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Planning target volume assessment in lung tumors during 3D conformal radiotherapy by means of an aSi electronic portal imaging device in cine mode.
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PMID:  23344665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE: The major uncertainties in treating lung cancer are the repositioning errors and respiratory lung tumor motion. Typically, margins are added to the clinical target volume (CTV) to obtain a planning target volume (PTV) allowing the accommodation of such uncertainties. We want to test a new technique to assess the adequacy of the chosen PTV using an aSi electronic portal imaging device (EPID). METHODS: Four patients affected by lung cancer and treated by radical 3D conformal radiotherapy (3DRT) were studied. During treatment the EPID was used in cine mode acquisition: acquired images were used to the aim. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Treatment monitoring with an EPID in cine mode is shown to be a clinically feasible and useful tool.
Authors:
R Caivano; S Clemente; A Fiorentino; C Chiumento; P Pedicini; G Califano; M Cozzolino; V Fusco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1699-3055     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Transl Oncol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247119     Medline TA:  Clin Transl Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Radiotherapy Department, I.R.C.C.S.-C.R.O.B., Via Padre Pio 1, Rionero in Vulture, Pz, 85028, Italy, rocchina.caivano@gmail.com.
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