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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738294/oral-mucosa-dose-parameters-predicting-grade-%C3%A2-3-acute-toxicity-in-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-concurrent-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-chemotherapy-an-independent-validation-study-comparing-oral-cavity-versus
#1
Kaixin Li, Ling Yang, Qiang-Ying Hu, Xiao-Zhong Chen, Ming Chen, Yuanyuan Chen
PURPOSE: To determine whether volumes based on the contours of the mucosal surface instead of the oral cavity can be used to predict grade ≥3 acute oral mucosa toxicity in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LANPC) treated with concurrent intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and chemotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A standardized method for the oral cavity (oral cavity contours, OCC) and a novel method for the mucosal surface (mucosal surface contours, MSC) were developed for the oral mucosa and prospectively applied to the radiation treatment plans of 92 patients treated with concurrent IMRT and chemotherapy for LANPC...
July 21, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733723/an-individualized-radiation-dose-escalation-trial-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-based-on-fdg-pet-imaging
#2
Marie Wanet, Antoine Delor, François-Xavier Hanin, Benoît Ghaye, Aline Van Maanen, Vincent Remouchamps, Christian Clermont, Samuel Goossens, John Aldo Lee, Guillaume Janssens, Anne Bol, Xavier Geets
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of an individualized 18F fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)-guided dose escalation boost in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and to assess its impact on local tumor control and toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 13 patients with stage II-III NSCLC were enrolled to receive a dose of 62.5 Gy in 25 fractions to the CT-based planning target volume (PTV; primary turmor and affected lymph nodes)...
July 21, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733053/dose-volume-correlates-of-mandibular-osteoradionecrosis-in-oropharynx-cancer-patients-receiving-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-results-from-a-case-matched-comparison
#3
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PURPOSE: To determine dosimetric parameters associated with osteoradionecrosis (ORN) in oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) patients in the IMRT era. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Subsequent to institutional review board approval, we identified ORN in OPC patients treated with IMRT from 2002 to 2013. 1:2 case-control matching was implemented. Mandibular dose-volume histograms (DVH) were extracted. Dosimetric parameters were compared using non-parametric stats. Recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) was done to identify DVH correlates of ORN...
July 18, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730762/review-of-the-three-field-techniques-in-breast-cancer-radiotherapy
#4
John Kagkiouzis, Kalliopi Platoni, Ioanna Kantzou, Maria Dilvoi, George Patatoukas, Efrosyni Kypraiou, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, George Sarris, Nikolaos Trogkanis, Vassilis Kouloulias
Breast cancer is often treated with radiotherapy (RT), with two opposing tangential fields. When indicated, supraclavicular lymph nodes have to be irradiated, and a third anterior field is applied. The junction region has the potential to be over or underdosed. To overcome this problem, many techniques have been proposed. A literature review of 3 Dimensional Conformal RT (3D CRT) and older 3-field techniques was carried out. Intensity Modulated RT (IMRT) techniques are also briefly discussed. Techniques are categorized, few characteristic examples are presented and a comparison is attempted...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727787/feasibility-of-a-3d-printed-anthropomorphic-patient-specific-head-phantom-for-patient-specific-quality-assurance-of-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
#5
Ji Woon Yea, Jae Won Park, Sung Kyu Kim, Dong Youn Kim, Jae Gu Kim, Chan Young Seo, Won Hyo Jeong, Man Youl Jeong, Se An Oh
This study evaluated the feasibility of utilizing a 3D-printed anthropomorphic patient-specific head phantom for patient-specific quality assurance (QA) in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Contoured left and right head phantoms were converted from DICOM to STL format. Fused deposition modeling (FDM) was used to construct an anthropomorphic patient-specific head phantom with a 3D printer. An established QA technique and the patient-specific head phantom were used to compare the calculated and measured doses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727277/high-dose-palliative-radiotherapy-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#6
Farshad Foroudi, Jennifer G Smith, Faye Putt, Morikatsu Wada
INTRODUCTION: High-dose radiotherapy to the hemithorax for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma is a controversial treatment. Between 2003 and 2013 our institution had a policy of giving hemithoracic radiotherapy to at least 45 Gy. This retrospective study reports survival, progression and toxicity associated with this policy. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with pleural mesothelioma were irradiated with doses of 45-60 Gy. Conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) to the lower hemithorax was used for 17 and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to the whole hemithorax for 54 patients...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726687/a-new-sparse-optimization-scheme-for-simultaneous-beam-angle-and-fluence-map-optimization-in-radiotherapy-planning
#7
Hongcheng Liu, Peng Dong, Lei Xing
[Formula: see text]-minimization-based sparse optimization was employed to solve the beam angle optimization (BAO) in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning. The technique approximates the exact BAO formulation with efficiently computable convex surrogates, leading to plans that are inferior to those attainable with recently proposed gradient-based greedy schemes. In this paper, we alleviate/reduce the nontrivial inconsistencies between the [Formula: see text]-based formulations and the exact BAO model by proposing a new sparse optimization framework based on the most recent developments in group variable selection...
