Thorsten Frenzel

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Respiratory motion degrades anatomic position reproducibility and leads to issues affecting image acquisition, treatment planning, and radiation delivery. Four-dimensional (4D) computer tomography (CT) image acquisition can be used to measure the impact of organ motion and to explicitly account for respiratory motion during treatment planning and radiation(More)
The mobility of lung tumours during the breathing cycle is a source of error in radiotherapy treatment planning. Spatio-temporal CT data sets can be used to measure the movement of lung tumours caused by breathing. Because modern CT scanners can only scan a limited region of the body simultaneously at different times, patients have to be scanned in segments(More)
The development of 4D CT imaging has introduced the possibility of measuring breathing motion of tumors and inner organs. Conformal thoracic radiation therapy relies on a quantitative understanding of the position of lungs, lung tumors, and other organs during radiation delivery. Using 4D CT data sets, medical image computing and visualization methods were(More)
In this publication, a three-dimensionally movable motion phantom is described and its performance characteristics are evaluated. The intended primary fields of application for the phantom are the quality assurance (QA) of respiratory motion management devices in radiation therapy (RT) like gating or tumour tracking systems, training for clinical use of(More)
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