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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647834/influence-of-multi-leaf-collimator-leaf-transmission-on-head-and-neck-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-planning
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Motoharu Sasaki, Masahide Tominaga, Takeshi Kamomae, Hitoshi Ikushima, Motonori Kitaoka, Ryota Bando, Kanako Sakuragawa, Masataka Oita
The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) with different leaf widths on the planning of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Toward this objective, dose transmission through a high-definition 120-leaf MLC (HD120MLC) and 120-leaf Millennium MLC (M120MLC) was investigated, using it with a test case and clinical case studies. In test case, studies with IMRT and VMAT plans, the difference in MLC leaf width had a limited effect on planning target volumes (PTVs)...
June 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647432/peer-assisted-learning-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-transition-in-developing-countries
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I Mohamad, A Salem, T Abu Hejleh, S Wadi-Ramahi, M Qandeel, S El Khatib, W Asha, S Mhied, O Al Saraireh, W Al-Gargaz, H Abdulelah, A Hosni, A Al Mousa
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is not widely used in developing countries due to technical challenges and a lack of expertise and resources. We outline head and neck cancer IMRT implementation challenges and highlight how improvised solutions allowed successful IMRT transition in Jordan. This article showcases a 'peer-assisted learning' model, promoting IMRT transition in other developing countries. Unlike the 'top-down' approach, this model is uncommonly addressed in oncology journals. Developing countries could benefit from this article to enhance the adoption of modern radiotherapy technology...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646251/cardiac-dose-sparing-effects-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-in-left-breast-irradiation-is-imrt-more-beneficial-than-vmat
#3
Mazen Sakka, Leonie Kunzelmann, Martin Metzger, Gerhard G Grabenbauer
BACKGROUND: Given the reduction in death from breast cancer, as well as improvements in overall survival, adjuvant radiotherapy is considered the standard treatment for breast cancer. However, left-sided breast irradiation was associated with an increased rate of fatal cardiovascular events due to incidental irradiation of the heart. Recently, considerable efforts have been made to minimize cardiac toxicity of left-sided breast irradiation by new treatment methods such as deep-inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) and new radiation techniques, particularly intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)...
June 23, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645692/clinical-implementation-of-combined-modulated-electron-and-photon-beams-with-conventional-mlc-for-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation
#4
Carlos Míguez, Elisa Jiménez-Ortega, Bianey A Palma, Hector Miras, Ana Ureba, Rafael Arráns, Francisco Carrasco-Peña, Ana Illescas-Vacas, Antonio Leal
PURPOSE: To report the clinical implementation of a novel external beam radiotherapy technique for accelerated partial breast irradiation treatments based on combined electron and photon modulated beams radiotherapy (MERT+IMRT) with conventional MLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of patients was selected to test the viability of the technique. The prescribed dose was 38.5Gy, following a hypofractionated schema, and the structures were defined following the NSABP-B39/RTOG-0413 protocol...
June 20, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643751/quick-efficient-and-effective-patient-specific-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-quality-assurance-using-log-file-and-electronic-portal-imaging-device
#5
Rajesh Kumar, H I Amols, M Lovelock, S D Sharma, D Datta
AIM: The aim of work is to explore a quick, efficient, and effective patient-specific intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) quality assurance (QA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Software tools were developed to extract and analyze the multi-leaf collimator (MLC) leaf positions (LPs) from electronic portal imaging device (EPID) images for Varian C-series machine and TrueBeam, to extract useful data from MLC log file of C-series linear accelerator (LINAC), to extract useful information from the trajectory log binary file of TrueBeam LINAC, to compare LPs derived from EPID images with log file/trajectory log data, and to analyze IMRT treatment files using the MATLAB programming language...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641636/-short-and-long-term-clinical-efficacy-of-imrt-and-crt-for-treatment-of-patients-with-enktl
#6
Jian-Xiong Cui, Wu-Hua Lin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short and long term clinical efficacy for treatment of patients with extranodal nasal-type NK/T-cell lymphoma(ENKTL) by intensity modulated radiotherapy(IMRT) and conventional radiotheraphy(CRT). METHODS: Sixty-three cases of early ENKTL were divided into the IMRT group of (33 cases) and CRT group(30 cases). The short effects, overall survival(OS) of 3 years, progression free survival(PFS) of 3 years, acute radiation injury and late adverse reactions to radiation were compared between 2 group...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640871/nomogram-to-predict-rectal-toxicity-following-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy
#7
Jean-Bernard Delobel, Khemara Gnep, Juan David Ospina, Véronique Beckendorf, Ciprian Chira, Jian Zhu, Alberto Bossi, Taha Messai, Oscar Acosta, Joël Castelli, Renaud de Crevoisier
BACKGROUND: To identify predictors of acute and late rectal toxicity following prostate cancer radiotherapy (RT), while integrating the potential impact of RT technique, dose escalation, and moderate hypofractionation, thus enabling us to generate a nomogram for individual prediction. METHODS: In total, 972 patients underwent RT for localized prostate cancer, to a total dose of 70 Gy or 80 Gy, using two different fractionations (2 Gy or 2.5 Gy/day), by means of several RT techniques (3D conformal RT [3DCRT], intensity-modulated RT [IMRT], or image-guided RT [IGRT])...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640073/reimbursement-and-use-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Vahakn B Shahinian, Samuel R Kaufman, Phyllis Yan, Lindsey A Herrel, Tudor Borza, Brent K Hollenbeck
