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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650846/dosimetric-verification-in-water-of-a-monte-carlo-treatment-planning-tool-for-proton-helium-carbon-and-oxygen-ion-beams-at-the-heidelberg-ion-beam-therapy-center
#1
Thomas Tessonnier, Till Tobias Boehlen, Francesco Cerutti, Alfredo Ferrari, Paola Roberta Sala, Stephan Brons, Thomas Haberer, Juergen Debus, Katia Parodi, Andrea Mairani
The introduction of "new" ion species in particle therapy needs to be supported by a thorough assessment of their dosimetric properties and by treatment planning comparisons with clinically used proton and carbon ion beams. In addition to the latter two ions, helium and oxygen ion beams are foreseen at the Heidelberg Ion beam Therapy (HIT) center as potential assets for improving clinical outcomes in the near future. We present in this study a dosimetric validation of a FLUKA-based Monte Carlo Treatment Planning tool (MCTP) for protons, helium, carbon and oxygen ions for spread-out Bragg peaks...
June 26, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635614/advanced-treatment-planning-using-direct-4d-optimisation-for-pencil-beam-scanned-particle-therapy
#2
Kinga Bernatowicz, Ye Zhang, Rosalind Lucy Perrin, Damien Charles Weber, Antony John Lomax
We report on development of a new four-dimensional (4D) optimisation approach for scanned proton beams, which incorporates both irregular motion patterns and the delivery dynamics of the treatment machine into the plan optimiser. Furthermore, we assess the effectiveness of this technique to reduce dose to critical structures in proximity to moving targets, while maintaining effective target dose homogeneity and coverage. The proposed approach has been tested using both a simulated phantom and a clinical liver cancer case, and allows for realistic 4D calculations and optimisation using irregular breathing patterns extracted from e...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619756/alpha-particle-enhanced-blood-brain-tumor-barrier-permeabilization-in-glioblastomas-using-integrin-alpha-v-beta-3-targeted-liposomes
#3
Anirudh Sattiraju, Xiaobing Xiong, Darpan N Pandya, Thaddeus J Wadas, Ang Xuan, Yao Sun, Youngkyoo Jung, Kiran Kumar Solingapuram Sai, Jay F Dorsey, King C Li, Akiva Mintz
<span style="font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 200%; color: windowtext;">Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary malignant astrocytoma characterized by extensive invasion, angiogenesis, hypoxia and micrometastasis. Despite the relatively leaky nature of GBM blood vessels, effective delivery of anti-tumor therapeutics has been a major challenge due to the complications caused by the blood brain barrier (BBB) and the highly torturous nature of newly formed tumor vasculature (blood tumor barrier-BTB)...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599495/investigation-of-the-relative-biological-effectiveness-and-uniform-isobiological-killing-effects-of-irradiation-with-a-clinical-carbon-sobp-beam-on-dna-repair-deficient-cho-cells
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Shigeaki Sunada, Ian M Cartwright, Hirokazu Hirakawa, Akira Fujimori, Mitsuru Uesaka, Takamitsu A Kato
Spread-out Bragg peak (SOBP) C ions have been used clinically in charged particle radiation therapy for years. An SOBP beam consists of various monoenergetic Bragg peaks; however, the biological effect of irradiation with an SOBP beam track has not been well-studied. In order to determine the clinically prospective molecular targets, radiosensitivity to the beam track in DNA repair deficient cell lines was investigated. A total of four distinct Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell lines, including CHO10B2 (wild-type), V3 (protein kinase DNA-activated catalytic polypeptide deficient), 51D1 (RAD51 paralog D deficient) and PADR9 [poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) deficient], were irradiated with gamma-rays, C ions (290 MeV/n) and Fe ions (500 MeV/n), in order to compare cellular lethality...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592116/radionuclides-in-radiation-induced-bystander-effect-may-it-share-in-radionuclide-therapy
#5
M Widel
For many years in radiobiology and radiotherapy predominated the conviction that cellular DNA is the main target for ionizing radiation, however, the view has changed in the past 20 years. Nowadays, it is assumed that not only directed (targeted) radiation effect, but also an indirect (non-targeted) effect may contribute to the result of radiation treatment. Non-targeted effect is relatively well recognized after external beam irradiation in vitro and in vivo, and comprises such phenomena like radiation-induced bystander effect (RIBE), genomic instability, adaptive response and abscopal (out of field) effect...
