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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227047/a-stochastic-framework-for-spot-scanning-particle-therapy
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Marc Robini, Yuemin Zhu, Wanyu Liu, Isabelle Magnin, Marc Robini, Yuemin Zhu, Wanyu Liu, Isabelle Magnin, Wanyu Liu, Yuemin Zhu, Marc Robini, Isabelle Magnin
In spot-scanning particle therapy, inverse treatment planning is usually limited to finding the optimal beam fluences given the beam trajectories and energies. We address the much more challenging problem of jointly optimizing the beam fluences, trajectories and energies. For this purpose, we design a simulated annealing algorithm with an exploration mechanism that balances the conflicting demands of a small mixing time at high temperatures and a reasonable acceptance rate at low temperatures. Numerical experiments substantiate the relevance of our approach and open new horizons to spot-scanning particle therapy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201522/development-of-a-real-time-internal-and-external-marker-tracking-system-for-particle-therapy-a-phantom-study-using-patient-tumor-trajectory-data
#2
Junsang Cho, Wonjoong Cheon, Sanghee Ahn, Hyunuk Jung, Heesoon Sheen, Hee Chul Park, Youngyih Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155843/analysis-of-measurement-deviations-for-the-patient-specific-quality-assurance-using-intensity-modulated-spot-scanning-particle-beams
#3
Yongqiang Li, Wen Hsi
To analyze measurement deviations of patient-specific quality assurance (QA) using intensity-modulated spot-scanning particle beams, a commercial radiation dosimeter using 24 pin-point ionization chambers was utilized. Before clinical trial, the validations of radiation dosimeter as well as treatment planning system were executed. During clinical trial 165 measurements were performed on 36 patients enrolled. Two or three fields were used for each patient. Measurements were typically performed with the dosimeter placed at special regions of dose distribution along depth and lateral profiles...
February 3, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140381/modulation-power-of-porous-materials-and-usage-as-ripple-filter-in-particle-therapy
#4
Toke Printz Ringbæk, Yuri Simeonov, Matthias Witt, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic, Gerhard Kraft, Klemens Zink, Uli Weber
Porous materials with microscopic structures like foam, sponges, lung tissues and lung substitute materials have particular characteristics, which differ from those of solid materials. Ion beams passing through porous materials show much stronger energy straggling than expected for non-porous solid materials of the same thickness. This effect depends on the microscopic structure, the density and the thickness of the porous material. The beam-modulating effect from a porous plate enlarges the Bragg peak, yielding similar benefits in irradiation time reduction as a ripple filter...
January 31, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114124/secondary-radiation-measurements-for-particle-therapy-applications-nuclear-fragmentation-produced-by-4-he-ion-beams-in-a-pmma-target
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M Marafini, R Paramatti, D Pinci, G Battistoni, F Collamati, E De Lucia, R Faccini, P M Frallicciardi, C Mancini-Terracciano, I Mattei, S Muraro, L Piersanti, M Rovituso, A Rucinski, A Russomando, A Sarti, A Sciubba, E Solfaroli Camillocci, M Toppi, G Traini, C Voena, V Patera
Nowadays there is a growing interest in particle therapy treatments exploiting light ion beams against tumors due to their enhanced relative biological effectiveness and high space selectivity. In particular promising results are obtained by the use of (4)He projectiles. Unlike the treatments performed using protons, the beam ions can undergo a fragmentation process when interacting with the atomic nuclei in the patient body. In this paper the results of measurements performed at the Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy center are reported...
February 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114112/secondary-radiation-measurements-for-particle-therapy-applications-prompt-photons-produced-by-4-he-12-c-and-16-o-ion-beams-in-a-pmma-target
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I Mattei, F Bini, F Collamati, E De Lucia, P M Frallicciardi, E Iarocci, C Mancini-Terracciano, M Marafini, S Muraro, R Paramatti, V Patera, L Piersanti, D Pinci, A Rucinski, A Russomando, A Sarti, A Sciubba, E Solfaroli Camillocci, M Toppi, G Traini, C Voena, G Battistoni
Charged particle beams are used in particle therapy (PT) to treat oncological patients due to their selective dose deposition in tissues with respect to the photons and electrons used in conventional radiotherapy. Heavy (Z  >  1) PT beams can additionally be exploited for their high biological effectiveness in killing cancer cells. Nowadays, protons and carbon ions are used in PT clinical routines. Recently, interest in the potential application of helium and oxygen beams has been growing. With respect to protons, such beams are characterized by their reduced multiple scattering inside the body, increased linear energy transfer, relative biological effectiveness and oxygen enhancement ratio...
