David Westerly

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The purpose of this study is to explain the unplanned longitudinal dose modulations that appear in helical tomotherapy (HT) dose distributions in the presence of irregular patient breathing. This explanation is developed by the use of longitudinal (1D) simulations of mock and surrogate data and tested with a fully 4D HT delivered plan. The 1D simulations(More)
A quantitative approach to evaluate stereo tactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)-induced normal liver tissue changes in patients with liver metastases was performed. 104 non-contrast treatment follow-up computed topography (CT) scans of 35 patients who received SBRT between 2004 and 2011 were retrospectively analyzed (range, 0.7-36 months, median, 8.1(More)
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