June 8, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591006/assessment-of-functional-liver-reserve-old-and-new-in-99mtc-sulfur-colloid-scintigraphy
#6
Manuela M Matesan, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Robert S Miyaoka, James W Velez, Michele F Wanner, Matthew J Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Hubert J Vesselle
PURPOSE: A semiquantitative assessment of hepatic reticuloendothelial system function using colloidal particles scintigraphy has been proposed previously as a surrogate for liver function evaluation. In this article, we present an updated method for the overall assessment of technetium-99m (Tc)-sulfur colloid (SC) biodistribution that combines information from planar and attenuation-corrected Tc-SC single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The imaging protocol described here was developed as an easy-to-implement method to assess overall and regional liver function changes associated with chronic liver disease...
June 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586136/benchmarking-geant4-hadronic-models-for-prompt-%C3%AE-monitoring-in-carbon-ion-therapy
#7
Marie Vanstalle, Christian Finck, Ilaria Mattei, Alessio Sarti, Erika De Lucia, Luca Piersanti, Fabio Bellini, Francesco Collamati, Riccardo Faccini, Fernando Ferroni, Vincenzo Patera, Adalberto Sciubba, Giacomo Traini, Cecilia Voena, Fabiano Bini, Marco Durante, Marta Rovitus, Christoph Schuy, Salvatore Fiore, Michela Marafini, Chiara La Tessa
PURPOSE: The real-time monitoring of the spread-out Bragg peak would allow the planned dose delivered during treatment to be directly verified, but this poses a major challenge in modern ion beam therapy. A possible method to achieve this goal is to exploit the production of secondary particles by the nuclear reactions of the beam with the patient and correlate their emission profile to the planned target volume position. In this study, we present both the production rate and energy spectra of the prompt-γ produced by the interactions of the (12) C ion beam with a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) target...
June 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581404/treatment-related-toxicity-in-patients-with-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-coexisting-interstitial-lung-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hanbo Chen, Suresh Senan, Esther J Nossent, R Gabriel Boldt, Andrew Warner, David A Palma, Alexander V Louie
PURPOSE: Definitive treatment for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (ES-NSCLC) is usually well tolerated. Patients with ES-NSCLC and coexisting interstitial lung disease (ILD) are at increased risk of severe treatment-related toxicity after definitive therapy. The main objective of this systematic review is to provide a pooled estimation of treatment-related mortality and ILD-specific toxicity in this population of patients and to identify trends for further study. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The MEDLINE and Embase databases were queried from respective dates of inception to January 2016...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557800/lateral-variations-of-radiobiological-properties-of-therapeutic-fields-of-sup-1-sup-h-sup-4-sup-he-sup-12-sup-c-and-sup-16-sup-o-ions-studied-with-geant4-and-microdosimetric-kinetic-model
#9
Sophie Dewey, Lucas Burigo, Igor A Pshenichnov, Igor Mishustin, Marcus Bleicher
As known, in cancer therapy with ion beams the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of ions changes in the course of their propagation in tissues. Such changes are caused not only by increasing the linear energy transfer (LET) of beam particles with the penetration depth towards the Bragg peak, but also by nuclear reactions induced by beam nuclei leading to the production of various secondary particles. Although the changes of RBE along the beam axis have been studied quite well, much less attention has been paid to the evolution of RBE in the transverse direction, perpendicular to the beam axis...
