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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235457/serum-metabolic-profile-alteration-reveals-response-to-platinum-based-combination-chemotherapy-for-lung-cancer-sensitive-patients-distinguished-from-insensitive-ones
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Shan Xu, Yanping Zhou, Hui Geng, Dandan Song, Jing Tang, Xianmin Zhu, Di Yu, Sheng Hu, Yanfang Cui
Most lung cancers are diagnosed at fairly advanced stages due to limited clinical symptoms. Platinum-based chemotherapy, either as single regimen or in combination with radiation, is one of the major recommendations for the patients. Earlier evaluation of the effectiveness of the chemotherapies is critical for developing better treatment plan given the toxicity of the chemotherapeutic reagents. Drug efficacy could be reflected in the systemic metabolism characteristics though knowledge about which remains scarce...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225692/recent-advances-in-radiation-oncology
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REVIEW
Cristina Garibaldi, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Giulia Marvaso, Samantha Dicuonzo, Damaris Patricia Rojas, Federica Cattani, Anna Starzyńska, Delia Ciardo, Alessia Surgo, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Rosalinda Ricotti
Radiotherapy (RT) is very much a technology-driven treatment modality in the management of cancer. RT techniques have changed significantly over the past few decades, thanks to improvements in engineering and computing. We aim to highlight the recent developments in radiation oncology, focusing on the technological and biological advances. We will present state-of-the-art treatment techniques, employing photon beams, such as intensity-modulated RT, volumetric-modulated arc therapy, stereotactic body RT and adaptive RT, which make possible a highly tailored dose distribution with maximum normal tissue sparing...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206597/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-hippocampus-of-rats-with-gcr-induced-spatial-memory-impairment
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Sucharita M Dutta, Melissa M Hadley, Scott Peterman, Jessica S Jewell, Vania D Duncan, Richard A Britten
NASA is planning future missions to Mars, which will result in astronauts being exposed to ∼13 cGy/year of galactic cosmic radiation (GCR). Previous ground-based experiments have demonstrated that low (15 cGy) doses of 1 GeV/n 56Fe ions impair hippocampus-dependent spatial memory in rats. However, some irradiated rats maintain a spatial memory performance comparable to that seen in the sham-irradiated rats, suggesting that some of these animals are able to ameliorate the deleterious effects of the GCR, while others are not...
December 5, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195563/awareness-of-medical-radiation-exposure-among-patients-a-patient-survey-as-a-first-step-for-effective-communication-of-ionizing-radiation-risks
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F Ria, A Bergantin, A Vai, P Bonfanti, A S Martinotti, I Redaelli, M Invernizzi, G Pedrinelli, G Bernini, S Papa, E Samei
INTRODUCTION: The European Directive 2013/59/EURATOM requires patient radiation dose information to be included in the medical report of radiological procedures. To provide effective communication to the patient, it is necessary to first assess the patient's level of knowledge regarding medical exposure. The goal of this work is to survey patients' current knowledge level of both medical exposure to ionizing radiation and professional disciplines and communication means used by patients to garner information...
November 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174796/knowledge-based-treatment-planning-and-its-potential-role-in-the-transition-between-treatment-planning-systems
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Kathryn Masi, Paul Archer, William Jackson, Yilun Sun, Matthew Schipper, Daniel Hamstra, Martha Matuszak
Commissioning a new treatment planning system (TPS) involves many time-consuming tasks. We investigated the role that knowledge-based planning (KBP) can play in aiding a clinic's transition to a new TPS. Sixty clinically treated prostate/prostate bed intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans were exported from an in-house TPS and were used to create a KBP model in a newly implemented commercial application. To determine the benefit that KBP may have in a TPS transition, the model was tested on 2 groups of patients...
November 22, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173908/impact-of-pixel-based-machine-learning-techniques-on-automated-frameworks-for-delineation-of-gross-tumor-volume-regions-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Yasuo Kawata, Hidetaka Arimura, Koujirou Ikushima, Ze Jin, Kento Morita, Chiaki Tokunaga, Hidetake Yabu-Uchi, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Tomonari Sasaki, Hiroshi Honda, Masayuki Sasaki
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of pixel-based machine learning (ML) techniques, i.e., fuzzy-c-means clustering method (FCM), and the artificial neural network (ANN) and support vector machine (SVM), on an automated framework for delineation of gross tumor volume (GTV) regions of lung cancer for stereotactic body radiation therapy. The morphological and metabolic features for GTV regions, which were determined based on the knowledge of radiation oncologists, were fed on a pixel-by-pixel basis into the respective FCM, ANN, and SVM ML techniques...
