Determination of action thresholds for electromagnetic tracking system-guided hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy using volumetric modulated arc therapy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Radiometry
  • Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted
  • Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted
  • Radiotherapy, Conformal

abstract

  • This work introduces a formalism for ensuring a VMAT delivery meets the most clinically important dose requirements by using patient specific and dosimetric-driven action thresholds to hold the beam and reposition the patient when necessary. Such methods can provide improved sensitivity and specificity compared to conventional methods, which assume directionally symmetric action thresholds.

publication date

  • July 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1118/1.3596776

PubMed ID

  • 21858997

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4001

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 38

number

  • 7