Fang-Fang Yin

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The task group (TG) for quality assurance of medical accelerators was constituted by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine's Science Council under the direction of the Radiation Therapy Committee and the Quality Assurance and Outcome Improvement Subcommittee. The task group (TG-142) had two main charges. First to update, as needed,(More)
Task Group 101 of the AAPM has prepared this report for medical physicists, clinicians, and therapists in order to outline the best practice guidelines for the external-beam radiation therapy technique referred to as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The task group report includes a review of the literature to identify reported clinical findings(More)
This paper systematically studied the dosimetric difference between a 3 mm micro multileaf collimator (MLC), a 5 mm MLC, and a 10 mm MLC for stereotactic radiosurgery using the Brainscan treatment planning system. Thirty-four cases treated with the dynamic conformal arcs technique and 20 cases treated with the intensity modulated radiosurgery/fractionated(More)
PURPOSE Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images are currently used for positioning verification. However, it is yet unknown whether CBCT could be used in dose calculation for replanning in adaptive radiation therapy. This study investigates the dosimetric feasibility of CBCT-based treatment planning. METHODS AND MATERIALS Hounsfield unit (HU) values(More)
Radiographic image guidance has emerged as the new paradigm for patient positioning, target localization, and external beam alignment in radiotherapy. Although widely varied in modality and method, all radiographic guidance techniques have one thing in common--they can give a significant radiation dose to the patient. As with all medical uses of ionizing(More)
Diagnosis of hypertension in adolescents is complicated because blood pressure values vary with age, gender and height. How can we simplify the diagnostic criteria for hypertension in adolescents? In 2006, anthropometric measurements were assessed in a cross-sectional population-based study of 3136 Han adolescents aged 13-17 years. Hypertension was defined(More)
PURPOSE This clinical study evaluates the feasibility of using volumetric arc-modulated treatment (VMAT) for spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to achieve highly conformal dose distributions that spare adjacent organs at risk (OAR) with reduced treatment time. METHODS AND MATERIALS Ten spine SBRT patients were studied retrospectively. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To compare the residual setup errors measured with ExacTrac X-ray 6 degree-of-freedom (6D) and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for a head phantom and patients receiving intracranial non-invasive fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Setup data were collected on a Novalis Tx treatment unit for an(More)
This study is to demonstrate the feasibility of spinal radiosurgery using an image-guided intensity-modulated radiosurgical (IMRS) procedure. A dedicated Novalis shaped beam surgery unit equipped with a built-in micro-multileaf collimator (mMLC) with a single 6 MV photon beam was used. Each patient was simulated in the supine position using an AcQsim CT(More)
PURPOSE Dosimetric results and treatment delivery efficiency of RapidArc plans to those of conventional intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans were compared using the Eclipse treatment planning system for high-risk prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 10 patients. The primary planning target volume (PTV(P)) contained prostate,(More)