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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141663/quality-assurance-of-the-scope-1-trial-in-oesophageal-radiotherapy
#1
Lucy Wills, Rhydian Maggs, Geraint Lewis, Gareth Jones, Lisette Nixon, John Staffurth, Tom Crosby
BACKGROUND: SCOPE 1 was the first UK based multi-centre trial involving radiotherapy of the oesophagus. A comprehensive radiotherapy trials quality assurance programme was launched with two main aims: 1. To assist centres, where needed, to adapt their radiotherapy techniques in order to achieve protocol compliance and thereby enable their participation in the trial. 2. To support the trial's clinical outcomes by ensuring the consistent planning and delivery of radiotherapy across all participating centres...
November 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133278/imaging-for-the-detection-of-locoregional-recurrences-in-biochemical-progression-after-radical-prostatectomy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kristina Sandgren, Philippe Westerlinck, Joakim H Jonsson, Lennart Blomqvist, Camilla Thellenberg Karlsson, Tufve Nyholm, Piet Dirix
CONTEXT: Local and regional recurrence after radical prostatectomy (RP) can be treated using salvage radiotherapy (SRT). If the recurrence can be delineated on diagnostic imaging, this could allow for increasingly individualized SRT. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed at evaluating the evidence regarding the usefulness of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying local and regional recurrences, with the aim to further individualize the SRT treatment...
November 10, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132644/delineating-sites-of-failure-following-post-prostatectomy-radiation-treatment-using-68-ga-psma-pet
#3
Keelan Byrne, Thomas Eade, Andrew Kneebone, Linxin Guo, Ed Hsiao, Geoff Schembri, Carolyn Kwong, Julia Hunter, Louise Emmett, George Hruby
PURPOSE: To identify sites of failure with (68)Ga-PSMA-PET (PSMA-PET) imaging in patients who have Biochemical Failure (BF) following post-prostatectomy radiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between June 2006 and January 2016, 409 men received post prostatectomy intensity modulated radiation treatment (IMRT) with protocolised planning. 310 patients received radiation treatment (RT) to the Prostate Fossa (PF) alone and 99 patients received RT to PF and pelvic lymphatics (PF + LN) usually in combination with androgen deprivation (AD) therapy...
November 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123013/-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-mapping-of-prostate-cancer-biochemical-recurrence-following-radical-prostatectomy-in-270-patients-with-psa-1-0ng-ml-impact-on-salvage-radiotherapy-planning
#4
Jérémie Calais, Johannes Czernin, Minsong Cao, Amar U Kishan, John V Hegde, Narek Shaverdian, Kiri A Sandler, Fang-I Chu, Chris R King, Michael L Steinberg, Isabel Rausher, Nina-Sophie Schmidt-Hegemann, Thorsten Poeppel, Philipp Hetkamp, Francesco Ceci, Ken Herrmann, Wolfgang P Fendler, Matthias Eiber, Nicholas G Nickols
Background: Target volume delineations for prostate cancer (PCa) salvage radiotherapy (SRT) after radical prostatectomy are usually drawn in the absence of visibly recurrent disease. Gallium-68 Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography ((68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT) detects recurrent PCa with sensitivity superior to standard of care imaging at serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) values low enough to impact target volume delineations for routine SRT. OBJECTIVE: To i) map the recurrence pattern of PCa early biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy with (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT in patients with serum PSA levels <1 ng/ml, ii) determine how often consensus clinical target volumes (CTV) based on the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) guidelines cover (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT-defined disease, and iii) assess the potential impact of (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT on SRT...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118988/atypical-manifestation-of-parathyroid-carcinoma-with-late-onset-distant-metastases
#5
Marina Tsoli, Anna Angelousi, Dimitra Rontogianni, Constantine Stratakis, Gregory Kaltsas
Parathyroid carcinoma is an extremely rare endocrine malignancy that accounts for less than 1% of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism. We report a 44-year-old woman who presented with fatigue and diffuse bone pain. Laboratory findings revealed highly elevated serum calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and a 4.5 × 3 × 2.5 cm cystic lesion in the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe that was shown histologically to be a parathyroid carcinoma. Ten years later, the patient developed brain and pulmonary metastases and recurrence of PTH-related hypercalcemia...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100548/an-investigation-into-the-range-dependence-of-target-delineation-strategies-for-stereotactic-lung-radiotherapy
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Dennis J Mohatt, John M Keim, Mathew C Greene, Ami Patel-Yadav, Jorge A Gomez, Harish K Malhotra
BACKGROUND: The "gold standard" approach for defining an internal target volume (ITV) is using 10 gross tumor volume (GTV) phases delineated over the course of one respiratory cycle. However, different sites have adopted several alternative techniques which compress all temporal information into one CT image set to optimize work flow efficiency. The purpose of this study is to evaluate alternative target segmentation strategies with respect to the 10 phase gold standard. METHODS: A Quasar respiratory motion phantom was employed to simulate lung tumor movement...
