Journal article

An integrated system for clinical treatment verification of HDR prostate brachytherapy combining source tracking with pretreatment imaging

Ryan L Smith, Max Hanlon, Vanessa Panettieri, Jeremy L Millar, Bronwyn Matheson, Annette Haworth, Rick D Franich

Brachytherapy | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: High-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy treatment is usually delivered in one or a few large dose fractions. Poor execution of a planned treatment could have significant clinical impact, as high doses are delivered in seconds, and mistakes in an individual fraction cannot be easily rectified. Given that most potential errors in HDR brachytherapy ultimately lead to a geographical miss, a more direct approach to verification of correct treatment delivery is to directly monitor the position of the source throughout the treatment. In this work, we report on the clinical implementation of our treatment verification system that uniquely combines the 2D source-tracking capability with ..

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Grants

Awarded by Radiation Oncology Section of the Australian Government Department of Health through Cancer Australia's Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

This research received funding from the Radiation Oncology Section of the Australian Government Department of Health (formerly Department of Health and Aging) through Cancer Australia's Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (Project ID: 616614).