February 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111101/design-of-a-new-tracking-device-for-on-line-beam-range-monitor-in-carbon-therapy
#7
Giacomo Traini, Giuseppe Battistoni, Angela Bollella, Francesco Collamati, Erika De Lucia, Riccardo Faccini, Fernando Ferroni, Paola Maria Frallicciardi, Carlo Mancini-Terracciano, Michela Marafini, Ilaria Mattei, Federico Miraglia, Silvia Muraro, Riccardo Paramatti, Luca Piersanti, Davide Pinci, Antoni Rucinski, Andrea Russomando, Alessio Sarti, Adalberto Sciubba, Martina Senzacqua, Elena Solfaroli-Camillocci, Marco Toppi, Cecilia Voena, Vincenzo Patera
Charged particle therapy is a technique for cancer treatment that exploits hadron beams, mostly protons and carbon ions. A critical issue is the monitoring of the beam range so to check the correct dose deposition to the tumor and surrounding tissues. The design of a new tracking device for beam range real-time monitoring in pencil beam carbon ion therapy is presented. The proposed device tracks secondary charged particles produced by beam interactions in the patient tissue and exploits the correlation of the charged particle emission profile with the spatial dose deposition and the Bragg peak position...
January 19, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095393/the-mechanism-of-computed-tomography-guided-125i-particle-in-treating-lung-cancer
#8
Jianzhong Cheng, Shaozeng Ma, Guanghua Yang, Lisen Wang, Wei Hou
BACKGROUND The incidence of malignant tumor has gradually increased. How to improve the survival and quality of life of patients who lose the opportunity for surgery or who are unwilling to receive surgery remains an obstacle. At present, 125I particle interstitial implant therapy has been applied in a variety of treatments of tumors. However, the mechanism of computed tomography (CT)-guided 125I particle therapy in lung cancer has not been fully elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 42 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer were retrospectively analyzed between January 2013 and December 2013, including 19 patients who received CT-guided 125I particle therapy and 23 patients who received chemotherapy...
January 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090633/magnetic-field-effects-on-particle-beams-and-their-implications-for-dose-calculation-in-mr-guided-particle-therapy
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Hermann Fuchs, Philipp Moser, Martin Gröschl, Dietmar Georg
PURPOSE: To investigate and model effects of magnetic fields on proton and carbonion beams for dose calculation. METHODS: In a first step Monte Carlo simulations using Gate 7.1/Geant4.10.0.p03 were performed for proton and carbon ion beams in magnetic fields ranging from 0 to 3 T. Initial particle energies ranged from 60-250 MeV (protons) and 120-400 MeV/u (carbon ions), respectively. The resulting dose distributions were analyzed focusing on beam deflection, dose deformation as well as the impact of material het- erogeneities...
January 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089762/long-terms-results-of-a-trial-of-concurrent-chemotherapy-and-escalating-doses-of-radiation-for-unresectable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-ncctg-n0028-alliance
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Steven E Schild, Shauna L Hillman, Angelina D Tan, Helen J Ross, William L McGinnis, Yolanda A Garces, David L Graham, Alex A Adjei, James R Jett
INTRODUCTION OR HYPOTHESIS: This phase I/II trial was originally designed to determine the maximally tolerated dose(MTD) of thoracic radiotherapy(TRT) as part of a combined modality approach. This report includes the long-term outcome of patients treated on this study. The phase II portion was never completed as RTOG-0617 opened before it was concluded. METHODS: The MTD was defined as 74Gy in 37 fractions in this study. Twenty-five patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) were treated with 2Gy daily fractions and concurrent weekly carboplatin and paclitaxel...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066821/evaluation-of-receptor-ligand-mechanisms-of-dual-targeted-particles-to-an-inflamed-endothelium
#11
Catherine A Fromen, Margaret B Fish, Anthony Zimmerman, Reheman Adili, Michael Holinstat, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso
Vascular-targeted carriers (VTCs) are designed as leukocyte mimics, decorated with ligands that target leukocyte adhesion molecules (LAMs) and facilitate adhesion to diseased endothelium. VTCs require different design considerations than other targeted particle therapies; adhesion of VTCs in regions with dynamic blood flow requires multiple ligand-receptor (LR) pairs that provide particle adhesion and disease specificity. Despite the ultimate goal of leukocyte mimicry, the specificity of multiple LAM-targeted VTCs remains poorly understood, especially in physiological environments...
