M. Kokubo

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Image distortion is one of the major drawbacks of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for use in radiotherapy treatment planning (RTTP). In this study, the reproducibility of MR imaging distortion was evaluated by repeated phantom measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS A grid-pattern acrylic phantom was scanned with a 0.2-Tesla permanent(More)
The Vero4DRT (MHI-TM2000) is a newly designed unique image-guided radiotherapy system consisting of an O-ring gantry. This system can realize a new irradiation technique in which both the gantry head and O-ring continuously and simultaneously rotate around the inner circumference of the O-ring and the vertical axis of the O-ring, respectively, during(More)
In Japan, the use of adjuvant radiotherapy after prostatectomy for prostate cancer has not increased compared with the use of salvage radiotherapy. We retrospectively evaluated the outcome of adjuvant radiotherapy together with prognostic factors of outcome in Japan. Between 2005 and 2007, a total of 87 patients were referred for adjuvant radiotherapy in 23(More)
– This study proposes methods for the support of radiotherapy planning for dynamic tumor-tracking irradiation for lung tumors. It aims to simulate the deformation of the lung caused by respiration and to visualize the result as DRRs (Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs) in real time. Our lung-deformation model treats the lung as an elastic object and(More)
The conditions and outcomes of Japanese patients with prostate cancer who developed PSA failure after radical prostatectomy (RP), and who were treated via salvage radiotherapy (S-RT), were surveyed. Clinical data on S-RT were gathered in questionnaires completed by facilities participating in the Japanese Radiation Oncology Study Group. S-RT was defined as(More)
The Vero4DRT (MHI-TM2000) is capable of performing X-ray image-based tracking (X-ray Tracking) that directly tracks the target or fiducial markers under continuous kV X-ray imaging. Previously, we have shown that irregular respiratory patterns increased X-ray Tracking errors. Thus, we assumed that audio instruction, which generally improves the periodicity(More)
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