Sudhakar Chelikani

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External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) has become the preferred options for nonsurgical treatment of prostate cancer and cervix cancer. In order to deliver higher doses to cancerous regions within these pelvic structures (i.e. prostate or cervix) while maintaining or lowering the doses to surrounding non-cancerous regions, it is critical to account for setup(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if exercise alters wrist joint laxity, as measured by the mechanical behavior of the scaphoid bone. The load-displacement behavior of the scaphoid was studied in the palmar-dorsal direction in both wrists of 7 healthy volunteers (n = 14) before and after 2 exercise protocols (grip and push-up). When compared to the(More)
A constrained non-rigid registration (CNRR) algorithm for use in prostate image-guided adaptive radiotherapy is presented in a coherent mathematical framework. The registration algorithm is based on a global rigid transformation combined with a series of local injective non-rigid multi-resolution cubic B-spline Free Form Deformation (FFD) transformations.(More)
Compton cameras promise to improve the characteristics of nuclear medicine imaging, wherein mechanical collimation is replaced with electronic collimation. This leads to huge gains in sensitivity and, consequently, a reduction in the radiation dosage that needs to be administered to the patient. Design modifications that improve the sensitivity invariably(More)
Component-based normalization is an important technique for PET scanners with a high number of lines of response (LOR), e.g., 4 5 10 for the HRRT. It reduces the problem of measuring the sensitivity of each LOR to that of estimating the individual crystal efficiencies ( ), e.g., 119808 for the HRRT. We propose a component-based method to compute for the(More)
External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for the treatment of cancer enables accurate placement of radiation dose on the cancerous region. However, the deformation of soft tissue during the course of treatment, such as in cervical cancer, presents significant challenges for the delineation of the target volume and other structures of interest. Furthermore,(More)
PURPOSE To develop an accurate, fast, and robust algorithm for registering portal and computed tomographic (CT) images for radiotherapy using a combination of sparse and dense field data that complement each other. METHODS AND MATERIALS Gradient Feature Weighted Minimax (GFW Minimax) method was developed to register multiple portal images to(More)
Many current image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) systems incorporate an in-room cone-beam CT (CBCT) with a radiotherapy linear accelerator for treatment day imaging. Segmentation of key anatomical structures (prostate and surrounding organs) in 3DCBCT images as well as registration between planning and treatment images are essential for determining many(More)
Image guided external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for the treatment of cancer enables accurate placement of radiation dose to the cancerous region. However, the deformation of soft tissue during the course of treatment, such as in cervical cancer, presents significant challenges. Furthermore, the presence of pathologies such as tumors may violate(More)