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Target motion variability and on-line positioning accuracy during external-beam radiation therapy of prostate cancer with an endorectal balloon device


El-Bassiouni, Mazen; Davis, J Bernard; El-Attar, Inas; Studer, Gabriela M; Lütolf, Urs M; Ciernik, I Frank (2006). Target motion variability and on-line positioning accuracy during external-beam radiation therapy of prostate cancer with an endorectal balloon device. Strahlentherapie und Onkologie, 182(9):531-536.

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Purpose:: To prospectively define the setup error and the interfraction prostate localization accuracy of the planning target volume (PTV) in the presence of an endorectal balloon (ERB) device. Patients and Methods:: Weekly portal images (PIs) of 15 patients undergoing external-beam radiotherapy were analyzed. Displacements of the isocenter and the center of the ERB were measured. The setup and target motion variability were assessed with regard to the position variability of the ERB. Results:: The setup error was random and target motion variability was largest in the craniocaudal direction. The mean displacement of the isocenter was 2.1 mm (± 1.2 mm SD [standard deviation]), 2.4 mm (± 2.2 mm SD), and 3.8 mm (± 4.0 mm SD) in the left-right, craniocaudal, and anteroposterior directions, respectively (p = 0.1). The mean displacement of the ERB was 2.0 mm (± 1.4 mm SD), 4.1 mm (± 2.0 mm SD), and 3.8 mm (± 3.3 mm SD; p = 0.03). Setup margin and internal margin contributed equally to the PTV margin. Cumulative placement insecurity of the field and the ERB together was 4.0 mm (± 2.1 mm SD) laterally, 6.4 mm (± 2.5 mm SD) craniocaudally, and 7.7 mm (± 7.0 mm SD) anteroposteriorly. The 95% CIs (confidence intervals) were 2.9-5.2 mm, 5.1-7.8 mm, and 3.8-11.5 mm. In 35% of cases, the estimation of the dorsal margin exceeded 1 cm. Conclusion:: Margin estimate dorsally may exceed 1 cm and on-line position verification with an ERB cannot be recommended for dose escalation > 70 Gy

Abstract

Purpose:: To prospectively define the setup error and the interfraction prostate localization accuracy of the planning target volume (PTV) in the presence of an endorectal balloon (ERB) device. Patients and Methods:: Weekly portal images (PIs) of 15 patients undergoing external-beam radiotherapy were analyzed. Displacements of the isocenter and the center of the ERB were measured. The setup and target motion variability were assessed with regard to the position variability of the ERB. Results:: The setup error was random and target motion variability was largest in the craniocaudal direction. The mean displacement of the isocenter was 2.1 mm (± 1.2 mm SD [standard deviation]), 2.4 mm (± 2.2 mm SD), and 3.8 mm (± 4.0 mm SD) in the left-right, craniocaudal, and anteroposterior directions, respectively (p = 0.1). The mean displacement of the ERB was 2.0 mm (± 1.4 mm SD), 4.1 mm (± 2.0 mm SD), and 3.8 mm (± 3.3 mm SD; p = 0.03). Setup margin and internal margin contributed equally to the PTV margin. Cumulative placement insecurity of the field and the ERB together was 4.0 mm (± 2.1 mm SD) laterally, 6.4 mm (± 2.5 mm SD) craniocaudally, and 7.7 mm (± 7.0 mm SD) anteroposteriorly. The 95% CIs (confidence intervals) were 2.9-5.2 mm, 5.1-7.8 mm, and 3.8-11.5 mm. In 35% of cases, the estimation of the dorsal margin exceeded 1 cm. Conclusion:: Margin estimate dorsally may exceed 1 cm and on-line position verification with an ERB cannot be recommended for dose escalation > 70 Gy

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
Health Sciences > Oncology
Language:English
Date:1 September 2006
Deposited On:14 Dec 2018 17:57
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:53
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0179-7158
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00066-006-1581-1

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