The use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer increased through the mid-2000s, in association with acquisition of the devices by large urology groups. More recently, reimbursement for IMRT in the office setting (generally representing freestanding facilities owned by physicians) has been declining. The aim of the study was to examine trends in IMRT use and related payments in the office versus hospital outpatient setting over time.In this retrospective cohort study, a total of 66,967 men aged 66 years or older, with newly diagnosed prostate cancer from 2007 through 2012 were identified in a 20% national sample of Medicare claims...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635617/the-dosimetric-impact-of-gadolinium-based-contrast-media-in-gbm-brain-patient-plans-for-a-mri-linac
#9
Syed Bilal Ahmad, Moti Raj Paudel, Arman Sarfehnia, Anthony Kim, Geordi Pang, Mark Ruschin, Arjun Sahgal, Brian M Keller
Dosimetric effects of gadolinium based contrast media (Gadovist) were evaluated for the Elekta MRI Linear accelerator (MRL) using the research version of Monaco treatment planning system (TPS). In order to represent a gadolinium uptake it was manually assigned to a phantom as well as to the Gross Tumour Volume (GTV) of 6 Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patients. A preliminary estimate of dose enhancement, due to gadolinium, was performed using the phantom irradiated with a single beam. More complicated assessment was performed for the GBM patients using a 7 field IMRT technique...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630876/a-dosimetric-comparison-of-dose-escalation-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Wenjuan Yang, Biao Zeng, Yanfang Qiu, Jianfeng Tan, Shilei Xu, Yilong Cai, Yujuan Zhou, Zhigang Liu, Junming Luo, Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated that a higher radiotherapy dose is associated with improved outcomes in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We performed a dosimetric planning study to assess the dosimetric feasibility of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in locally advanced NSCLC. METHODS: We enrolled twenty patients. Five different dose plans were generated for each patient. All plans were prescribed a dose of 60 Gy to the planning tumor volume (PTV)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625640/association-between-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-and-survival-in-patients-with-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-chemoradiotherapy
#11
Matthew Koshy, Renuka Malik, Michael Spiotto, Usama Mahmood, Chad G Rusthoven, David J Sher
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of radiotherapy (RT) technique on treatment compliance and overall survival (OS) in patients with stage III non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This study included patients with stage III NSCLC in the National Cancer Database treated between 2003 and 2011 with definitive CRT to 60-63 Gray (Gy). Radiation treatment interruption (RTI) was defined as a break of ≥4 days...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623847/toxicity-after-post-prostatectomy-image-guided-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-using-australian-guidelines
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Stephen Chin, Noel J Aherne, Andrew Last, Hassan Assareh, Thomas P Shakespeare
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated single institution toxicity outcomes after post-prostatectomy radiotherapy (PPRT) via image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) with implanted fiducial markers following national eviQ guidelines, for which late toxicity outcomes have not been published. METHODS: Prospectively collected toxicity data were retrospectively reviewed for 293 men who underwent 64-66 Gy IG-IMRT to the prostate bed between 2007 and 2015. RESULTS: Median follow-up after PPRT was 39 months...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622886/five-year-outcomes-of-an-oropharynx-directed-treatment-approach-for-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck
#13
Kenneth Shung Hu, Waleed Fouad Mourad, Mauricio E Gamez, Wilson Lin, Adam Saul Jacobson, Mark Stephen Persky, Mark L Urken, Bruce E Culliney, Zujun Li, Theresa Nguyen Tran, Stimson Pryor Schantz, Juskaran Chadha, Louis Benjamin Harrison
PURPOSE: Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCHNUP) is commonly treated with comprehensive radiation to the laryngopharynx and bilateral necks. In 1998, we established a departmental policy to treat SCCHNUP with radiation directed to the oropharynx and bilateral neck. METHODS: From 1998-2011, 60 patients were treated - N1: 18%, N2: 75% and N3: 7%. 82% underwent neck dissection. 55% received IMRT and 62% underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy. RESULTS: At median follow-up of 54months, 5 patients failed regionally and 4 emerged with a primary (tongue base, hypopharynx and thoracic esophagus)...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622770/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-from-70gy-to-80gy-in-prostate-cancer-six-year-outcomes-and-predictors-of-late-toxicity
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Maria Jolnerovski, Julia Salleron, Véronique Beckendorf, Didier Peiffert, Anne-Sophie Baumann, Valérie Bernier, Sandrine Huger, Vincent Marchesi, Ciprian Chira
OBJECTIVE: To report grade ≥2 overall late rectal and urinary toxicities in patients (pts) with prostate cancer treated by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) at 3 dose-levels. Identify predictors of radiation toxicity and report biochemical progression free survival (bPFS). METHODS: A total of 277 pts were treated with 70Gy (10.8%), 74Gy (63.9%) and 80 Gy (25.3%) using IMRT without pelvic irradiation were analyzed. Short or long-course androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) was allowed in 46...