March 2016: Bioeng Transl Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048898/mo-fg-brc-03-design-and-construction-of-a-dielectiric-wall-accelerator
#12
D Westerly
Experimental research in medical physics has expanded the limits of our knowledge and provided novel imaging and therapy technologies for patients around the world. However, experimental efforts are challenging due to constraints in funding, space, time and other forms of institutional support. In this joint ESTRO-AAPM symposium, four exciting experimental projects from four different countries are highlighted. Each project is focused on a different aspect of radiation therapy. From the USA, we will hear about a new linear accelerator concept for more compact and efficient therapy devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048872/we-fg-bra-10-radiodosimetry-of-a-novel-alpha-particle-therapy-targeted-to-uveal-melanoma-absorbed-dose-to-organs-in-mice
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Christopher J Tichacek, Narges K Tafreshi, Mikalai M Budzevich, Epifanio Ruiz, Thaddeus J Wadas, Mark L McLaughlin, Eduardo G Moros, David L Morse
PURPOSE: The melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) is expressed in 94% of uveal melanomas and is described as an ideal target for this untreatable disease. MC1RL is a high affinity MC1R specific peptidomimetic ligand that can serve as a scaffold for therapeutic conjugates such as alpha particle emitting isotopes. The purpose of this study was to assess normal tissue distribution and risk as a result of using the DOTA chelator conjugated to MC1RL to deliver (225) Ac: MC1RL-DOTA-(225) Ac. METHODS: 17 non-tumor bearing BALB/c mice were intravenously injected with the novel MC1RL-DOTA-(225) Ac radiopharmaceutical with an average initial administered activity of 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048812/su-f-j-197-a-novel-intra-beam-range-detection-and-adaptation-strategy-for-particle-therapy
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M Chen, S Jiang, Y Shao, W Lu
PURPOSE: In-vivo range detection/verification is crucial in particle therapy for effective and safe delivery. The state-of-art techniques are not sufficient for in-vivo on-line range verification due to conflicts among patient dose, signal statistics and imaging time. We propose a novel intra-beam range detection and adaptation strategy for particle therapy. METHODS: This strategy uses the planned mid-range spots as probing beams without adding extra radiation to patients...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048635/su-f-t-184-3d-range-modulator-for-scanned-particle-therapy-development-monte-carlo-simulations-and-measurements
#15
Y Simeonov, P Penchev, T Printz Ringbaek, S Brons, U Weber, K Zink
PURPOSE: Active raster scanning in particle therapy results in highly conformal dose distributions. Treatment time, however, is relatively high due to the large number of different iso-energy layers used. By using only one energy and the so called 3D range-modulator irradiation times of a few seconds only can be achieved, thus making delivery of homogeneous dose to moving targets (e.g. lung cancer) more reliable. METHODS: A 3D range-modulator consisting of many pins with base area of 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048551/we-fg-brb-02-spatial-mapping-of-the-rbe-of-scanned-particle-beams
#16
D Grosshans
: The physical pattern of energy deposition and the enhanced relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons and carbon ions compared to photons offer unique and not fully understood or exploited opportunities to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Variations in RBE within a pristine or spread out Bragg peak and between particle types may be exploited to enhance cell killing in target regions without a corresponding increase in damage to normal tissue structures. In addition, the decreased sensitivity of hypoxic tumors to photon-based therapies may be partially overcome through the use of more densely ionizing radiations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048504/th-c-204-00-medical-physics-workshop-an-update-on-the-journal-s-improvement-activities-and-guidance-on-writing-and-reviewing-papers
#17
Jeffrey Williamson
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048419/th-cd-209-02-beam-angle-optimization-incorporating-anatomical-heterogeneities-for-pencil-beam-scanning-charged-particle-therapy
#18
C Toramatsu, T Inaniwa
PURPOSE: In charged particle therapy with pencil beam scanning (PBS), localization of the dose in the Bragg peak makes dose distributions sensitive to lateral tissue heterogeneities. Sensitivity of a PBS plan to lateral tissue heterogeneity can be reduced by selecting suitable beam angles. The purpose of this study is to establish a fast and accurate method of beam angle selection for PBS. METHODS: The lateral tissue heterogeneity surrounding the path of respective pencil beams at a given angle was quantified with the heterogeneity number using effective density data of patients...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048316/th-c-204-03-writing-good-scientific-papers-and-responding-to-critiques
#19
M Goodsitt
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048285/su-g-tep1-12-random-repainting-as-mitigation-for-scanned-ion-beam-interplay-effects
#20
M Bach, J Wulff
PURPOSE: Interference of dose application in scanned beam particle therapy and organ motion may lead to interplay effects with distorted dose to target volumes. Interplay effects depend on the speed and direction of the scanning beam, leading to fringed field edges (scanning parallel to organ motion direction) or over- and under-dosed regions (both directions are orthogonal). Current repainting methods can mitigate interplay effects, but are susceptible to artefacts when only a limited number of repaints are applied...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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