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Vincenzo Valentini, Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Brunella Barbaro, Giuditta Chiloiro, Claudio Coco, Prajnan Das, Francesco Fanfani, Ines Joye, Lisa Kachnic, Philippe Maingon, Corrie Marijnen, Samuel Ngan, Karin Haustermans
INTRODUCTION: The delineation of Clinical Target Volume (CTV) is a critical step in radiotherapy. Several guidelines suggest different subvolumes and anatomical boundaries in rectal cancer (RC), potentially leading to a misunderstanding in the CTV definition. International consensus guidelines (CG) are needed to improve uniformity in RC CTV delineation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The 7 radiation oncologist experts defined a roadmap to produce RC CG. Step 1: revision of the published guidelines...
August 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Jacob Christian Lindegaard, Mikkel Lænsø Madsen, Anders Traberg, Bjarne Meisner, Søren Kynde Nielsen, Kari Tanderup, Harald Spejlborg, Lars Ulrik Fokdal, Ole Nørrevang
Intracavitary-interstitial applicators for MRI guided brachytherapy are becoming increasingly important in locally advanced cervical cancer. The 3D printing technology enables a versatile method for obtaining a high degree of individualisation of the implant. Our clinical workflow is presented and exemplified by a stage IVA cervical cancer with superior dose distribution.
January 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Joris Van de Velde, Johan Wouters, Tom Vercauteren, Werner De Gersem, Eric Achten, Wilfried De Neve, Tom Van Hoof
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to define the optimal number of atlases for automatic multi-atlas-based brachial plexus (BP) segmentation and to compare Simultaneous Truth and Performance Level Estimation (STAPLE) label fusion with Patch label fusion using the ADMIRE® software. The accuracy of the autosegmentations was measured by comparing all of the generated autosegmentations with the anatomically validated gold standard segmentations that were developed using cadavers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve cadaver computed tomography (CT) atlases were used for automatic multi-atlas-based segmentation...
2016: Radiation Oncology
Charlotte L Brouwer, Roel J H M Steenbakkers, Jean Bourhis, Wilfried Budach, Cai Grau, Vincent Grégoire, Marcel van Herk, Anne Lee, Philippe Maingon, Chris Nutting, Brian O'Sullivan, Sandro V Porceddu, David I Rosenthal, Nanna M Sijtsema, Johannes A Langendijk
PURPOSE: The objective of this project was to define consensus guidelines for delineating organs at risk (OARs) for head and neck radiotherapy for routine daily practice and for research purposes. METHODS: Consensus guidelines were formulated based on in-depth discussions of a panel of European, North American, Asian and Australian radiation oncologists. RESULTS: Twenty-five OARs in the head and neck region were defined with a concise description of their main anatomic boundaries...
October 2015: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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