WE-A-17A-03: Catheter Digitization in High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy with the Assistance of An Electromagnetic (EM) Tracking System.

@article{Damato2014WEA17A03CD,
  title={WE-A-17A-03: Catheter Digitization in High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy with the Assistance of An Electromagnetic (EM) Tracking System.},
  author={Antonio L Damato and Mandar S. Bhagwat and Ivan Buzurovic and Phillip M. Devlin and Scott A Friesen and J. Lundsgaard Hansen and Tina Kapur and Linda Lee and Alireza Mehrtash and Paul Linh Nguyen and Desmond A O' Farrell and Wenjun Wang and Akila N. Viswanathan and Robert A. Cormack},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={487-488}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the use of a system using EM tracking, postprocessing and error-detection algorithms for measuring brachytherapy catheter locations and for detecting errors and resolving uncertainties in treatment-planning catheter digitization. METHODS An EM tracker was used to localize 13 catheters in a clinical surface applicator (A) and 15 catheters inserted into a phantom (B). Two pairs of catheters in (B) crossed paths at a distance <2 mm, producing an undistinguishable catheter… CONTINUE READING