Dimitris Mihailidis

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AAPM Task Group 119 has produced quantitative confidence limits as baseline expectation values for IMRT commissioning. A set of test cases was developed to assess the overall accuracy of planning and delivery of IMRT treatments. Each test uses contours of targets and avoidance structures drawn within rectangular phantoms. These tests were planned,(More)
The goal of Task Group 25 (TG-25) of the Radiation Therapy Committee of the American Association of.Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) was to provide a methodology and set of procedures for a medical physicist performing clinical electron beam dosimetry in the nominal energy range of 5-25 MeV. Specifically, the task group recommended procedures for acquiring(More)
HYPOTHESIS Dual-modality imaging agents, such as radiolabeled iron oxide nanoparticles (IO-NPs), are promising candidates for cancer diagnosis and therapy. We developed and evaluated aminosilane coated Fe3O4 (10±2nm) as a tumor imaging agent in nuclear medicine through 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) functionalization. We evaluated this multimeric(More)
INTRODUCTION Radiolabeled RGD peptides that specifically target integrin α(ν)β(3) have great potential in early tumor detection through noninvasive monitoring of tumor angiogenesis. Based on previous findings of our group on radiopeptides containing positively charged aminoacids, we developed a new cyclic cRGDfK derivative, c(RGDfK)-(Orn)(3)-CGG. This new(More)
The purpose of our study was to develop a user-independent computerized tool for the automated segmentation and quantitative assessment of in vivo-acquired digital subtraction angiography (DSA) images. Vessel enhancement was accomplished based on the concept of image structural tensor. The developed software was tested on a series of DSA images acquired(More)
A new dosimetric quantity, the lateral build-up ratio (LBR), has been introduced to calculate depth dose distribution for any shaped field. Factors to account for change in incident fluence with collimation are applied separately. The LBR data for a small circular field are used to extract radial spread of the pencil beam, sigma(r), as a function of depth(More)
We investigate whether IMRT optimization based on generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD) objectives for organs at risk (OAR) results in superior dosimetric outcomes when compared with multiple dose-volume (DV)-based objectives plans for patients with intact breast and postmastectomy chest wall (CW) cancer. Four separate IMRT plans were prepared for each(More)
In routine dosimetry we assume separability of the collimator (Sc) and phantom (Sp) scatter components that together comprise the total scatter factor (Sc,p). In practice, the addition of blocking also affects the photon fluence attributable to the treatment head and flattening filter in a complicated way. The reduced aperture blocks out some of the head(More)
We present results of investigations of the clinical significance of variations in the value of the 4-mm-collimator output factor, OF(4/18). Changes in treatment volume, dose-volume histograms (DVHs), and isodose distributions were studied, by varying OF(4/18) up to 20%. The variations were performed on a sample of clinical patient treatment plans for which(More)