Carlos De Wagter

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The noninvasive thermometry method is based on the temperature dependence of the proton resonance frequency (PRF). High-quality temperature images can be obtained from phase information of standard gradient-echo sequences with an accuracy of 0.2 degrees C in phantoms. This work was focused on the in vivo capabilities of this method. An experimental setup(More)
V ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS When writing a booklet about a topic that is under rapid development such as the clinical introduction of an advanced treatment technique like IMRT, there is a chance that at the time of publication many solutions might already be obsolete or replaced by other approaches. We therefore greatly appreciate very much that we got the latest(More)
In BANG gel dosimetry, the spin-spin relaxation rate, R2 = I/T2, is related to the radiation dose that has been delivered to the gel phantom. R2 is calculated by fitting the pixel intensities of a set of differently T2-weighted base images. In gel dosimetry for radiotherapy, an accuracy of 5% in dose and 3 mm spatially, whichever is lower, is the objective.(More)
In BANG gel dosimetry, the spin-spin relaxation rate, R2 = 1/T2, is related to radiation dose that has been delivered to a gel phantom. R2 is calculated by fitting the pixel intensities of a set of differently T2-weighted base images. The accuracy that is aimed for in this quantitative MR application is about 5% relative to the maximum dose. In a(More)
The aim of this work was to investigate MR-based polymer gel dosimetry as a three-dimensional (3D) dosimetry technique in conformal radiotherapy. A cylindrical container filled with polymer gel was placed in a water-filled torso phantom to verify a treatment plan for the conformal irradiation of a mediastinal tumor located near the esophagus. Magnetic(More)
PURPOSE To report the dosimetric results and impact of volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) on temporary alopecia and hair-loss related quality of life (QOL) in whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT). METHODS The potential of VMAT-WBRT to reduce the dose to the hair follicles was assessed. A human cadaver was treated with both VMAT-WBRT and conventional opposed field(More)
Radiotherapy is a mainstay in the postoperative treatment of breast cancer as it reduces the risks of local recurrence and mortality after both conservative surgery and mastectomy. Despite recent efforts to decrease irradiation volumes through accelerated partial irradiation techniques, late cardiac and pulmonary toxicity still occurs after breast(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the major challenges in robotics is to develop fly-sized robots that can autonomously fly around in unknown environments. The challenge derives from the fact that flying locomotion requires the robot to continuously react to its environment in real time, while the light weight of the robot significantly limits the energy, sensors, and(More)
The purpose of this study was both putting forward a statistically correct model for film calibration and the optimization of this process. A reliable calibration is needed in order to perform accurate reference dosimetry with radiographic (Gafchromic) film. Sometimes, an ordinary least squares simple linear (in the parameters) regression is applied to the(More)
We studied the intra- and interobserver variability of volume measurments of the hippocampus (HC) and the amygdala as applied to the detection of HC atrophy in patients with complex partial seizures (CPE), measuring the volumes of the HC and amygdala of 11 normal volunteers and 12 patients with presumed CPE, using the manual ray-tracing method. Two(More)
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