Enzhuo M Quan

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PURPOSE To compare the quality of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) or intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans generated by an automated inverse planning system with that of dosimetrist-generated IMRT treatment plans for patients with stage III lung cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Two groups of 8 patients with stage III lung cancer were(More)
PURPOSE Spot-scanning proton therapy (SSPT) using multifield optimization (MFO) can generate highly conformal dose distributions, but it is more sensitive to setup and range uncertainties than SSPT using single-field optimization (SFO). The authors compared the two optimization methods for the treatment of head and neck cancer with bilateral targets and(More)
PURPOSE We performed a comprehensive comparative study of the plan quality between volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Eleven patients with prostate cancer treated at our institution were randomly selected for this study. For each patient, a(More)
In intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), the quality of the treatment plan, which is highly dependent upon the treatment planner's level of experience, greatly affects the potential benefits of the radiotherapy (RT). Furthermore, the planning process is complicated and requires a great deal of iteration, and is often the most time-consuming aspect of the(More)
PURPOSE Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) using multi-field optimization (MFO) could generate highly conformal dose distributions but it is more sensitive to setup and proton range uncertainties than IMPT using single-field optimization (SFO). This work evaluates the effectiveness of SFO treatment plans with the use of energy absorbers (EAs) to(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to validate a fully automated adaptive planning (AAP) method which integrates automated recontouring and automated replanning to account for interfractional anatomical changes in prostate cancer patients receiving adaptive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) based on daily repeated computed tomography (CT)-on-rails(More)
PURPOSE While intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) has great potential to deliver highly conformal tumoricidal dose to targets whilst minimizing dose to nearby organs-at-risk, IMPT optimization is very time consuming and memory extensive due to finer dose grids and a large number of energy layers used compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy(More)
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