Judit Boda-Heggemann

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Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has improved the capability to apply geometrically individualised high radiotherapy doses to the prostate bed, prostate and seminal vesicles. A high risk of geometrical miss with conformal methods, however, has been documented for mobile targets such as the prostate. Modern, non-invasive localisation techniques are(More)
The significance of a special kind of VE-cadherin-based, desmoplakin- and plakoglobin-containing adhering junction, originally identified in certain endothelial cells of the mammalian lymphatic system (notably the retothelial cells of the lymph node sinus and a subtype of lining endothelial cells of peripheral lymphatic vessels), has been widely confirmed(More)
Delivery of high radiation doses while simultaneously sparing organs at risk requires advanced imaging for target volume definition, highly conformal dose distributions of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and narrow planning target volume (PTV) margins. Three-dimensional image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) with cone-beam computer tomography (CBCT),(More)
PURPOSE Positioning verification is usually performed with treatment beam (MV) portal images (PI) using an electronic portal imaging device (EPID). A new alternative is the use of a low energy photon source (kV) and an additional EPID mounted to the accelerator gantry. This system may be used for PI or--with rotating gantry--as cone-beam CT (CBCT). The dose(More)
PURPOSE Interfractional organ motion and patient positioning errors during prostate radiotherapy can have deleterious clinical consequences. It has become clinical practice to re-position the patient with image-guided translational position correction before each treatment to compensate for those errors. However, tilt errors can only be corrected with table(More)
Interfractional prostate motion during radiotherapy can have deleterious clinical consequences. It has become clinical practice to re-position the patient according to ultrasound or other imaging techniques. We investigated the dosimetric consequences of the linear translational position correction (isocenter correction) when a conformal IMRT technique with(More)
Substrate-adherent cultured cells derived from human bone marrow or umbilical cord blood (“mesenchymal stem cells”) are of special interest for regenerative medicine. We report that such cells, which can display considerable heterogeneity with respect to their cytoskeletal protein complement, are often interconnected by special tentacle-like cell processes(More)
The genes encoding transmembrane glycoproteins of the cadherin family, i.e., the Ca2+-dependent cell-cell adhesion molecules, are typically expressed in cell-type- or cell-lineage-specific patterns. One of them, vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin, is widely considered to be specific for vascular endothelia in which it is either the sole or the predominant(More)
PURPOSE The repositioning accuracy of mask-based fixation systems has been assessed with two-dimensional/two-dimensional or two-dimensional/three-dimensional (3D) matching. We analyzed the accuracy of commercially available head mask systems, using true 3D/3D matching, with X-ray volume imaging and cone-beam CT. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-one patients(More)
PURPOSE Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) is a non-invasive therapy option for inoperable liver oligometastases. Outcome and toxicity were retrospectively evaluated in a single-institution patient cohort who had undergone ultrasound-guided breath-hold SABR. PATIENTS AND METHODS 19 patients with liver metastases of various primary tumors(More)