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Planning target margin calculations for prostate radiotherapy based on intrafraction and interfraction motion using four localization methods.
PURPOSE To determine planning target volume (PTV) margins for prostate radiotherapy based on the internal margin (IM) (intrafractional motion) and the setup margin (SM) (interfractional motion) forExpand
On the benefits and risks of proton therapy in pediatric craniopharyngioma.
PURPOSE Craniopharyngioma is a pediatric brain tumor whose volume is prone to change during radiation therapy. We compared photon- and proton-based irradiation methods to determine the effect ofExpand
Sequencing of local therapy affects the pattern of treatment failure and survival in children with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors of the central nervous system.
PURPOSE To assess the pattern of treatment failure associated with current therapeutic paradigms for childhood atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Pediatric patientsExpand
Novel assessment of renal motion in children as measured via four-dimensional computed tomography.
OBJECTIVES Abdominal intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton therapy require quantification of target and organ motion to optimize localization and treatment. Although addressed in adults,Expand
Optimizing mini-ridge filter thickness to reduce proton treatment times in a spot-scanning synchrotron system.
PURPOSE Study the contributors to treatment time as a function of Mini-Ridge Filter (MRF) thickness to determine the optimal choice for breath-hold treatment of lung tumors in a synchrotron-basedExpand
A GPU-accelerated and Monte Carlo-based intensity modulated proton therapy optimization system.
PURPOSE Conventional spot scanning intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) treatment planning systems (TPSs) optimize proton spot weights based on analytical dose calculations. Expand
Inter- and intrafractional positional uncertainties in pediatric radiotherapy patients with brain and head and neck tumors.
PURPOSE To estimate radiation therapy planning margins based on inter- and intrafractional uncertainty for pediatric brain and head and neck tumor patients at different imaging frequencies. METHODSExpand
Scanning proton beam therapy reduces normal tissue exposure in pelvic radiotherapy for anal cancer.
An inter-comparison planning study between photon beam therapy (IMRT) and scanning proton beam therapy (SPBT) for squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) is presented. SPBT plans offer significantExpand
Intensity modulated radiation therapy provides excellent local control in high‐risk abdominal neuroblastoma
Locoregional failure is a significant concern in patients with high‐risk abdominal neuroblastoma (NB) receiving radiotherapy. Locoregional control outcomes were studied in children with NB receivingExpand
Image quality & dosimetric property of an investigational Imaging Beam Line MV‐CBCT
To measure and compare the contrast to noise ratio (CNR) as a function of dose for the CBCTs produced by the mega‐voltage (MV) imaging beam line (IBL) and the treatment beam line (TBL), and toExpand