July 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719019/initial-testing-of-a-pixelated-silicon-detector-prototype-in-proton-therapy
#8
Andrew J Wroe, Grant McAuley, Anthony V Teran, Jeannie Wong, Marco Petasecca, Michael Lerch, James M Slater, Anatoly B Rozenfeld
As technology continues to develop, external beam radiation therapy is being employed, with increased conformity, to treat smaller targets. As this occurs, the dosimetry methods and tools employed to quantify these fields for treatment also have to evolve to provide increased spatial resolution. The team at the University of Wollongong has developed a pixelated silicon detector prototype known as the dose magnifying glass (DMG) for real-time small-field metrology. This device has been tested in photon fields and IMRT...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714454/a-back-projection-algorithm-in-the-presence-of-an-extra-attenuating-medium-towards-epid-dosimetry-for-the-mr-linac
#9
I Torres-Xirau, I Olaciregui-Ruiz, R A Rozendaal, P González, B J Mijnheer, J-J Sonke, U A van der Heide, A Mans
In external beam radiotherapy, electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) are frequently used for pre-treatment and for in vivo dose verification. Currently, various MR-guided radiotherapy systems are being developed and clinically implemented. Independent dosimetric verification is highly desirable. For this purpose we adapted our EPID-based dose verification system for use with the MR-Linac combination developed by Elekta in cooperation with UMC Utrecht and Philips. In this study we extended our back-projection method to cope with the presence of an extra attenuating medium between the patient and the EPID...
July 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713677/radio-immunotherapy-and-chemo-immunotherapy-as-a-novel-treatment-paradigm-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#10
REVIEW
Licun Wu, Marc de Perrot
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive neoplasm with poor outcome. Novel radical radiation techniques using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) have become an important component of therapy in mesothelioma. Immunotherapy also provides new therapeutic options. However, how best to integrate immunotherapy with standard therapy such as radiation, chemotherapy and surgery remains unknown. A change of paradigm from adjuvant normofractionation to induction accelerated hypofractionated hemithoracic radiation could provide a platform to combine immunotherapy due to the potential benefit of short course high dose radiation on the immune system...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712717/radiobiological-evaluation-of-prostate-cancer-imrt-and-conformal-rt-plans-using-different-treatment-protocols
#11
Panayiotis Mavroidis, Georgios Komisopoulos, Courtney Buckey, Margarita Mavroeidi, Gregory P Swanson, Dimos Baltas, Nikos Papanikolaou, Sotirios Stathakis
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of both step-and-shoot IMRT and 3D-Conformal Radiation Therapy modalities (CRT) in treating prostate cancer using radiobiological measures. Another aim was to estimate the risks for developing secondary malignancies in bladder and rectum due to radiotherapy from the corresponding modalities. The treatment plans of ten prostate cancer patients were developed using IMRT and CRT. For the IMRT plans, two beam energies and two treatment protocols were used (the RTOG 0415 and a most restrictive one proposed by Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC))...
July 13, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711481/simultaneous-integrated-boost-sib-for-treatment-of-gynecologic-carcinoma-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-imrt-vs-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-radiotherapy
#12
Irina Vergalasova, Kim Light, Junzo Chino, Oana Craciunescu
The aim of this study was to quantitatively compare dosimetric criteria between intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for patients undergoing radiation treatment of gynecologic carcinoma with a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) technique. IMRT and VMAT plans were retrospectively analyzed for 20 patients. The elective volume was planned to receive 45 Gy in 25 fractions of 1.8 Gy, with the integrated boost volume (involved nodes) receiving 55 Gy simultaneously...
July 12, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711183/fast-protocol-for-radiochromic-film-dosimetry-using-a-cloud-computing-web-application
#13
Juan-Francisco Calvo-Ortega, Miquel Pozo, Sandra Moragues, Joan Casals
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of a fast protocol for radiochromic film dosimetry to verify intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans. METHOD AND MATERIALS: EBT3 film dosimetry was conducted in this study using the triple-channel method implemented in the cloud computing application (Radiochromic.com). We described a fast protocol for radiochromic film dosimetry to obtain measurement results within 1h. Ten IMRT plans were delivered to evaluate the feasibility of the fast protocol...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710933/measurement-of-neutron-dose-in-the-compensator-imrt-treatment
#14
Abbas Rezaian, Hassan Ali Nedaie, Nooshin Banaee
A radiation treatment delivery technique, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), has found widespread use in the treatment of cancers. One of IMRT implementing methods is IMRT compensator based, which the modulation are done by high Z materials. When photons with energies higher than 8MV interact with high Z material in path, Photoneutrons are produced. In this study, the effect of compensator on photoneutron production was investigated. The Monte Carlo code MCNPX was used to calculate the neutron dose equivalent as a function of the depth in phantom with and without compensator...