May 30, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554507/track-structure-model-of-microscopic-energy-deposition-by-protons-and-heavy-ions-in-segments-of-neuronal-cell-dendrites-represented-by-cylinders-or-spheres
#10
Murat Alp, Francis A Cucinotta
Changes to cognition, including memory, following radiation exposure are a concern for cosmic ray exposures to astronauts and in Hadron therapy with proton and heavy ion beams. The purpose of the present work is to develop computational methods to evaluate microscopic energy deposition (ED) in volumes representative of neuron cell structures, including segments of dendrites and spines, using a stochastic track structure model. A challenge for biophysical models of neuronal damage is the large sizes (> 100µm) and variability in volumes of possible dendritic segments and pre-synaptic elements (spines and filopodia)...
May 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547820/future-of-medical-physics-real-time-mri-guided-proton-therapy
#11
Bradley M Oborn, Stephen Dowdell, Peter E Metcalfe, Stuart Crozier, Radhe Mohan, Paul J Keall
With the recent clinical implementation of real-time MRI guided x-ray beam therapy (MRXT), attention is therapy (MRPT). MRI guidance for proton beam therapy is expected to offer a compelling improvement to the turning to the concept of combining real-time MRI guidance with proton beam therapy; MRI guided proton beam current treatment workflow which is warranted arguably more than for x-ray beam therapy. This argument is born out of the fact that proton therapy toxicity outcomes are similar to that of the most advanced IMRT treatments, despite being a fundamentally superior particle for cancer treatment...
May 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545956/comparison-of-particle-beam-therapy-and-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-hypothesis-generating-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alexander Chi, Haiquan Chen, Sijin Wen, Haijuan Yan, Zhongxing Liao
PURPOSE: To assess hypo-fractionated particle beam therapy (PBT)'s efficacy relative to that of photon stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for early stage (ES) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Eligible studies were identified through extensive searches of the PubMed, Medline, Google-scholar, and Cochrane library databases from 2000 to 2016. Original English publications of ES NSCLC were included. A meta-analysis was performed to compare the survival outcome, toxicity profile, and patterns of failure following each treatment...
May 22, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488167/a-generic-label-free-microfluidic-microobject-sorter-using-a-magnetic-elastic-diverter
#13
Jiachen Zhang, Onaizah Onaizah, Amir Sadri, Eric Diller
Cell sorters play important roles in biological and medical applications, such as cellular behavior study and disease diagnosis and therapy. This work presents a label-free microfluidic sorter that has a downstream-pointing magnetic elastic diverter. Different with most existing magnetic sorters, the proposed device does not require the target microobjects to be intrinsically magnetic or coated with magnetic particles, giving users more flexibility in sorting criteria. The diverter is wirelessly deformed by an applied magnetic field, and its deformation induces a fluid vortex that sorts incoming microobjects, e...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444840/topas-simulation-of-the-mevion-s250-compact-proton-therapy-unit
#14
Michael Prusator, Salahuddin Ahmad, Yong Chen
As proton therapy becomes increasingly popular, so does the need for Monte Carlo simulation studies involving accurate beam line modeling of proton treatment units. In this study, the 24 beam configurations of the Mevion S250 proton therapy system installed recently at our institution were modeled using the TOolkit for PArticle Simulation (TOPAS) code. Pristine Bragg peak, spread out Bragg peak (SOBP), and lateral beam profile dose distributions were simulated and matched to the measurements taken during commissioning of the unit...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427153/comparison-between-proton-boron-fusion-therapy-pbft-and-boron-neutron-capture-therapy-bnct-a-monte-carlo-study
#15
Joo-Young Jung, Do-Kun Yoon, Brendan Barraclough, Heui Chang Lee, Tae Suk Suh, Bo Lu
The aim of this study is to compare between proton boron fusion therapy (PBFT) and boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) and to analyze dose escalation using a Monte Carlo simulation. We simulated a proton beam passing through the water with a boron uptake region (BUR) in MCNPX. To estimate the interaction between neutrons/protons and borons by the alpha particle, the simulation yielded with a variation of the center of the BUR location and proton energies. The variation and influence about the alpha particle were observed from the percent depth dose (PDD) and cross-plane dose profile of both the neutron and proton beams...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419319/influence-of-concentration-nanoparticle-size-beam-energy-and-material-on-dose-enhancement-in-radiation-therapy
