Read by QxMD icon Read

Contouring radiotherapy

P Sargos, T Charleux, R L Haas, A Michot, C Llacer, L Moureau-Zabotto, G Vogin, C Le Péchoux, C Verry, A Ducassou, M Delannes, A Mervoyer, N Wiazzane, J Thariat, M P Sunyach, M Benchalal, J D Laredo, M Kind, P Gillon, G Kantor
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate, during a national workshop, the inter-observer variability in target volume delineation for primary extremity soft tissue sarcoma radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Six expert sarcoma radiation oncologists (members of French Sarcoma Group) received two extremity soft tissue sarcoma radiation therapy cases 1: one preoperative and one postoperative. They were distributed with instructions for contouring gross tumour volume or reconstructed gross tumour volume, clinical target volume and to propose a planning target volume...
March 12, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Yoshikazu Maeda, Yoshitaka Sato, Hiroki Minami, Yutaka Yasukawa, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Hiroyasu Tamamura, Satoshi Shibata, Sayuri Bou, Makoto Sasaki, Yuji Tameshige, Kyo Kume, Hiroshi Ooto, Shigeru Kasahara, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yusuke Saga, Akira Omoya, Makoto Saitou
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of CT image-guided proton radiotherapy for prostate cancer by analyzing the positioning uncertainty and assessing daily dose change due to anatomical variations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with prostate cancer were treated by opposed lateral proton beams based on a passive scattering method using an in-room CT image-guided system. The system employs a single couch for both CT scanning and beam delivery. The patient was positioned by matching the boundary between the prostate and the rectum's anterior region identified in the CT images to the corresponding boundary in the simulator images after bone matching...
March 12, 2018: Medical Physics
John P Sheppard, Carlito Lagman, Giyarpuram N Prashant, Yasmine Alkhalid, Thien Nguyen, Courtney Duong, Methma Udawatta, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Stephen E Tenn, Orin Bloch, Isaac Yang
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively compare ideal radiosurgical target volumes defined by a manual method (surgeon) to those determined by Adaptive Hybrid Surgery (AHS) operative planning software in 7 vestibular schwannoma (VS) cases. METHODS: Four attending surgeons (3 neurosurgeons and 1 ear, nose, and throat surgeon) manually contoured planned residual tumors volumes for 7 consecutive VS patients. Next, the AHS software determined the ideal radiosurgical target volumes based on a specified radiotherapy plan...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Andrew H Zureick, Casey L Evans, Andrzej Niemierko, Julie A Grieco, Alexandra J Nichols, Barbara C Fullerton, Clayton B Hess, Claire P Goebel, Sara L Gallotto, Elizabeth A Weyman, Dillon E Gaudet, Jessica A Nartowicz, David H Ebb, Robin M Jones, Shannon M MacDonald, Nancy J Tarbell, Torunn I Yock, Margaret B Pulsifer
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy (RT) in the pediatric brain tumor population causes late neurocognitive effects. In the current study, the authors investigated associations between clinical and dosimetric risk factors and memory outcomes in a cohort of patients treated with proton radiotherapy (PRT). METHODS: A total of 70 patients (median age at PRT, 12.1 years [range, 5.0-22.5 years]) who were treated with PRT were identified with baseline and follow-up evaluations of visual and verbal memory (Children's Memory Scale and the third edition of the Wechsler Memory Scale)...
March 2, 2018: Cancer
Haibin Chen, Zichun Zhong, Yiwei Yang, Jiawei Chen, Linghong Zhou, Xin Zhen, Xuejun Gu
The aim of this study is to develop an internal-external correlation model for internal motion estimation for lung cancer radiotherapy. Deformation vector fields that characterize the internal-external motion are obtained by respectively registering the internal organ meshes and external surface meshes from the 4DCT images via a recently developed local topology preserved non-rigid point matching algorithm. A composite matrix is constructed by combing the estimated internal phasic DVFs with external phasic and directional DVFs...
February 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
Todd R McNutt, Michael Bowers, Sierra Cheng, Peijin Han, Xuan Hui, Joseph Moore, Scott Robertson, Charles Mayo, Ranh Voong, Harry Quon
The capture of high quality treatment and outcomes data is necessary in order to learn from our clinical experiences with big data analytics. In radiotherapy, there are several practical challenges to overcome. Practical aspects of data collection are discussed pointing to a need for a culture change in clinical practice to one that captures structured patient related data in routine care in a prospective manner. Radiation dosimetry and the contoured anatomy must also be captured routinely to represent the best estimate of delivered radiation...