June 27, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709456/analyses-of-distribution-and-dosimetry-of-brain-metastases-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-relation-to-the-neural-stem-cell-regions-feasibility-of-sparing-the-hippocampus-in-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation
#15
Lei Zhao, Yan Shen, Jin-Dong Guo, Heng-Le Gu, Wen Yu, Jia-Ming Wang, Chang-Xing Lv, Jun Liu, Xu-Wei Cai, Xiao-Long Fu
BACKGROUND: This work aims to assess the feasibility of selectively sparing the hippocampus during prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). METHODS: SCLC patients with brain metastases (BMs) diagnosed with MRI were enrolled. Lesions localized to the neural stem cell (NSC) compartments [subventricular zone (SVZ) or hippocampus] were analyzed. Patients were categorized by the total number of intracranial metastases, the therapy processes and the symptoms...
July 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708929/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-unresected-pancreatic-cancer-a-nationwide-review
#16
Susanna W L de Geus, Mariam F Eskander, Gyulnara G Kasumova, Sing Chau Ng, Tara S Kent, Joseph D Mancias, Mark P Callery, Anand Mahadevan, Jennifer F Tseng
BACKGROUND: The role of conventional radiotherapy in the management of pancreatic cancer has yet to be elucidated. Over the past decade, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has emerged as a novel therapeutic option in pancreatic cancer care. This study evaluated the survival impact of SBRT on patients with unresected pancreatic cancer. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried for unresected patients who received chemotherapy for nonmetastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma between 2004 and 2012...
July 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706910/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-adjuvant-therapy-with-radiation-therapy
#17
REVIEW
Kenneth E Rosenzweig
It is a challenge to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma with radiation therapy (RT). For many years, conventional RT was delivered after extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) with acceptable results. However, the benefit of RT has never been definitively proven. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has been used, but some of the early experiences revealed fatal toxicity. As experience has increased, it now appears that RT, particularly with IMRT, is both feasible and effective.
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701665/the-clinical-applications-of-polymer-gel-dosimetry-using-mri
#18
Kaoru Ono
Polymer gel dosimeters are devices that utilize the radiation-induced polymerization reactions of vinyl monomers in a gel to store information of radiation dose. They have some advantages over other dosimeters as the visual conformation and the direct read-out of three-dimensional (3D) radiation dose information for the dosimetric verification of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) with steep dose gradients. In this report, the dosimetric uncertainties and potential for clinical applications of polymer gel dosimetry by the in-house developed 3D dose verification system for IMRT and VMAT QA is outlined...
2017: Japanese Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701660/precision-in-wedge-off-axis-using-independent-dose-verification
#19
Hiroyuki Shimizu, Masanobu Itano, Takeshi Yamazaki, Ryo Takahashi, Tatsuya Kamima, Mikiko Yamashita, Hiromi Baba, Satoru Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Higuchi, Toshijiro Yamamoto, Yasuharu Sugawara, Aya Sato, Shiro Nishiyama, Satoshi Miyaoka, Daisuke Kawai, Hidenobu Tachibana
It is essential for quality assurance to verify the safety of each individual patient's plan in radiation therapy. The tolerance level for independent verification of monitor unit calculations for non-IMRT clinical radiotherapy has been shown in the AAPM TG114. Thus, we investigated the precision of independent MU (dose) verification considering a wedge off-axis calculation and we conducted a study at twelve institutes for independent verification with the wedge off-axis calculation. The results obtained with the wedge off-axis calculation showed better agreement with the treatment planning system calculation results than those without the former calculation in a phantom study and in the patient retrospective study...
2017: Japanese Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698408/dose-escalation-by-image-guided-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-leads-to-an-increase-in-pain-relief-for-spinal-metastases-a-comparison-study-with-a-regimen-of-30-gy-in-10-fractions
#20
Jinlan He, Jianghong Xiao, Xingchen Peng, Baofeng Duan, Yan Li, Ping Ai, Min Yao, Nianyong Chen
PURPOSE: Under the existing condition that the optimum radiotherapy regimen for spinal metastases is controversial, this study investigates the benefits of dose escalation by image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT) with 60-66 Gy in 20-30 fractions for spinal metastases. RESULTS: In the dose-escalation group, each D50 of planning gross tumor volume (PGTV) was above 60 Gy and each Dmax of spinal cord planning organ at risk volume (PRV) was below 48 Gy...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
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