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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126329/head-and-neck-target-delineation-using-a-novel-pet-automatic-segmentation-algorithm
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B Berthon, M Evans, C Marshall, N Palaniappan, N Cole, V Jayaprakasam, T Rackley, E Spezi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and impact of using a novel advanced PET auto-segmentation method in Head and Neck (H&N) radiotherapy treatment (RT) planning. METHODS: ATLAAS, Automatic decision Tree-based Learning Algorithm for Advanced Segmentation, previously developed and validated on pre-clinical data, was applied to (18)F-FDG-PET/CT scans of 20 H&N patients undergoing Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Primary Gross Tumour Volumes (GTVs) manually delineated on CT/MRI scans (GTVpCT/MRI), together with ATLAAS-generated contours (GTVpATLAAS) were used to derive the RT planning GTV (GTVpfinal)...
January 23, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048206/su-f-t-685-evaluation-of-tumor-hypoxic-fraction-using-serial-volumetric-imaging-during-radiation-therapy
#2
A Chvetsov
PURPOSE: To develop a tumor response model which could be uses to compute tumor hypoxic fraction using serial volumetric tumor imaging. This algorithm may be used for treatment response assessment and also for guidance of more expensive PET imaging of hypoxia. METHODS: Previously developed two-level cell population tumor response model was modified to include a third cell level describing hypoxic and necrotic cells. This third level was considered constant value during radiotherapy treatment; therefore, inclusion additional parameter did not compromise stability of model fitting to imaging data...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047089/th-cd-206-05-machine-learning-based-segmentation-of-organs-at-risks-for-head-and-neck-radiotherapy-planning
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B Ibragimov, F Pernus, P Strojan, L Xing
PURPOSE: Accurate and efficient delineation of tumor target and organs-at-risks is essential for the success of radiotherapy. In reality, despite of decades of intense research efforts, auto-segmentation has not yet become clinical practice. In this study, we present, for the first time, a deep learning-based classification algorithm for autonomous segmentation in head and neck (HaN) treatment planning. METHODS: Fifteen HN datasets of CT, MR and PET images with manual annotation of organs-at-risk (OARs) including spinal cord, brainstem, optic nerves, chiasm, eyes, mandible, tongue, parotid glands were collected and saved in a library of plans...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046431/we-ab-202-11-radiobiological-modeling-of-tumor-response-during-radiotherapy-based-on-pre-treatment-dynamic-pet-imaging-data
#4
M Crispin-Ortuzar, M Grkovski, B Beattie, N Lee, N Riaz, J Humm, J Jeong, A Fontanella, J Deasy
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ability of a multiscale radiobiological model of tumor response to predict mid-treatment hypoxia images, based on pretreatment imaging of perfusion and hypoxia with [18-F]FMISO dynamic PET and glucose metabolism with [18-F]FDG PET. METHODS: A mechanistic tumor control probability (TCP) radiobiological model describing the interplay between tumor cell proliferation and hypoxia (Jeong et al., PMB 2013) was extended to account for intra-tumor nutrient heterogeneity, dynamic cell migration due to nutrient gradients, and stromal cells...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027517/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-surveillance-for-the-detection-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Shin-Ae Kim, Jong-Lyel Roh, Jae Seung Kim, Jeong Hyun Lee, Sang Hoon Lee, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Posttreatment detection of recurrence may lead to salvage treatment and prognostic prediction in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We evaluated the diagnostic and prognostic values of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) after definitive treatment of HNSCC. METHODS: This prospective study included 278 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery (n = 143, 51...
February 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008773/radiotherapy-response-evaluation-using-fdg-pet-ct-established-and-emerging-applications
#6
Helen Cliffe, Chirag Patel, Robin Prestwich, Andrew Scarsbrook
Radiation therapy is a common component of curative cancer treatment. However, there is a significant incidence of treatment failure. In these cases salvage surgical options are sometimes appropriate. Accurate assessment of response and early recognition of treatment success or failure is therefore critical to guide treatment decisions and impacts on survival and the morbidity of treatment. Traditionally, treatment response has depended upon anatomical measurement of disease. However, this may not correlate well with the presence of disease, especially after radiotherapy...
