Purpose EPID-based in vivo dosimetry (IVD) has been implemented for stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments of non-small cell lung cancer to check both isocenter dose and the treatment reproducibility comparing EPID portal images. Methods 15 patients with lung tumors of small dimensions and treated with volumetric modulated arc therapy were enrolled for this initial experience. IVD tests supplied ratios R between in vivo reconstructed and planned isocenter doses. Moreover a γ-like analysis between daily EPID portal images and a reference one, in terms of percentage of points with γ-value smaller than 1, Pγ<1, and mean γ-values, γmean, using a local 3%–3 mm criteria, was adopted to check the treatment reproducibility. Tolerance levels of 5% for R ratio, Pγ<1 higher than 90% and γmean lower than 0.67 were adopted. Results A total of 160 EPID images, two images for each therapy session, were acquired during the treatment of the 15 patients. The overall mean of the R ratios was equal to 1.005 ± 0.014 (1 SD), with 96.9% of tests within ± 5%. The 2 D image γ-like analysis showed an overall γmean of 0.39 ± 0.12 with 96.1% of tests within the tolerance level, and an average Pγ<1 value equal to 96.4 ± 3.6% with 95.4% of tests with Pγ<1 > 90%. Paradigmatic discrepancies were observed in three patients: a set-up error and a patient morphological change were identified thanks to CBCT image analysis whereas the third discrepancy was not fully justified. Conclusions This procedure can provide improved patient safety as well as a first step to integrate IVD and CBCT dose recalculation.

Consorti, R., Fidanzio, A., Brainovich, V., Mangiacotti, F., De Spirito, M., Mirri, M. A., Petrucci, A., EPID-based in vivo dosimetry for stereotactic body radiotherapy of non-small cell lung tumors: Initial clinical experience, <<PHYSICA MEDICA>>, 2017; 42 (7): 157-161. [doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2017.09.133] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/172185]

EPID-based in vivo dosimetry for stereotactic body radiotherapy of non-small cell lung tumors: Initial clinical experience

Fidanzio, A.;De Spirito, M.;
2017

Abstract

Purpose EPID-based in vivo dosimetry (IVD) has been implemented for stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments of non-small cell lung cancer to check both isocenter dose and the treatment reproducibility comparing EPID portal images. Methods 15 patients with lung tumors of small dimensions and treated with volumetric modulated arc therapy were enrolled for this initial experience. IVD tests supplied ratios R between in vivo reconstructed and planned isocenter doses. Moreover a γ-like analysis between daily EPID portal images and a reference one, in terms of percentage of points with γ-value smaller than 1, Pγ<1, and mean γ-values, γmean, using a local 3%–3 mm criteria, was adopted to check the treatment reproducibility. Tolerance levels of 5% for R ratio, Pγ<1 higher than 90% and γmean lower than 0.67 were adopted. Results A total of 160 EPID images, two images for each therapy session, were acquired during the treatment of the 15 patients. The overall mean of the R ratios was equal to 1.005 ± 0.014 (1 SD), with 96.9% of tests within ± 5%. The 2 D image γ-like analysis showed an overall γmean of 0.39 ± 0.12 with 96.1% of tests within the tolerance level, and an average Pγ<1 value equal to 96.4 ± 3.6% with 95.4% of tests with Pγ<1 > 90%. Paradigmatic discrepancies were observed in three patients: a set-up error and a patient morphological change were identified thanks to CBCT image analysis whereas the third discrepancy was not fully justified. Conclusions This procedure can provide improved patient safety as well as a first step to integrate IVD and CBCT dose recalculation.
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Consorti, R., Fidanzio, A., Brainovich, V., Mangiacotti, F., De Spirito, M., Mirri, M. A., Petrucci, A., EPID-based in vivo dosimetry for stereotactic body radiotherapy of non-small cell lung tumors: Initial clinical experience, <<PHYSICA MEDICA>>, 2017; 42 (7): 157-161. [doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2017.09.133] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/172185]
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