formulation design to trigger efficient photo responses of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) exploiting TELs was developed...
August 30, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881024/responses-to-comments-on-assessment-of-polarization-dependence-of-body-shadow-effect-on-dosimetry-measurements-in-the-2-4%C3%A2-ghz-band
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Silvia de Miguel-Bilbao, Victoria Ramos, Juan Blas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881020/comments-on-assessment-of-polarization-dependence-of-body-shadow-effect-on-dosimetry-measurements-in-2-4ghz-band
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Arno Thielens, Luc Martens, Wout Joseph
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877344/development-of-a-3d-remote-dosimetry-protocol-compatible-with-mrgimrt
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Stewart Mein, Leith Rankine, John Adamovics, Harold Li, Mark Oldham
PURPOSE: To develop a novel remote 3D dosimetry protocol to verify Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) treatments. The protocol was applied to investigate the accuracy of TG-119 IMRT irradiations delivered by the MRIdian(®) system (ViewRay(®) , Oakwood Village, Ohio) allowing for a 48 hour delay between irradiation at a field institution and subsequent readout at a base institution. METHODS: The 3D dosimetry protocol utilizes a novel formulation of PRESAGE(®) radiochromic dosimeters developed for high post-irradiation stability and compatibility with optical-CT readout...
September 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875954/stenting-of-the-portal-vein-combined-with-different-numbers-of-iodine-125-seed-strands-dosimetric-analyses
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Li-Hong Yao, Liang Su, Lu Liu, Hai-Tao Sun, Jun-Jie Wang
Background: Portal-vein stent combined with one iodine-125 ((125)I) seed strand has become a new treatment for portal vein tumor thrombosis. However, dosimetric aspects of this irradiation stent have not been reported. Therefore, we aimed to undertake dosimetric analyses comparing portal-vein stents combined with different numbers of (125)I seed strands. Methods: A water cylinder was created by a treatment-planning system to simulate a portal-vein stent. The stent was combined with one, two, or three (125)I seed strands (Groups I, II, and III, respectively)...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869617/a-phase-1-trial-of-90-y-zevalin-radioimmunotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-for-multiple-myeloma
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A Dispenzieri, A D'Souza, M A Gertz, K Laumann, G Wiseman, M Q Lacy, B LaPlant, F Buadi, S R Hayman, S K Kumar, D Dingli, W J Hogan, S M Ansell, D A Gastineau, D J Inwards, I N Micallef, L F Porrata, P B Johnston, M R Litzow, T E Witzig
This phase 1 study (clinical trial NCT00477815) was conducted to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of yttrium-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan ((90)Y-Zevalin) with high dose melphalan (HDM) therapy in multiple myeloma (MM) patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). In a 3+3 trial design, 30 patients received rituximab 250 mg/m(2) with indium-111 ibritumomab tiuxetan ((111)In-Zevalin) for dosimetry (day -22); rituximab 250 mg/m(2) with escalating doses of (90)Y-Zevalin (day -14); melphalan 100 mg/m(2) (days -2,-1) followed by ASCT (day 0) and sargramostim (GM-CSF, day 0) until neutrophil engraftment...
September 4, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869164/the-output-factor-correction-as-function-of-the-photon-beam-field-size-direct-measurement-and-calculation-from-the-lateral-dose-response-functions-of-gas-filled-and-solid-detectors
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Daniela Poppinga, Björn Delfs, Jutta Meyners, Dietrich Harder, Björn Poppe, Hui Khee Looe
The first aim of this study has been to extend the systematic experimental study of the field size dependence of the output factor correction for three micro-ionization chambers (PTW 31014, PTW 31022 and IBA Razor chamber), two silicon diodes (PTW 60017 and IBA Razor Diode) and the synthetic diamond detector microDiamond (PTW 60019) in a 6 MV photon beam down to an effective field side length of 2.6mm, and to summarize the present knowledge of this factor by treating it as a function of the dosimetric field size...
August 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
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