Vellaiyan Subramani

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BACKGROUND The accuracy of the two dose calculation engines available for RapidArc planning (both released for clinical use) is investigated in comparison to the COMPASS data. METHODS Two dose calculation algorithms (Acuros-XB and Anisotropic Analytic Algorithm (AAA)) were used to calculate RA plans and compared to calculations with the Collapsed Cone(More)
OBJECTIVE Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) has been widely used for guiding prostate implants, but not much for interstitial brachytherapy (IBT) of cervix cancer. The aim of our study is to report our experience with TRUS guided high dose rate (HDR) IBT in patients with carcinoma of uterine cervix. METHODS During the year 2005-2006, 25 patients of cervical(More)
AIMS Radiotherapy forms an integral part of breast-conserving treatment in early-stage breast cancer. Subcutaneous fibrosis of the treated breast is an important late effect in whole-breast irradiation. The aim of this study was to compare the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) for radiation-induced fibrosis in treated breast using accelerated(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the toxicity and clinical outcome in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) treated with whole pelvic conventional radiation therapy (WP-CRT) versus intensity modulated radiation therapy (WP-IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between January 2010 and January 2012, 44 patients with International Federation of Gynecology and(More)
BACKGROUND Dosimetric comparison of two dimensional (2D) radiography and three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) based dose distributions with high-dose-rate (HDR) intracavitry radiotherapy (ICRT) for carcinoma cervix, in terms of target coverage and doses to bladder and rectum. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty four sessions of HDR ICRT were performed in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of high-dose rate interstitial brachytherapy (HDR-IBT) using two weekly sessions of 10 Gy in combination to pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between the year 2005 and 2007, 42 patients with locally advanced cervical carcinoma(More)
This study is aimed to evaluate the impact of static and dynamic intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) delivery techniques planned with Eclipse TPS on the integral dose to the healthy normal tissue surrounding the tumor-bearing area and to the volume receiving doses < 5 Gy in patients with carcinoma nasopharynx treated with Simultaneous Integrated Boost(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the suitability of 5 mm millennium multileaf collimator (MMLC) for volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)-based lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Thirty lung SBRT patient treatment plans along with their planning target volumes (ranging from 2.01 cc to 150.11 cc) were transferred to an inhomogeneous lung phantom(More)
The purpose of this study was to validate the newly designed acrylic phantom for routine dosimetric purpose in radiotherapy. The phantom can be used to evaluate and compare the calculated dose and measured dose using film and gel dosimetric methods. In this study, a doughnut-shaped planning target volume (8.54 cm3) and inner organ at risk (0.353 cm3) were(More)
PURPOSE To study the impact of different smoothing parameters on IMRT plan quality and deliverabilityMethods: Five previously treated patients of carcinoma cervix were chosen. Planning target volume (PTV) and organ at risk (OAR) i.e. bladder and rectum were contoured. In each case, five different dynamic IMRT plans with 6MV photon beam were created in(More)