February 15, 2018: Medical Physics
Marco Virgolin, Irma W E M van Dij, Jan Wiersma, Cécile M Ronckers, Cees Witteveen, Arjan Bel, Tanja Alderliesten, Peter A N Bosman
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to establish the first step towards a novel and highly individualized 3D dose distribution reconstruction method, based on CT scans and organ delineations of recently treated patients. Specifically, the feasibility of automatically selecting the CT scan of a recently treated childhood cancer patient who is similar to a given historically treated child who suffered from Wilms' tumor is assessed. METHODS: A cohort of 37 recently treated children between 2 and 6 years old is considered...
February 12, 2018: Medical Physics
Ying Tong, Yong Yin, Jie Lu, Tonghai Liu, Jinhu Chen, Pinjing Cheng, Guanzhong Gong
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to quantify variations in the heart, pericardium, and left ventricular myocardium (LVM) caused by cardiac movement using the breath-hold technique. Patients and methods: In this study, the electrocardiography-gated four-dimensional computed tomography (CT) images of 22 patients were analyzed, which were sorted into 20 phases (0-95%) according to the cardiac cycle. The heart, pericardium, and LVM were contoured on each phase of the CT images...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Elisa Scalco, Tiziana Rancati, Ileana Pirovano, Alfonso Mastropietro, Federica Palorini, Alessandro Cicchetti, Antonella Messina, Barbara Avuzzi, Riccardo Valdagni, Giovanna Rizzo
PURPOSE: To investigate the potential of texture analysis applied on T2-w and post contrast T1-w images acquired before radiotherapy for prostate cancer (PCa) and 12 months after its completion in quantitatively characterizing local radiation effect on the muscular component of internal obturators, as organs potentially involved in urinary toxicity. METHODS: T2-w and post contrast T1-w MR images were acquired at 1.5T before treatment (MRI1) and at 12 months of follow-up (MRI2) in 13 patients treated with radiotherapy for PCa...
February 7, 2018: Medical Physics
Lilie Wang, Anthony J Cmelak, George X Ding
Radiation dermatitis during radiotherapy is correlated with skin dose and is a common clinical problem for head and neck and thoracic cancer patients. Therefore, accurate prediction of skin dose during treatment planning is clinically important. The objective of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of skin dose calculated by a commercial treatment planning system (TPS). We evaluated the accuracy of skin dose calculations by the anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) implemented in Varian Eclipse (V.11) system...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
M Aghili, M Barzegartahamtan, A Alikhassi, R Mohammadpour
PURPOSE: Historically, electron boost dose mainly was delivered by a direct field in adjuvant radiotherapy of breast cancer. In this prospective study, we investigated direct electron field, in terms of optimal coverage of tumour bed volume following localization using ultrasound and surgical clips. MATERIAL AND METHODS: First, for all 24 patients, a breast sonographer drew perimeter of tumour bed on the breast skin. Then an electron boost field was outlined on the demarcated territory, and a lead wire marker compatible with CT scan was placed on the field borders by a 2cm margin...
February 2, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Evgenia Nigay, Heath Bonsall, Beverly Meyer, Ashley Hunzeker, Nishele Lenards
The purpose of this case study is to develop a method to account for the difference in the daily volumes in the bladder, rectum, and targets in prostate radiotherapy and to compare the predicted dose to the actual dose to these organs. Five patients, both prospectively and retrospectively, were selected from 2 different cancer centers, with a biopsy-confirmed diagnosis of prostate cancer. The patients' planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OAR) were contoured on the computed tomography (CT) dataset using either Eclipse or Monaco treatment planning systems (TPSs)...
February 1, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Slade J Klawikowski, An Tai, Ozgur Ates, Ergun Ahunbay, X Allen Li
PURPOSE: Four-dimensional volumetric modulated arc therapy (4D VMAT) and four-dimensional intensity modulated radiotherapy (4D IMRT) are developing radiation therapy treatment strategies designed to maximize dose conformality, minimize normal tissue dose, and deliver the treatment as efficiently as possible. The patient's entire breathing cycle is captured through 4D imaging modalities and then separated into individual breathing phases for planning purposes. Optimizing multi-phase VMAT and IMRT plans is computationally demanding and currently impractical for clinical application...
