Luigi Azario

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OBJECTIVE To verify whether the treatment of brain oligometastases with whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) plus stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) or surgical resection results in different outcomes. METHODS Files of patients affected by brain metastases submitted to surgical resection followed by WBRT (group A) or WBRT + SRT (group B) were retrospectively(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)
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)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Anatomic changes during head and neck radiotherapy require replanning. The primary aim of this study is the definition of the agreement among experts in the head and neck automatic delineation frame to use as benchmark. The secondary goal is to assess the reliability of automatic delineation for nasopharynx radiotherapy and time(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)
A numerical method for the reconstruction of bremsstrahlung spectra has been applied to the analysis of simulated data. The method is found to be reliable in reconstructing x-ray spectra of maximum energy up to 10 MeV. Measurements of aluminum transmission data carried out for five linear accelerators have also been analyzed by this method to determine the(More)
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)
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)
The effect of wall chamber attenuation and scattering is one of the most important corrections that must be determined when the linear interpolation method between two calibration factors of an ionization chamber is used. For spherical ionization chambers the corresponding correction factors A(w) have to be determined by a non-linear trend of the response(More)
The Associazione Italianà di Fisica Biomedica (AIFB; Italian Association of Biomedical Physics) has adopted the Italian protocol for the calibration of brachytherapy sources. The AIFB protocol allows measurements of the reference air kerma rate, Kr, within 1.7% (1 sigma). To measure Kr the AIFB protocol has identified a direct and an indirect procedure. The(More)