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Stereotactic body radiotherapy for small lung tumors in the University of Tokyo Hospital.

Yamashita H, Takahashi W, Haga A, Kida S, Saotome N, Nakagawa K - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Bottom Line: Our work on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for primary and metastatic lung tumors will be described.The eligibility criteria for SBRT, our previous SBRT method, the definition of target volume, heterogeneity correction, the position adjustment using four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (4D CBCT) immediately before SBRT, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) method for SBRT, verifying of tumor position within internal target volume (ITV) using in-treatment 4D-CBCT during VMAT-SBRT, shortening of treatment time using flattening-filter-free (FFF) techniques, delivery of 4D dose calculation for lung-VMAT patients using in-treatment CBCT and LINAC log data with agility multileaf collimator, and SBRT method for centrally located lung tumors in our institution will be shown.In our institution, these efforts have been made with the goal of raising the local control rate and decreasing adverse effects after SBRT.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.

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Our work on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for primary and metastatic lung tumors will be described. The eligibility criteria for SBRT, our previous SBRT method, the definition of target volume, heterogeneity correction, the position adjustment using four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (4D CBCT) immediately before SBRT, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) method for SBRT, verifying of tumor position within internal target volume (ITV) using in-treatment 4D-CBCT during VMAT-SBRT, shortening of treatment time using flattening-filter-free (FFF) techniques, delivery of 4D dose calculation for lung-VMAT patients using in-treatment CBCT and LINAC log data with agility multileaf collimator, and SBRT method for centrally located lung tumors in our institution will be shown. In our institution, these efforts have been made with the goal of raising the local control rate and decreasing adverse effects after SBRT.

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The outline of the image processing method in the image based phase recognition developed at the University of Tokyo Hospital.
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Mentions: 4D CBCT images are reconstructed by classifying acquired projection images to respiratory phases divided by several bins. In this process, the knowledge of respiratory phases during projection imaging plays a key role. Figure 3 shows the outline of the image processing method in the image based phase recognition developed at the University of Tokyo Hospital [46]. This method implements normal cross-correlation (NCC) between adjacent projections in a limited area, which is shifted along with the craniocaudal axis on the next projection image in searching for the maximum value of NCC with the segments on previous projection images. In general, a signal produced by an image-based phase recognition method includes a low periodic noise caused by the gantry rotation. This low periodic component can be removed by employing a high-pass (or band pass) filter.


Stereotactic body radiotherapy for small lung tumors in the University of Tokyo Hospital.

Yamashita H, Takahashi W, Haga A, Kida S, Saotome N, Nakagawa K - Biomed Res Int (2014)

The outline of the image processing method in the image based phase recognition developed at the University of Tokyo Hospital.
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fig3: The outline of the image processing method in the image based phase recognition developed at the University of Tokyo Hospital.
Mentions: 4D CBCT images are reconstructed by classifying acquired projection images to respiratory phases divided by several bins. In this process, the knowledge of respiratory phases during projection imaging plays a key role. Figure 3 shows the outline of the image processing method in the image based phase recognition developed at the University of Tokyo Hospital [46]. This method implements normal cross-correlation (NCC) between adjacent projections in a limited area, which is shifted along with the craniocaudal axis on the next projection image in searching for the maximum value of NCC with the segments on previous projection images. In general, a signal produced by an image-based phase recognition method includes a low periodic noise caused by the gantry rotation. This low periodic component can be removed by employing a high-pass (or band pass) filter.

Bottom Line: Our work on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for primary and metastatic lung tumors will be described.The eligibility criteria for SBRT, our previous SBRT method, the definition of target volume, heterogeneity correction, the position adjustment using four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (4D CBCT) immediately before SBRT, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) method for SBRT, verifying of tumor position within internal target volume (ITV) using in-treatment 4D-CBCT during VMAT-SBRT, shortening of treatment time using flattening-filter-free (FFF) techniques, delivery of 4D dose calculation for lung-VMAT patients using in-treatment CBCT and LINAC log data with agility multileaf collimator, and SBRT method for centrally located lung tumors in our institution will be shown.In our institution, these efforts have been made with the goal of raising the local control rate and decreasing adverse effects after SBRT.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Our work on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for primary and metastatic lung tumors will be described. The eligibility criteria for SBRT, our previous SBRT method, the definition of target volume, heterogeneity correction, the position adjustment using four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (4D CBCT) immediately before SBRT, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) method for SBRT, verifying of tumor position within internal target volume (ITV) using in-treatment 4D-CBCT during VMAT-SBRT, shortening of treatment time using flattening-filter-free (FFF) techniques, delivery of 4D dose calculation for lung-VMAT patients using in-treatment CBCT and LINAC log data with agility multileaf collimator, and SBRT method for centrally located lung tumors in our institution will be shown. In our institution, these efforts have been made with the goal of raising the local control rate and decreasing adverse effects after SBRT.

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