#16
Chulhwan Hwang, Ja Mee Kim, JungHoon Kim
The purpose of this study was to analyse the effects of the type, concentration, and nanoparticle diameter of dose enhancement materials on the dose enhancement of low- and high-energy megavoltage (MV) X-rays acquired from a medical linear accelerator using Monte Carlo simulation. Monte Carlo simulation was performed with the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport (MCNPX) code, using the energy spectrum of the linear accelerator and a mathematical Snyder head phantom. A 5-cm-diameter virtual tumour was defined in the centre of the phantom...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417903/an-assessment-of-the-potential-use-of-bnnts-for-boron-neutron-capture-therapy
#17
Tiago H Ferreira, Marcelo C Miranda, Zildete Rocha, Alexandre S Leal, Dawidson A Gomes, Edesia M B Sousa
Currently, nanostructured compounds have been standing out for their optical, mechanical, and chemical features and for the possibilities of manipulation and regulation of complex biological processes. One of these compounds is boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs), which are a nanostructured material analog to carbon nanotubes, but formed of nitrogen and boron atoms. BNNTs present high thermal stability along with high chemical inertia. Among biological applications, its biocompatibility, cellular uptake, and functionalization potential can be highlighted, in addition to its eased utilization due to its nanometric size and tumor cell internalization...
April 12, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370020/development-of-the-open-source-dose-calculation-and-optimization-toolkit-matrad
#18
Hans-Peter Wieser, Eduardo Cisternas, Niklas Wahl, Silke Ulrich, Alexander Stadler, Henning Mescher, Lucas-Raphael Müller, Thomas Klinge, Hubert Gabrys, Lucas Burigo, Andrea Mairani, Swantje Ecker, Benjamin Ackermann, Malte Ellerbrock, Katia Parodi, Oliver Jäkel, Mark Bangert
PURPOSE: We report on the development of the open-source cross-platform radiation treatment planning toolkit matRad and its comparison against validated treatment planning systems. The toolkit enables three-dimensional intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment planning for photons, scanned protons and scanned carbon ions. METHODS: matRad is entirely written in Matlab and is freely available online. It re-implements well-established algorithms employing a modular and sequential software design to model the entire treatment planning workflow...
April 1, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350543/mondo-a-neutron-tracker-for-particle-therapy-secondary-emission-characterisation
#19
M Marafini, L Gasparini, R Mirabelli, D Pinci, V Patera, A Sciubba, E Spiriti, D Stoppa, G Traini, A Sarti
Tumour control is performed in particle therapy using particles and ions, whose high irradiation precision enhances the effectiveness of the treatment, while sparing the healthy tissue surrounding the target volume. Dose range monitoring devices using photons and charged particles produced by the beam interacting with the patient's body have already been proposed, but no attempt has been made yet to exploit the detection of the abundant neutron component. Since neutrons can release a significant dose far away from the tumour region, precise measurements of their flux, production energy and angle distributions are eagerly sought in order to improve the treatment planning system (TPS) software...
April 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341297/geant4-models-for-the-secondary-radiation-flux-in-the-collimation-system-of-a-300mev-proton-microbeam
#20
Yanxin Dou, David N Jamieson, Jianli Liu, Anlong Li, Liyi Li
In Harbin, we are developing a 300MeV proton microbeam for many applications in space science including upset studies in microelectronic devices, radiation hardness of materials for satellites and radiation effects in human tissues. There are also applications of this facility proposed for proton therapy. The microbeam system will employ a purpose-built proton synchrotron to provide the beam. However there are many challenges to be addressed in the design, construction and operation of this facility. Here we address two important design aspects for which we apply GEANT4 modeling...
December 2016: Physica Medica: PM
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