Yuji Tameshige

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The RBE-weighted absorbed dose, called "biological dose," has been routinely used for carbon-ion treatment planning in Japan to formulate dose prescriptions for treatment protocols. This paper presents a microdosimetric approach to measuring the biological dose, which was redefined to be derived from microdosimetric quantities measured by a(More)
Cerebral radionecrosis is a significant side effect in radiotherapy for brain cancer. The purpose of this study is to calculate the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of carbon-ion beams on brain cells and to show RBE-weighted dose distributions for cerebral radionecrosis speculation in a carbon-ion treatment planning system. The RBE value of the(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S) Accurate and reproducible positioning of the breast is difficult due to its deformability and softness; thus, targeting a breast tumor or tumor bed with fractionated radiotherapy using external beam radiation is difficult. The aim of this study was to develop a novel bra to aid in breast immobilization in the prone position. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Proton beam therapy (PBT) achieves good local control for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and toxicity tends to be lower than for photon radiotherapy. Focal liver parenchymal damage in radiotherapy is described as the focal liver reaction (FLR); the threshold doses (TDs) for FLR in the background liver have been analyzed in stereotactic ablative(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and usefulness of vinyl polysiloxane (VPS) dental impression material as a proton beam stopper for oral cavity irradiation. METHODS VPS compounds with different base-catalyst mixture ratios were created, and the relative linear stopping power (RLSP) of each VPS compound was measured to compare with the RLSPs obtained(More)
In radiation therapy, it is necessary to preset a monitor unit in an irradiation control system to deliver a prescribed absolute dose to a reference point in the planning target volume. The purpose of this study was to develop a model-based monitor unit calculation method for proton-beam therapy with a single-ring wobbling system. The absorbed dose at a(More)
In the development of an external radiotherapy treatment planning system, the output factor (OPF) is an important value for the monitor unit calculations. We developed a proton OPF calculation model with consideration for the collimator aperture edge to account for the dependence of the OPF on the collimator aperture and distance in proton beam therapy.(More)
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