December 23, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004135/nodal-parameters-of-fdg-pet-ct-performed-during-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-mucosal-primary-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-can-predict-treatment-outcomes-suvmean-and-response-rate-are-useful-imaging-biomarkers
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Peter Lin, Myo Min, Mark Lee, Lois Holloway, Dion Forstner, Victoria Bray, Allan Fowler
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prognostic utility of nodal metabolic parameters derived from FDG PET/CT performed before radiotherapy (prePET) and during the third week of radiotherapy (iPET) in patients with mucosal primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (MPHNSCC). METHODS: This analysis included 75 patients with newly diagnosed locally advanced node-positive MPHNSCC treated with radical radiotherapy and concurrent systemic therapy who underwent prePET and iPET: N1 11 patients, N2a 38, N2b 12, N2c 9, N3 5...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931839/overview-of-the-predictive-value-of-quantitative-18-fdg-pet-in-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-with-chemoradiotherapy
#8
REVIEW
J Castelli, B De Bari, A Depeursinge, A Simon, A Devillers, G Roman Jimenez, J Prior, M Ozsahin, R de Crevoisier, J Bourhis
18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) allows to quantify the metabolic activity of a tumor (glycolysis) and has become a reference tool in oncology for the staging, restaging, radiotherapy planning and monitoring response in many cancers. Quantitative analyses have been introduced in order to overcome some of the limits of the visual methods, allowing an easier and more objective comparison of the inter- and intra-patients variations. The aims of this review were to report available evidences on the clinical value of quantitative PET/CT parameters in HNC...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833757/a-prospective-multicentre-single-arm-clinical-trial-of-bevacizumab-for-patients-with-surgically-untreatable-symptomatic-brain-radiation-necrosis-%C3%A2
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Motomasa Furuse, Naosuke Nonoguchi, Toshihiko Kuroiwa, Susumu Miyamoto, Yoshiki Arakawa, Jun Shinoda, Kazuhiro Miwa, Toshihiko Iuchi, Koji Tsuboi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Shunsuke Terasaka, Yusuke Tabei, Hideo Nakamura, Motoo Nagane, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Mizuhiko Terasaki, Tatsuya Abe, Yoshitaka Narita, Nobuhito Saito, Akitake Mukasa, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Takaaki Beppu, Toshihiro Kumabe, Tadashi Nariai, Naohiro Tsuyuguchi, Eiji Nakatani, Shoko Kurisu, Yoko Nakagawa, Shin-Ichi Miyatake
BACKGROUND: Brain radiation necrosis (BRN) can be a complication of radiotherapy for primary and secondary brain tumors, as well as head and neck tumors. Since vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is also a vascular permeability factor in the brain, bevacizumab, a humanized antibody that inhibits VEGF, would be expected to reduce perilesional edema that often accompanies BRN. METHODS: Patients with surgically untreatable, symptomatic BRN refractory to conventional medical treatments (eg, corticosteroid, anticoagulants, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy) were enrolled...
December 2016: Neuro-oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707505/dose-painting-by-numbers-based-on-retrospectively-determined-recurrence-probabilities
#10
Eric Grönlund, Silvia Johansson, Anders Montelius, Anders Ahnesjö
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to derive "dose painting by numbers" prescriptions from retrospectively observed recurrence volumes in a patient group treated with conventional radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The spatial relation between retrospectively observed recurrence volumes and pre-treatment standardized uptake values (SUV) from fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging was determined...