November 3, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099727/supplemental-computational-phantoms-to-estimate-out-of-field-absorbed-dose-in-photon-radiotherapy
#7
Kyle Joseph Gallagher, Jaad Tannous, Racile Nabha, Joelle Ann Feghali, Zeina Ayoub, Wassim T Jalbout, Bassem Youssef, Phillip J Taddei
The purpose of this study was to develop a straightforward method of supplementing patient anatomy and estimating out-of-field absorbed dose for a cohort of pediatric radiotherapy patients with limited recorded anatomy. A cohort of nine children, aged 2 to 14 years, who received three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for low grade localized brain tumors (LBTs), were randomly selected for this study. The extents of these patients' computed tomography simulation image sets were cranial only. To approximate their missing anatomy, we supplemented the LBT patients' image sets with computed tomography images of patients in a previous study with larger extents of matched sex, height, and mass and for whom contours of organs at risk for radiogenic cancer had already been delineated...
November 3, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082656/visualization-of-4d-multimodal-imaging-data-and-its-applications-in-radiotherapy-planning
#8
Matthias Schlachter, Tobias Fechter, Sonja Adebahr, Tanja Schimek-Jasch, Ursula Nestle, Katja Bühler
PURPOSE: To explore the benefit of using 4D multimodal visualization and interaction techniques for defined radiotherapy planning tasks over a treatment planning system used in clinical routine (C-TPS) without dedicated 4D visualization. METHODS: We developed a 4D visualization system (4D-VS) with dedicated rendering and fusion of 4D multimodal imaging data based on a list of requirements developed in collaboration with radiation oncologists. We conducted a user evaluation in which the benefits of our approach were evaluated in comparison to C-TPS for three specific tasks: assessment of internal target volume (ITV) delineation, classification of tumor location in peripheral or central, and assessment of dose distribution...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051038/image-guided-radiation-therapy-strategies-for-pelvic-lymph-node-irradiation-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-motion-and-margins
#9
Lucy Kershaw, Laila van Zadelhoff, Wilma Heemsbergen, Floris Pos, Marcel van Herk
PURPOSE: To quantify the relative motion of the pelvic lymph nodes (LNs), seminal vesicles (SV) and prostate and define indicative margins for image-guided radiotherapy based on bony anatomy or prostate correction strategies for a 3 or 6 degrees-of-freedom couch. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Nineteen patients had a planning computed tomography (CT) scan followed by a mean of 11 repeated CT scans during radiation therapy. The prostate, SV, and external and internal iliac LN regions on the left and right were outlined on each CT scan...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050958/metal-artefact-reduction-for-accurate-tumour-delineation-in-radiotherapy
#10
David Gergely Kovacs, Laura A Rechner, Ane L Appelt, Anne K Berthelsen, Junia C Costa, Jeppe Friborg, Gitte F Persson, Jens Peter Bangsgaard, Lena Specht, Marianne C Aznar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Two techniques for metal artefact reduction for computed tomography were studied in order to identify their impact on tumour delineation in radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using specially designed phantoms containing metal implants (dental, spine and hip) as well as patient images, we investigated the impact of two methods for metal artefact reduction on (A) the size and severity of metal artefacts and the accuracy of Hounsfield Unit (HU) representation, (B) the visual impact of metal artefacts on image quality and (C) delineation accuracy...
October 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050954/the-trendy-multi-center-randomized-trial-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-trial-qa-including-automated-treatment-planning-and-benchmark-case-results
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Steven J M Habraken, Abdul Wahab M Sharfo, Jeroen Buijsen, Wilko F A R Verbakel, Cornelis J A Haasbeek, Michel C Öllers, Henrike Westerveld, Niek van Wieringen, Onne Reerink, Enrica Seravalli, Pètra M Braam, Markus Wendling, Thomas Lacornerie, Xavier Mirabel, Reinhilde Weytjens, Lieselotte Depuydt, Stephanie Tanadini-Lang, Oliver Riesterer, Karin Haustermans, Tom Depuydt, Roy S Dwarkasing, François E J A Willemssen, Ben J M Heijmen, Alejandra Méndez Romero
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The TRENDY trial is an international multi-center phase-II study, randomizing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients between transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with a target dose of 48-54 Gy in six fractions. The radiotherapy quality assurance (QA) program, including prospective plan feedback based on automated treatment planning, is described and results are reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Scans of a single patient were used as a benchmark case...
October 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049547/management-of-stage-i-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anal-canal
#12
Christy Y Chai, Hop Tran Cao, Samir Awad, Nader N Massarweh
Importance: The incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal (SCCAC) is increasing. Although standard management of SCCAC includes the use of concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemoradiotherapy), data are lacking on potentially less morbid, alternative management strategies, such as local excision, among patients with node-negative T1 disease. Objectives: To examine the use of local excision among patients with T1 SCCAC and to compare overall survival relative to those who received standard treatment with chemoradiotherapy...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044630/fully-automatic-deformable-registration-of-pre-treatment-mri-ct-for-image-guided-prostate-radiotherapy-planning
#13
Iyas Hamdan, Julien Bert, Catherine Cheze Le Rest, Jean Pierre Tasu, Nicolas Boussion, Antoine Valeri, Guillaume Dardenne, Dimitris Visvikis
PURPOSE: In prostate radiotherapy, dose distribution may be calculated on CT images, while the MRI can be used to enhance soft tissue visualization. Therefore, a registration between MR and CT images could improve the overall treatment planning process, by improving visualization with a demonstrated inter-observer delineation variability when segmenting the prostate, which in turn can lead to a more precise planning. This registration must compensate for prostate deformations caused by changes in size and form between the acquisitions of both modalities...