June 16, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620750/high-precision-radiotherapy-for-meningiomas-long-term-results-and-patient-reported-outcome-pro
#15
Kerstin A Kessel, Hanna Fischer, Markus Oechnser, Claus Zimmer, Bernhard Meyer, Stephanie E Combs
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term outcome after high-precision radiotherapy (RT) of meningioma patients in terms of survival and side effects. METHODS: We analyzed 275 meningioma cases: 147 low-grade and 43 high-grade meningiomas (WHO II: n = 40, III: n = 3). In all, 85 patients had no pathologically confirmed histology but were determined as low-grade based on multimodal imaging. Surgery was performed in 183 cases. RT was delivered as either radiosurgery (RS, n = 16), fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT, n = 241), or intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT, n = 18)...
June 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619290/sparing-dysphagia-aspiration-related-structures-using-novel-hybrid-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
#16
Sitaraman BalajiSubramanian, Karunakaran Balaji, Moorthi Thirunavukarasu, Sumana Premkumar
PURPOSE: Studies using split field IMRT to spare dysphagia/aspiration related structures (DARS) have raised concern regarding dose uncertainty at matchline. This study explores the utility of hybrid VMAT in sparing the DARS and assesses matchline dose uncertainty in postoperative oral cavity cancer patients and compares it with VMAT. METHODS & MATERIALS: Ten postoperative oral cavity cancer patients were planned with h-VMAT and VMAT using the same planning CT dataset...
June 12, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616822/a%C3%A2-comparison-of-swallowing-dysfunction-after-three-dimensional-conformal-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-by-the-italian-head-and-neck-radiotherapy-study-group
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Stefano Ursino, Elisa D'Angelo, Rosario Mazzola, Anna Merlotti, Riccardo Morganti, Agostino Cristaudo, Fabiola Paiar, Daniela Musio, Daniela Alterio, Almalina Bacigalupo, Elvio Grazioso Russi, Frank Lohr
PURPOSE: Dysphagia is one of the most important treatment-related side effects in head and neck cancer (HNC), as it can lead to severe life-threating complications such as aspiration pneumonia and malnutrition. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) could reduce swallowing dysfunction by producing a concave dose distribution and reducing doses to the swallowing-related organs at risk (SWOARs). The aim of this study was to review the current literature in order to compare swallowing outcomes between IMRT and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT)...
June 14, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612199/mri-guided-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-initial-clinical-experience
#18
A M Chen, S Hsu, J Lamb, Y Yang, N Agazaryan, M L Steinberg, D A Low, M Cao
PURPOSE: To report a single-institutional experience with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiotherapy for cancers of the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between October 2014 and October 2016, 18 patients with newly diagnosed cancers of the head and neck were prospectively enrolled on an institutional registry trial investigating the feasibility and efficacy of external-beam radiotherapy delivered using on-board MRI. All patients had biopsy-proven evidence of malignancy, measurable disease, and the ability to provide consent...
June 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608925/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-mandible-in-patients-with-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
#19
Francesca Caparrotti, Shao Hui Huang, Lin Lu, Scott V Bratman, Jolie Ringash, Andrew Bayley, John Cho, Meredith Giuliani, John Kim, John Waldron, Aaron Hansen, Li Tong, Wei Xu, Brian O'Sullivan, Robert Wood, David Goldstein, Andrew Hope
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible is a late toxicity affecting patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck malignancies. To the authors' knowledge, ORN has no standardized grading system and its reporting is based on retrospective findings in heterogeneous patient populations. The rate of ORN in the era of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) still is unknown. METHODS: The authors report the incidence of ORN from prospectively collected data regarding 1196 patients who were diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx and treated with curative-intent IMRT, with or without concomitant systemic treatment, from January 2005 to December 2014...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603425/pretreatment-combination-of-platelet-counts-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-survival-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-patients-receiving-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
#20
Yu-Hsuan Lin, Kuo-Ping Chang, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Ting-Shou Chang
BACKGROUND: Increased cancer-related inflammation has been associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes. The combination of platelet count and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (COP-NLR) has related outcomes in several cancers, except for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). This study evaluated the prognostic value of COP-NLR in predicting outcome in NPC patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the data collected from 232 NPC patients...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
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