Kunihiko Tateoka

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In patients undergoing radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer, dose-volume histograms and clinical variables were examined to search for correlations between radiation treatment planning parameters and late rectal bleeding. We analyzed 129 patients with localized prostate cancer who were managed from 2002 to 2010 at our institution. They were treated(More)
The post-implantation dosimetry for brachytherapy using Monte Carlo calculation by EGS5 code combined with the source strength regression was investigated with respect to its validity. In this method, the source strength for the EGS5 calculation was adjusted with the regression, so that the calculation would reproduce the dose monitored with the glass rod(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the uncertainty in the dose distribution for the (125)I source STM1251, as measured with a radiophotoluminescent glass rod dosimeter and calculated using the Monte Carlo code EGS5 in geometry that included the source structure reported by Kirov et al. This was performed at a range of positions in and on a water(More)
PURPOSE Accurate analysis of the correlation between deformation of the prostate and displacement of its center of gravity (CoG) is important for efficient radiation therapy for prostate cancer. In this study, we addressed this problem by introducing a new analysis approach. METHOD A planning computed tomography (CT) scan and 7 repeat cone-beam CT scans(More)
The aim of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of estimating the strength of the moving radiation source during patient implantation. The requirement for the counting time was investigated by comparing the results of the measurements for the static source with those for the source moving at 2, 5, 10 and 20 cm s(-1). The utilized source was (125)I(More)
This study sought to demonstrate the feasibility of estimating the source strength during implantation in brachytherapy. The requirement for measuring the strengths of the linked sources was investigated. The utilized sources were (125)I with air kerma strengths of 8.38-8.63 U (μGy m(2) h(-1)). Measurements were performed with a plastic scintillator (80 mm(More)
We investigated the uncertainty in patient set-up margin analysis with a small dataset consisting of a limited number of clinical cases over a short time period, and propose a method for determining the optimum set-up margin. Patient set-up errors from 555 registration images of 15 patients with prostate cancer were tested for normality using a(More)
We aimed to optimize internal margin (IM) determination for respiratory-gated radiotherapy using end-expiratory phase assessments using a motion phantom. Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) data were acquired using a GE LightSpeed RT CT scanner, a respiratory-gating system, and a motion phantom designed to move sinusoidally. To analyze the accuracy(More)
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