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A two step algorithm to predict portal dose images in arbitrary detector systems has been developed recently. The current work provides a validation of this algorithm on a clinically available, amorphous silicon flat panel imager. The high-atomic number, indirect amorphous silicon detector incorporates a gadolinium oxysulfide phosphor scintillating screen(More)
We predicted, and have now observed, a surface contraction wave in axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) embryos that appears to coincide temporally and spatially with primary neural induction and homoiogenetic induction, and with involution of the chordomesoderm. The wave starts from a focus anterior to the dorsal lip of the blastopore and spreads as an ellipse,(More)
Projected light fields are used on treatment simulators and teletherapy treatment units to delineate the size and position of the radiation beam. Any discrepancy between these fields will lead to a systematic field placement error, with possibly serious implications with regard to the accuracy of the delivered dose distribution in the patient.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate predictive factors in the development of symptomatic radiation injury after treatment with linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery for intracerebral arteriovenous malformations and relate the findings to the conclusions drawn by Quantitative Analysis of Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic (QUANTEC). METHODS AND MATERIALS(More)
The relationship between the pixel value and exit dose was investigated for a new commercially available amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device. The pixel to dose mapping function was established to be linear for detector distances between 116.5 cm to 150 cm from the source, radiation field sizes from 5 x 5 cm2 to 20 x 20 cm2 and beam energies(More)
A quality control (QC) test suitable for routine daily use has been developed for video based electronic portal imaging devices. It provides an objective and quantitative test for acceptable image quality on the basis of the high contrast spatial resolution and the contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR). The test uses a phantom consisting of five sets of(More)
This study involves a fractionated course of external radiation therapy for a 42 year old female weighing 150 kg, diagnosed with stage IIb cancer of the cervix. The patient could not be simulated in the conventional sense due to weight restrictions on the simulator couch, and body casts or molds were impractical. Using an on-line portal imaging device,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate predictive factors of complete obliteration following treatment with linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery for intracerebral arteriovenous malformations. METHODS Archived plans for 48 patients treated at the British Columbia Cancer Agency and who underwent post-treatment digital subtraction angiography to assess obliteration were(More)
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