October 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139208/a-knowledge-based-approach-to-automated-planning-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yujie Zhang, Tingting Li, Han Xiao, Weixing Ji, Ming Guo, Zhaochong Zeng, Jianying Zhang
PURPOSE: To build a knowledge-based model of liver cancer for Auto-Planning, a function in Pinnacle, which is used as an automated inverse intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning system. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty Tomotherapy patients were enrolled to extract the dose-volume histograms (DVHs) information and construct the protocol for Auto-Planning model. Twenty more patients were chosen additionally to test the model. Manual planning and automatic planning were performed blindly for all twenty test patients with the same machine and treatment planning system...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120662/comparison-of-mri-visualisation-between-linearly-placed-iron-containing-and-non-iron-containing-fiducial-markers-for-prostate-radiotherapy
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Osamu Tanaka, Hisao Komeda, Masayoshi Tamaki, Kensaku Seike, Shota Fujimoto, Eiichi Yama, Shigeki Hirose, Masayuki Matsuo
OBJECTIVE: Visualising the gold marker (GM) in CT and MRI is critical, especially for registration in high-precision radiotherapy. GM sizes vary. Large markers are easily visualised in MRI. Small GMs show fewer artefacts in CT but are harder to detect in MRI because the signal is influenced by metal in MRI. Therefore, we compared MRI visualisation between linearly placed new iron-containing marker and non-iron containing marker. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients underwent CT/MRI fusion-based intensity-modulated radiotherapy...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110732/normal-lung-sparing-tomotherapy-technique-in-stage-iii-lung-cancer
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Chae-Seon Hong, Sang Gyu Ju, Yong Chan Ahn, Gyu Sang Yoo, Jae Myoung Noh, Dongryul Oh, Kwangzoo Chung, Hongryull Pyo, Kwanghyun Jo
PURPOSE: Radiation pneumonitis (RP) has been a challenging obstacle in treating stage III lung cancer patients. Beam angle optimization (BAO) technique for Tomotherapy was developed to reduce the normal lung dose for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Comparative analyses on plan quality by 3 different Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) methods with BAO were done. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten consecutive stage IIIB NSCLC patients receiving linac-based static IMRT (L-IMRT) with total 66 Gy in 33 fractions to the PTV were selected...
November 6, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994459/neural-network-dose-models-for-knowledge-based-planning-in-pancreatic-sbrt
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Warren G Campbell, Moyed Miften, Lindsey Olsen, Priscilla Stumpf, Tracey Schefter, Karyn A Goodman, Bernard L Jones
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for pancreatic cancer requires a skillful approach to deliver ablative doses to the tumor while limiting dose to the highly sensitive duodenum, stomach, and small bowel. Here, we develop knowledge-based artificial neural network dose models (ANN-DMs) to predict dose distributions that would be approved by experienced physicians. METHODS: Arc-based SBRT treatment plans for 43 pancreatic cancer patients were planned, delivering 30-33 Gy in five fractions...
October 10, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987748/consequences-of-introducing-geometric-gtv-to-ctv-margin-expansion-in-dahanca-contouring-guidelines-for-head-and-neck-radiotherapy
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Christian Rønn Hansen, Jørgen Johansen, Eva Samsøe, Elo Andersen, Jørgen B B Petersen, Kenneth Jensen, Lisbeth J Andersen, Hella M B Sand, Anders S Bertelsen, Cai Grau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Defining margins around the Gross Tumour Volume (GTV) to create a Clinical Target Volume (CTV) for head and neck cancer radiotherapy has traditionally been based on presumed knowledge of anatomical routes of spread. However, using a concentric geometric expansion around the GTV may be more reproducible. The purpose of this study was to analyse the inter-observer consistency of geometric CTV delineation with adaptation for anatomical boundaries versus anatomically defined CTVs...
October 4, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871982/evaluating-the-toxicity-reduction-with-computed-tomographic-ventilation-functional-avoidance-radiation-therapy
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Austin M Faught, Yuya Miyasaka, Noriyuki Kadoya, Richard Castillo, Edward Castillo, Yevgeniy Vinogradskiy, Tokihiro Yamamoto
PURPOSE: Computed tomographic (CT) ventilation imaging is a new modality that uses 4-dimensional (4D) CT information to calculate lung ventilation. Although retrospective studies have reported on the reduction in dose to functional lung, no work to our knowledge has been published in which the dosimetric improvements have been translated to a reduction in the probability of pulmonary toxicity. Our work estimates the reduction in toxicity for CT ventilation-based functional avoidance planning...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870791/performance-of-knowledge-based-radiation-therapy-planning-for-the-glioblastoma-disease-site
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Avishek Chatterjee, Monica Serban, Bassam Abdulkarim, Valerie Panet-Raymond, Luis Souhami, George Shenouda, Siham Sabri, Bertrand Jean-Claude, Jan Seuntjens
PURPOSE: The presence of multiple serial organs at risk (OARs) in close proximity to the tumor makes treatment planning for glioblastoma (GBM) complex and time consuming. The present study aimed to create a knowledge-based (KB) radiation therapy model for GBM patients using RapidPlan. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An initial model was trained using 82 glioblastoma patients treated with 60 Gy in 30 fractions. Plans were created using either volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) or intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869649/outlier-identification-in-radiation-therapy-knowledge-based-planning-a-study-of-pelvic-cases
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Yang Sheng, Yaorong Ge, Lulin Yuan, Taoran Li, Fang-Fang Yin, Qingrong Jackie Wu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to apply statistical metrics to identify outliers and to investigate the impact of outliers on knowledge-based planning in radiation therapy of pelvic cases. We also aimed to develop a systematic workflow for identifying and analyzing geometric and dosimetric outliers. METHODS: Four groups (G1-G4) of pelvic plans were sampled in this study. These include the following three groups of clinical IMRT cases: G1 (37 prostate cases), G2 (37 prostate plus lymph node cases) and G3 (37 prostate bed cases)...
