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Day-To-Day Variations in Fraction-Specific Motion Modeling Using Patient 4DCBCT Images

S Dhou

S Dhou1*, W Cai1 , M Hurwitz1 , C Williams1 , F Cifter1 , M Myronakis1 , D Ionascu2 , J Lewis1 , (1) Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, (2) William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI


SU-E-J-151 (Sunday, July 12, 2015) 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Room: Exhibit Hall

Purpose: The goal of this study is to quantify the interfraction reproducibility of patient-specific motion models derived from 4DCBCT acquired on the day of treatment of lung cancer stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) patients.

Methods: Motion models are derived from patient 4DCBCT images acquired daily over 3-5 fractions of treatment by 1) applying deformable image registration between each 4DCBCT image and a reference phase from that day, resulting in a set of displacement vector fields (DVFs), and 2) performing principal component analysis (PCA) on the DVFs to derive a motion model. The motion model from the first day of treatment is compared to motion models from each successive day of treatment to quantify variability in motion models generated from different days. Four SBRT patient datasets have been acquired thus far in this IRB approved study.

Results: Fraction-specific motion models for each fraction and patient were derived and PCA eigenvectors and their associated eigenvalues are compared for each fraction. For the first patient dataset, the average root mean square error between the first two eigenvectors associated with the highest two eigenvalues, in four fractions was 0.1, while it was 0.25 between the last three PCA eigenvectors associated with the lowest three eigenvalues. It was found that the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of PCA motion models for each treatment fraction have variations and the first few eigenvectors are shown to be more stable across treatment fractions than others.

Conclusion: Analysis of this dataset showed that the first two eigenvectors of the PCA patient-specific motion models derived from 4DCBCT were stable over the course of several treatment fractions. The third, fourth, and fifth eigenvectors had larger variations.

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