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Dual Modality Verification for Respiratory Gating Using New Real-Time Tumor Tracking Radiotherapy System

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T Shiinoki

T Shiinoki1*, S Kawamura2 , M Koike2 , Y Yuasa2 , T Uehara2 , K Fujimoto2 , H Hanazawa1 , K Shibuya1 , (1) Yamaguchi University, Ube, Yamaguchi, (2) Yamaguchi University Hospital, Ube, Yamaguchi


SU-G-JeP1-8 (Sunday, July 31, 2016) 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Room: ePoster Theater

Purpose:The respiratory gating system combined the TrueBeam and a new real-time tumor-tracking radiotherapy system (RTRT) was installed. The RTRT system consists of two x-ray tubes and color image intensifiers. Using fluoroscopic images, the fiducial marker which was implanted near the tumor was tracked and was used as the internal surrogate for respiratory gating. The purposes of this study was to develop the verification technique of the respiratory gating with the new RTRT using cine electronic portal image device images (EPIDs) of TrueBeam and log files of the RTRT.
Methods:A patient who underwent respiratory gated SBRT of the lung using the RTRT were enrolled in this study. For a patient, the log files of three-dimensional coordinate of fiducial marker used as an internal surrogate were acquired using the RTRT. Simultaneously, the cine EPIDs were acquired during respiratory gated radiotherapy. The data acquisition was performed for one field at five sessions during the course of SBRT. The residual motion errors were calculated using the log files (Elog). The fiducial marker used as an internal surrogate into the cine EPIDs was automatically extracted by in-house software based on the template-matching algorithm. The differences between the the marker positions of cine EPIDs and digitally reconstructed radiograph were calculated (EEPID).
Results:Marker detection on EPID using in-house software was influenced by low image contrast. For one field during the course of SBRT, the respiratory gating using the RTRT showed the mean ± S.D. of 95th percentile EEPID were 1.3 ± 0.3 mm,1.1 ± 0.5 mm,and those of Elog were 1.5 ± 0.2 mm, 1.1 ± 0.2 mm in LR and SI directions, respectively.
Conclusion:We have developed the verification method of respiratory gating combined TrueBeam and new real-time tumor-tracking radiotherapy system using EPIDs and log files.

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