November 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869401/clinical-outcomes-of-multileaf-collimator-based-cyberknife-for-spine-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Nalee Kim, Ho Lee, Jin Sung Kim, Jong Geal Baek, Chang Geol Lee, Sei Kyung Chang, Woong Sub Koom
OBJECTIVE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for spinal metastases is becoming a prevalent therapeutic option. We aimed to evaluate the clinical feasibility and outcomes of the recently developed multileaf collimator (MLC)-based CyberKnife (CK-M) for spine SBRT. METHODS: We reviewed 119 patients of 144 cases with 229 lesions treated with CK between November 2014 and March 2016. The lesion features, dosimetric parameters and clinical outcomes were compared between fixed cone collimator based CK (CK-F) and CK-M...
November 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777469/a-method-for-a-priori-estimation-of-best-feasible-dvh-for-organs-at-risk-validation-for-head-and-neck-vmat-planning
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Saeed Ahmed, Benjamin Nelms, Dawn Gintz, Jimmy Caudell, Geoffrey Zhang, Eduardo G Moros, Vladimir Feygelman
PURPOSE: Despite improvements in optimization and automation algorithms, the quality of radiation treatment plans still varies dramatically. A tool that allows a priori estimation of the best possible sparing (Feasibility DVH, or FDVH) of an organ at risk (OAR) in high-energy photon planning may help reduce plan quality variability by deriving patient-specific OAR goals prior to optimization. Such a tool may be useful for (a) meaningfully evaluating patient-specific plan quality and (b) supplying best theoretically achievable DVH goals, thus pushing the solution toward automatic Pareto optimality...
October 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749165/impact-of-robotic-ultrasound-image-guidance-on-plan-quality-in-sbrt-of-the-prostate
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Stefan Gerlach, Ivo Kuhlemann, Floris Ernst, Christoph Fürweger, Alexander Schlaefer
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound provides good image quality, fast volumetric imaging and is established for abdominal image guidance. Robotic transducer placement may facilitate intrafractional motion compensation in radiation therapy. We consider integration with the CyberKnife and study whether the kinematic redundancy of a seven-degrees-of-freedom robot allows for acceptable plan quality for prostate treatments. METHODS: Reference treatment plans were generated for 10 prostate cancer cases previously treated with the CyberKnife...
October 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712852/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-review-and-update-in-etiology-and-treatment
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Guilherme H Ribeiro, Emanuely S Chrun, Kamile L Dutra, Filipe I Daniel, Liliane J Grando
INTRODUCTION: Osteonecrosis of the jaws can result either from radiation, used in radiotherapy for treatment of malignant tumors, or medications used for bone remodeling and anti-angiogenesis such as bisphosphonates. These conditions can be associated with triggering factors such as infection, trauma and decreased vascularity. The management of patients with osteonecrosis of the jaws requires caution since there is no specific treatment that acts isolated and decidedly. However, different treatment modalities can be employed in an associated manner to control and stabilize lesions...
June 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532508/is-it-possible-for-knowledge-based-planning-to-improve-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-plan-quality-for-planners-with-different-planning-experiences-in-left-sided-breast-cancer-patients
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Juanqi Wang, Weigang Hu, Zhaozhi Yang, Xiaohui Chen, Zhiqiang Wu, Xiaoli Yu, Xiaomao Guo, Saiquan Lu, Kaixuan Li, Gongyi Yu
BACKGROUND: Knowledge-based planning (KBP) is a promising technique that can improve plan quality and increase planning efficiency. However, no attempts have been made to extend the domain of KBP for planners with different planning experiences so far. The purpose of this study was to quantify the potential gains for planners with different planning experiences after implementing KBP in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans for left-sided breast cancer patients. METHODS: The model libraries were populated with 80 expert clinical plans from treated patients who previously received left-sided breast-conserving surgery and IMRT with simultaneously integrated boost...
May 22, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462896/improving-radiation-oncology-providers-workload-and-performance-can-simulation-based-training-help
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Lukasz M Mazur, Prithima R Mosaly, Gregg Tracton, Marjorie P Stiegler, Robert D Adams, Bhishamjit S Chera, Lawrence B Marks
PURPOSE: To help with ongoing safety challenges in radiation therapy (RT), the objective of this research was to develop and assess the impact of a simulation-based training intervention on radiation oncology providers' workload and performance during treatment planning and quality assurance (QA) tasks. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Eighteen radiation oncology professionals completed routine treatment planning and QA tasks on 2 clinical scenarios in a simulation laboratory as part of a prospective institutional review board-approved study...
September 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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