Russell J. Hamilton

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of implanted gold marker registration compared with bony fusion alignment for patient positioning using the Novalis Body system. METHODS Eighteen treatment fractions of stereotactic spinal radiotherapy were analyzed for three patients who each had three implanted gold seeds placed near their spinal lesions before(More)
There are three ways to determine the spectrum of a clinical photon beam: direct measurement, modelling the source and reconstruction from ion-chamber measurements. We focus on reconstruction because the necessary equipment is readily available and it provides independent confirmation of source models for a given machine. Reconstruction methods involve(More)
As members of the Dissertation Committee, we certify that we have read the dissertation prepared by ___Qianyi Xu____ entitled _ Toward Intelligent Tumor Tracking and Setup Verification in Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer_ and recommend that it be accepted as fulfilling the dissertation requirement for the Degree of _Doctor of Philosophy__ Final approval(More)
The goal of radiation therapy is to destroy the tumor with no side-effects. The recently developed technique of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) uses spatially nonuniform intensities. While this allows more flexibility and better treatments, it also increases the search space and hence requires optimization. We demonstrate the success of linear(More)
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