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Navigators for motion detection during real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy.
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PMID:  23032581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
An MRI-linac system provides direct MRI feedback and with that the possibility of adapting radiation treatments to the actual tumour position. This paper addresses the use of fast 1D MRI, pencil-beam navigators, for this feedback. The accuracy of using navigators was determined on a moving phantom. The possibility of organ tracking and breath-hold monitoring based on navigator guidance was shown for the kidney. Navigators are accurate within 0.5 mm and the analysis has a minimal time lag smaller than 30 ms as shown for the phantom measurements. The correlation of 2D kidney images and navigators shows the possibility of complete organ tracking. Furthermore the breath-hold monitoring of the kidney is accurate within 1.5 mm, allowing gated radiotherapy based on navigator feedback. Navigators are a fast and precise method for monitoring and real-time tracking of anatomical landmarks. As such, they provide direct MRI feedback on anatomical changes for more precise radiation delivery.
Mette K Stam; Sjoerd P M Crijns; Bernard A Zonnenberg; Maurits M Barendrecht; Marco van Vulpen; Jan J W Lagendijk; Bas W Raaymakers
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physics in medicine and biology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1361-6560     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Biol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401220     Medline TA:  Phys Med Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  6797-6805     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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