We have successfully created a single arc volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plan for treating post-surgical left breast/chest wall and regional nodes using Elekta multileaf collimator (MLC). Dose volume histograms (DVHs) were compared between the VMAT plans and conventional tangential beam plans using a field-in-field technique, leading to significant… (More)
A compensator made of a tungsten-based rod matrix has been proposed for small-field intensity modulated radiation therapy. The compensator was attached to a 6 MV linac gantry head. The proposed compensator could modulate the X-ray intensity with a step of 10% and a minimum transmission of 2.5%.
We have proposed four dimensional (4D) digitally reconstructed radiography (DRR) for verifying a lung tumor position during volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). An internal target volume (ITV) was defined based on two clinical target volumes (CTVs) delineated on maximum exhalation and maximum inhalation images acquired by 4D planning computed tomography… (More)
We propose a clinical workflow of stereotactic volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for a lung tumor from planning to tumor position verification using 4D planning computed tomography (CT) and 4D cone-beam CT (CBCT). A 4D CT scanner, an Anzai belt and a BodyFix were employed to obtain 10-phase respiratory-correlated CT data for a lung patient under… (More)
High-atomic number materials such as those used in making artificial bones or prostheses, spinal cord fixation devices and dental fillings may be located in patients undergoing radiotherapy. These devices may have a major influence on absorbed dose distributions in the body, as they cause significant beam attenuation and scattering. A report of the American… (More)