October 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036692/clinical-utility-of-texture-analysis-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-patients-with-stage-i-lung-cancer-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#14
Kazuya Takeda, Kentaro Takanami, Yuko Shirata, Takaya Yamamoto, Noriyoshi Takahashi, Kengo Ito, Kei Takase, Keiichi Jingu
We evaluated the reproducibility and predictive value of texture parameters and existing parameters of 18F-FDG PET/CT images in Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Twenty-six patients with Stage I NSCLC (T1-2N0M0) were retrospectively analyzed. All of the patients underwent an 18F-FDG PET/CT scan before treatment and were treated with SBRT. Each tumor was delineated using PET Edge (MIM Software Inc., Cleveland, OH), and texture parameters were calculated using open-source code CGITA...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029832/tumour-auto-contouring-on-2d-cine-mri-for-locally-advanced-lung-cancer-a-comparative-study
#15
Martin F Fast, Björn Eiben, Martin J Menten, Andreas Wetscherek, David J Hawkes, Jamie R McClelland, Uwe Oelfke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiotherapy guidance based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently becoming a clinical reality. Fast 2d cine MRI sequences are expected to increase the precision of radiation delivery by facilitating tumour delineation during treatment. This study compares four auto-contouring algorithms for the task of delineating the primary tumour in six locally advanced (LA) lung cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-two cine MRI sequences were acquired using either a balanced steady-state free precession or a spoiled gradient echo imaging technique...
October 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027221/abscopal-immunological-effects-of-radiotherapy-narrowing-the-gap-between-clinical-and-preclinical-experiences
#16
REVIEW
Nikko Brix, Anna Tiefenthaller, Heike Anders, Claus Belka, Kirsten Lauber
Radiotherapy-despite being a local therapy that meanwhile is characterized by an impressively high degree of spatial accuracy-can stimulate systemic phenomena which occasionally lead to regression and rejection of non-irradiated, distant tumor lesions. These abscopal effects of local irradiation have been observed in sporadic clinical case reports since the beginning of the 20th century, and extensive preclinical work has contributed to identify systemic anti-tumor immune responses as the underlying driving forces...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023527/dose-escalated-radiotherapy-for-unresectable-or-locally-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer-dose-volume-analysis-toxicity-and-outcome-of-28-consecutive-patients
#17
Sebastian Zschaeck, Bibiana Blümke, Peter Wust, David Kaul, Marcus Bahra, Hanno Riess, Fritz Klein, Marianne Sinn, Uwe Pelzer, Volker Budach, Pirus Ghadjar
PURPOSE: The role of radiotherapy for unresectable pancreatic cancer is controversial. A benefit of additional radiotherapy is supported by some observations. A dose-effect relationship was recently found by dose escalation employing image guided and intensity modulated radiotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 28 consecutive patients, all with history of extensive prior therapies for unresectable locally advanced/ recurrent pancreatic cancer (LAPC/LRPC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022748/dependence-of-volume-calculation-and-margin-growth-accuracy-on-treatment-planning-systems-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#18
David J Eaton, Kevin Alty
OBJECTIVE: Uncertainties in radiotherapy target structures are partly dependent on differences between volume calculation and margin growing methods in treatment planning systems (TPS). These uncertainties are exacerbated with very small structures such as those common in stereotactic radiosurgery. METHODS: Data from a national commissioning programme for SRS was used to assess variation in reported volumes for six benchmark cases, including malignant and benign indications...
December 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019109/automatic-delineation-of-functional-lung-volumes-with-68-ga-ventilation-perfusion-pet-ct
#19
Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Shankar Siva, Jason Callahan, Yannis Claudic, David Bourhis, Daniel P Steinfort, Rodney J Hicks, Michael S Hofman
BACKGROUND: Functional volumes computed from (68)Ga-ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) PET/CT, which we have shown to correlate with pulmonary function test parameters (PFTs), have potential diagnostic utility in a variety of clinical applications, including radiotherapy planning. An automatic segmentation method would facilitate delineation of such volumes. The aim of this study was to develop an automated threshold-based approach to delineate functional volumes that best correlates with manual delineation...
October 10, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016614/patterns-and-rates-of-abdominal-lymphatic-metastasis-following-esophageal-carcinoma
#20
Junqiang Chen, Wenjie Cai, Yu Lin, Yuanmei Chen, Qingfeng Zheng, Jianji Pan, Chuanben Chen
AIM: To determine the rate of abdominal lymph node metastasis after radical surgery for esophageal cancer and define the radiotherapy target area. METHODS: Of the 1593 patients who underwent R0 radical esophagectomy for thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (TE-SCC), 148 developed abdominal lymph node (LN) metastases within three years of surgery. During that time interval, patients were examined by various imaging methods (enhanced computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography-CT) at set time points...
2017: PloS One
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