Observations of prostate intrafractional motion during external beam radiation therapy

J. S. Li, Alan Pollack, E. M. Horwitz, M. K. Buyyounouski, C. M. Ma

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Abstract

Results of real-time monitoring of prostate intrafractional motion during external beam radiation therapy are presented based on the observation using the Calypso 4D localization system with implanted electron-magnetic transponders in the prostate gland. Prostate displacement during treatment was sampled at a frequency of 10Hz and the data for 105 patients was analyzed. The fractional time that the prostate was displaced by more than 3, 5, 7 and 10mm was calculated for each patient. The statistical results of the prostate displacement in each direction and possible reduction from employing intrafractional intervention are discussed. About 29% of the treatment fractions needed intervention at least once if the displacement threshold was 3mm off the base line in all the three directions and the percentage was reduced to 5% after the threshold increased to 5mm. The percentage time of prostate off the base line by 3mm and 5mm in any direction is 13.4% and 1.8%, respectively, for the 105 patients investigated, and 41% and 15% respectively for 7 patients who exhibited the largest prostate motion, if no intervention was performed during the treatment. The mean and standard deviation of the prostate displacement were less than 1mm in any direction for all the patients. In contrast, the mean values for the 7 patients were significantly higher, 1.4mm in S-I direction and 2.3mm in A-P direction. Comparing with other geometrical uncertainties, the prostate intrafractional motion is not a major contributor for the general patient population and prostate motion tracking during the treatment plays a small role in the treatment margin reduction. However, a small fraction of patients who have large intrafractional motion can benefit significantly from real-time motion tracking and threshold-based intervention based on our current margin setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
Volume25
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Radiation Oncology - Munich, Germany
Duration: Sep 7 2009Sep 12 2009

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OtherWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Radiation Oncology
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period9/7/099/12/09

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Radiotherapy
Transponders
Electrons
Monitoring
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Uncertainty

Keywords

  • Intrafractional motion
  • Prostate cancer
  • Treatment margin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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Li, J. S., Pollack, A., Horwitz, E. M., Buyyounouski, M. K., & Ma, C. M. (2009). Observations of prostate intrafractional motion during external beam radiation therapy. In IFMBE Proceedings (1 ed., Vol. 25, pp. 499-502) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03474-9-140

Observations of prostate intrafractional motion during external beam radiation therapy. / Li, J. S.; Pollack, Alan; Horwitz, E. M.; Buyyounouski, M. K.; Ma, C. M.

IFMBE Proceedings. Vol. 25 1. ed. 2009. p. 499-502.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Li, JS, Pollack, A, Horwitz, EM, Buyyounouski, MK & Ma, CM 2009, Observations of prostate intrafractional motion during external beam radiation therapy. in IFMBE Proceedings. 1 edn, vol. 25, pp. 499-502, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Radiation Oncology, Munich, Germany, 9/7/09. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03474-9-140
Li JS, Pollack A, Horwitz EM, Buyyounouski MK, Ma CM. Observations of prostate intrafractional motion during external beam radiation therapy. In IFMBE Proceedings. 1 ed. Vol. 25. 2009. p. 499-502 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03474-9-140
Li, J. S. ; Pollack, Alan ; Horwitz, E. M. ; Buyyounouski, M. K. ; Ma, C. M. / Observations of prostate intrafractional motion during external beam radiation therapy. IFMBE Proceedings. Vol. 25 1. ed. 2009. pp. 499-502
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