Lakshmi Santanam

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PURPOSE This prospective study investigates gynecologic malignancy online treatment setup error corrections using planar kilovoltage/megavoltage (KV/MV) imaging and helical MV computed tomography (MVCT) imaging. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty patients were divided into two groups. The first group (10 patients) was imaged and treated using a conventional(More)
PURPOSE We report on an integrated system for real-time adaptive radiation delivery to moving tumors. The system combines two promising technologies-three-dimensional internal position monitoring using implanted electromagnetically excitable transponders and corresponding real-time beam adaptation using a dynamic multileaf collimator (DMLC). METHODS AND(More)
PURPOSE Traditionally, initial and weekly chart checks involve checking various parameters in the treatment management system against the expected treatment parameters and machine settings. This process is time-consuming and labor intensive. We explore utilizing the Varian TrueBeam log files (Varian Medical System, Palo Alto, CA), which contain the complete(More)
PURPOSE The Calypso medical four-dimensional localization system uses AC electromagnetics, which do not require ionizing radiation, for accurate, real-time tumor tracking. This investigation compared the static and dynamic tracking accuracy of this system to that of an on-board imaging kilovoltage X-ray system for concurrent use of the two systems. (More)
The Calypso Medical 4D localization system utilizes alternating current electromagnetics for accurate, real-time tumor tracking. A quality assurance program to clinically implement this system is described here. Testing of the continuous electromagnetic tracking system (Calypso Medical Technologies, Seattle, WA) was performed using an in-house developed(More)
PURPOSE The primary goal of this article is to formulate volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) delivery problem and study interdependence between several parameters (beam dose rate, gantry angular speed, and MLC leaf speed) in the delivery of VMAT treatment plan. The secondary aim is to provide delivery solution and prove optimality (minimal beam on time)(More)
PURPOSE Continuous tumor position measurement coupled with a tumor tracking system would result in a highly accurate radiation therapy system. Previous internal position monitoring systems have been limited by fluoroscopic radiation dose and low delivery efficiency. We aimed to incorporate a continuous, electromagnetic, three-dimensional position tracking(More)
This report demonstrates that time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography is a useful adjunct for planning stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of large arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) after staged embolization with Onyx. Onyx (ethylene vinyl copolymer), a recently approved liquid embolic agent, has been increasingly used to exclude portions of large AVMs from the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether planning 4-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) can adequately represent daily motion of abdominal tumors in regularly fractionated and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS Intrafractional tumor motion of 10 patients with abdominal tumors (4 pancreas-fractionated and 6 liver-stereotactic(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report on the development of a standardized target and organ-at-risk naming convention for use in radiation therapy and to present the nomenclature for structure naming for interinstitutional data sharing, clinical trial repositories, integrated multi-institutional collaborative databases, and quality control centers.(More)