October 1, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692741/functional-imaging-in-radiotherapy-in-the-netherlands-availability-and-impact-on-clinical-practice
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W V Vogel, M G E H Lam, F A Pameijer, U A van der Heide, J B van de Kamer, M E Philippens, M van Vulpen, M Verheij
AIMS: Functional imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and multiparametric magnetic resonance (mpMR) is increasingly applied for radiotherapy purposes. However, evidence and experience are still limited, and this may lead to clinically relevant differences in accessibility, interpretation and decision making. We investigated the current patterns of care in functional imaging for radiotherapy in the Netherlands in a care evaluation study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The availability of functional imaging in radiotherapy centres in the Netherlands was evaluated; features available in >80% of academic and >80% of non-academic centres were considered standard of care...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671150/cervical-lymph-node-metastases-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-unknown-origin-the-diagnostic-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-and-clinical-outcome
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Einar Dale, Jon M Moan, Terje A Osnes, Trond V Bogsrud
FDG PET/CT is perceived as a valuable diagnostic tool in addition to the standard diagnostic workup for patients with isolated neck lymph nodes of squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCUP). For patients with SCCUP intended for primary radiotherapy, we hypothesize that the previously reported FDG PET/CT detection rates are too high. From 2008 to 2015, 30 SCCUP patients were examined with FDG PET/CT. The objective of the FDG PET/CT examination was twofold: (1) improve the radiotherapy target definition, and (2) identify the primary cancer...
February 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638108/an-enhanced-random-walk-algorithm-for-delineation-of-head-and-neck-cancers-in-pet-studies
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Alessandro Stefano, Salvatore Vitabile, Giorgio Russo, Massimo Ippolito, Maria Gabriella Sabini, Daniele Sardina, Orazio Gambino, Roberto Pirrone, Edoardo Ardizzone, Maria Carla Gilardi
An algorithm for delineating complex head and neck cancers in positron emission tomography (PET) images is presented in this article. An enhanced random walk (RW) algorithm with automatic seed detection is proposed and used to make the segmentation process feasible in the event of inhomogeneous lesions with bifurcations. In addition, an adaptive probability threshold and a k-means based clustering technique have been integrated in the proposed enhanced RW algorithm. The new threshold is capable of following the intensity changes between adjacent slices along the whole cancer volume, leading to an operator-independent algorithm...
September 16, 2016: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609790/feasibility-of-multiparametric-imaging-with-pet-mr-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jacob H Rasmussen, Martin Nørgaard, Adam E Hansen, Ivan R Vogelius, Marianne C Aznar, Helle H Johannesen, Junia Costa, Astrid M E Engberg, Andreas Kjær, Lena Specht, Barbara M Fischer
: The purpose of this study was to investigate and assess the correlation and reproducibility of multiparametric imaging in head and neck cancer patients. METHODS: Twenty-one patients were included in this prospective scan-rescan study. All patients were scanned twice on an integrated PET and MRI scanner. Gross tumor volumes were defined on T2-weighted MR images, and volumes of interest were defined on diffusion-weighted MRI and (18)F-FDG PET (VOIDWI, VOIPET). Overlap between volumes was assessed as a percentwise overlap...
January 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556178/phase-ii-organ-preservation-trial-concurrent-cisplatin-and-radiotherapy-for-advanced-laryngeal-cancer-after-response-to-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil-based-induction-chemotherapy
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Aron Popovtzer, Hanna Burnstein, Salomon Stemmer, Dror Limon, Ohad Hili, Gideon Bachar, Vladamir Sopov, Raphael Feinmesser, David Groshar, Jacob Shvero
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for locally advanced laryngeal cancer remains controversial. The purpose of this trial was to determine if the response to induction chemotherapy could select patients for organ preservation protocols, and improve larynx-preservation rates without compromising overall survival (OS). METHODS: The cohort comprised 12 patients with T3 disease and 14 with T4. Induction chemotherapy consisted of docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (TPF)...
