Luigi Azario

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Three radiation detectors based on polycrystalline diamond films with different thickness and resistivity, obtained by microwave chemical vapor deposition, were tested to assess their suitability for relative dosimetry of photon and electron beams supplied by clinical linear accelerators. All samples showed a linear response as a function of the absorbed(More)
Unlike previous brachytherapy sources a number of published studies have been addressed to the dosimetry of 169 Yb seeds, manufactured in several prototypes, before widespread clinical use has been made. Discrepancies seen in the dosimetry obtained for ytterbium seed prototypes appear to be related to inconsistency and non-reproducibility in the vendor's(More)
The experimental dosimetry of a high dose rate (HDR) 192Ir source used for the brachytherapy of peripheral vessels is reported. The direct determination of the reference air kerma rate Kr agrees, within the experimental uncertainty, with the results obtained by a well ionization chamber calibrated at the NIST and the manufacturer's certification. A highly(More)
To verify whether the treatment of brain oligometastases with whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) plus stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) or surgical resection results in different outcomes. Files of patients affected by brain metastases submitted to surgical resection followed by WBRT (group A) or WBRT + SRT (group B) were retrospectively selected for this study.(More)
To assess survival, local control and toxicity using fractionated stereotactic conformal radiotherapy (FSCRT) boost and temozolomide in high-grade gliomas (HGGs). Patients affected by HGG, with a CTV1(clinical target volume, representing tumor bed ± residual tumor + a margin of 5 mm) ≤ 8 cm were enrolled into this phase II study. Radiotherapy (RT, total(More)
AIM To analyze the outcome of patients with brain oligometastases treated by radiosurgery (SRS) or fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) after whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Overall survival (OS) and local control (LC) were evaluated in patients (patients) with 1-2 brain metastases. RESULTS Forty-seven patients were(More)
A method for the in vivo determination of the isocenter dose, Diso, and mid-plane dose, Dm, using the transmitted signal St measured by 25 central pixels of an aSi-based EPID is here reported. The method has been applied to check the conformal radiotherapy of pelvic tumors and supplies accurate in vivo dosimetry avoiding many of the disadvantages associated(More)
An amorphous silicon (a-Si) electronic portal imaging device (EPID) was implemented to perform transit in vivo dosimetry for dynamic conformal arc therapy (DCAT). A set of images was acquired for each arc irradiation using the EPID cine acquisition mode, that supplies a frame acquisition rate of one image every 1.66 s, with a monitor unit rate equal to 100(More)
This work reports the results of the application of a practical method to determine the in vivo dose at the isocenter point, D(iso), of brain thorax and pelvic treatments using a transit signal S(t). The use of a stable detector for the measurement of the signal S(t) (obtained by the x-ray beam transmitted through the patient) reduces many of the(More)
A 2D array (PTW, type 10024), equipped with 729 vented plane parallel ion-chambers, has been calibrated as a detector for the in vivo comparison between measured and predicted portal doses for head-neck tumors. The comparison of absolute portal doses measured to ones predicted by a commercial treatment planning system within the field of view of the CT(More)