February 2, 2018: Medical Physics
Corrinne J Brooks, Laurence Bernier, Vibeke N Hansen, Diana M Tait
OBJECTIVE: Literature regarding image-guidance and interfractional motion of the anal canal (AC) during anal cancer radiotherapy is sparse. This study investigates interfractional AC motion during anal cancer radiotherapy. METHODS: Bone matched cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images were acquired for 20 patients receiving anal cancer radiotherapy allowing population systematic and random error calculations. 12 were selected to investigate interfractional AC motion...
February 2, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Hsin-Ti Lai, Pao-Jen Kuo, Chih-Hau Chang, Chung-Sheng Lai, Sin-Daw Lin, Yur-Ren Kuo
BACKGROUND: Bulky appearance after free flap reconstruction in patients with head and neck cancer is common and requires revision to achieve improved final outcomes. Although different delayed debulking methods have been reported, the procedure can be technically difficult in patients with severe scaring after adjuvant radiotherapy. The present study proposes a combined method of liposuction and arthroscopic shaving for delayed contouring of free flaps in head and neck reconstruction...
February 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Takuya Nishitani, Kiyotomo Matsugi, Tetsuya Kitano, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Masakazu Kaneko, Shigeki Yamada
In radiotherapy planning, CT images are widely used to delineate the gross tumor volume (GTV) and the organs at risks (OARs), which allows for the calculation of the dose distribution to each structure. The delineated contours of the GTV and OARs may become inaccurate, and subsequently result in the inaccurate derivation of the dose distribution, if there are metal artifacts present in the CT image. The metal artifact reduction technique, single energy metal artifact reduction (SEMAR), installed on the CT system (Aquilion ONETM Vision Edition, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation) could potentially reduce metal artifacts...
2018: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
Pooja Khullar, Charu Garg, Sujit Nath Sinha, Inderjit Kaur, Niloy Ranjan Datta
An in silico dosimetric evaluation of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) vs 3-dimensional conventional radiation therapy (3D-CRT) treatment plans in postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) to the chest wall and regional lymphatics was conducted. Twenty-five consecutive patients with breast cancer referred for locoregional PMRT, stages T2-4 with N1-3, were planned to receive 50 Gy in 25 fractions with IMRT. Additionally, a 3D-CRT plan was generated using identical contours for the clinical target volumes (CTV), planning target volumes (PTV), and organs at risk (OAR)...
January 15, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
Matthew Mallory, Damodar Pokhrel, Rajeev Badkul, Hongyu Jiang, Christopher Lominska, Fen Wang
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the plan quality, treatment efficiency, and accuracy of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for thoracic spine metastases using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). MATERIALS/METHODS: Seven patients with thoracic vertebral metastases treated with noncoplanar hybrid arcs (NCHA) (1 to 2 3D-conformal partial arcs +7 to 9 IMRT beams) were re-optimized with VMAT plans using three coplanar arcs. Tumors were located between T2 and T7 and PTVs ranged between 24...
March 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Nicolas Meillan, Jean-Emmanuel Bibault, Julien Vautier, Caroline Daveau-Bergerault, Sarah Kreps, Hélène Tournat, Catherine Durdux, Philippe Giraud
INTRODUCTION: Stereotactic hypofractionated radiotherapy is an effective treatment for brain metastases in oligometastatic patients. Its planning is however time-consuming because of the number of organs at risk to be manually segmented. This study evaluates 2 automated segmentation commercial software. METHODS: Patients were scanned in the treatment position. The computed tomography scan was registered on a magnetic resonance imaging and volumes were manually segmented by a clinician...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
Christina Hunter Chapman, Daniel Polan, Karen Vineberg, Shruti Jolly, Katherine E Maturen, Kristy K Brock, Joann I Prisciandaro
PURPOSE: To study the dosimetric impact of deformable image registration-based contour propagation on MRI-based cervical cancer brachytherapy planning. METHODS AND MATERIALS: High-risk clinical target volume (HRCTV) and organ-at-risk (OAR) contours were delineated on MR images of 10 patients who underwent ring and tandem brachytherapy. A second set of contours were propagated using a commercially available deformable registration algorithm. "Manual-contour" and "propagated-contour" plans were optimized to achieve a maximum dose to the most minimally exposed 90% of the volume (D90) (%) of 6 Gy/fraction, respecting minimum dose to the most exposed 2cc of the volume (D2cc) OAR constraints of 5...
January 10, 2018: Brachytherapy
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"