February 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469298/a-review-of-the-predictive-role-of-functional-imaging-in-patients-with-mucosal-primary-head-and-neck-cancer-treated-with-radiation-therapy
#16
Myo Min, Peter Lin, Gary Liney, Mark Lee, Dion Forstner, Allan Fowler, Lois Holloway
Advanced radiotherapy techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy, have been reported to reduce toxicities by improving the dose conformity in mucosal primary head and neck cancer (MPHNC). However, to further optimize the therapeutic ratio, details on individual patient and disease characteristics may be necessary to tailor treatments. This is likely to include identifying poor responders for treatment intensification and good responders for de-escalation strategies. Non-invasive, repeatable imaging biomarkers are attractive modalities in both pre-treatment and intra-treatment response prediction with a view to individualized treatment options...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455480/the-feasibility-of-atlas-based-automatic-segmentation-of-mri-for-h-n-radiotherapy-planning
#17
Kieran Wardman, Robin J D Prestwich, Mark J Gooding, Richard J Speight
Atlas-based autosegmentation is an established tool for segmenting structures for CT-planned head and neck radiotherapy. MRI is being increasingly integrated into the planning process. The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility of MRI-based, atlas-based autosegmentation for organs at risk (OAR) and lymph node levels, and to compare the segmentation accuracy with CT-based autosegmentation. Fourteen patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer in a prospective imaging study underwent a T1-weighted MRI and a PET-CT (with dedicated contrast-enhanced CT) in an immobilization mask...
July 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417648/the-predictive-value-of-early-assessment-after-1-cycle-of-induction-chemotherapy-with-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-diffusion-weighted-mri-for-response-to-radical-chemoradiotherapy-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Kee H Wong, Rafal Panek, Liam Welsh, Dualta Mcquaid, Alex Dunlop, Angela Riddell, Iain Murray, Yong Du, Sue Chua, Dow-Mu Koh, Shreerang Bhide, Chris Nutting, Wim J G Oyen, Kevin Harrington, Kate L Newbold
: The objective of this study was to assess the predictive value of early assessment (after 1 cycle of induction chemotherapy [IC]) with (18)F-FDG PET/CT and diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI for subsequent response to radical chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: Twenty patients with stage III-IVa HNSCC prospectively underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT and DW MRI before and 2 wk after each cycle of IC (first cycle, IC1; second cycle, IC2)...
December 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416996/role-of-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-pet-ct-in-head-and-neck-oncology-the-point-of-view-of-the-radiation-oncologist
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REVIEW
Jon Cacicedo, Arturo Navarro, Olga Del Hoyo, Alfonso Gomez-Iturriaga, Filippo Alongi, Jose A Medina, Olgun Elicin, Andrea Skanjeti, Francesco Giammarile, Pedro Bilbao, Francisco Casquero, Berardino de Bari, Alan Dal Pra
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant tumour of the head and neck. The initial TNM staging, the evaluation of the tumour response during treatment, and the long-term surveillance are crucial moments in the approach to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Thus, at each of these moments, the choice of the best diagnostic tool providing the more precise and larger information is crucial. Positron emission tomography with fluorine-18 fludeoxyglucose integrated with CT ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) rapidly gained clinical acceptance, and it has become an important imaging tool in routine clinical oncology...
November 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411922/the-expression-of-checkpoint-and-dna-repair-genes-in-head-and-neck-cancer-as-possible-predictive-factors
#20
Orsolya Rusz, Margit Pál, Éva Szilágyi, László Rovó, Zoltán Varga, Bernadett Tomisa, Gabriella Fábián, Levente Kovács, Olga Nagy, Petra Mózes, Zita Reisz, László Tiszlavicz, Péter Deák, Zsuzsanna Kahán
DNA damage response failure may influence the efficacy of DNA-damaging treatments. We determined the expression of 16 genes involved in distinct DNA damage response pathways, in association with the response to standard therapy. Twenty patients with locoregionally advanced, squamous cell head and neck carcinoma were enrolled. The treatment included induction chemotherapy (iChT) with docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil followed by concomitant chemoradiotherapy (ChRT) or radiotherapy (RT) alone. The volumetric metabolic therapeutic response was determined by [18F]FDG-PET/CT...
July 13, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
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