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Treatment planning and delivery of shell dose distribution for precision irradiation
Author(s): Mohammad Matinfar; Santosh Iyer; Eric Ford; John Wong; Peter Kazanzides
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Paper Abstract

The motivation for shell dose irradiation is to deliver a high therapeutic dose to the surrounding supplying blood-vessels of a lesion. Our approach's main utility is in enabling laboratory experiments to test the much disputed hypothesis about tumor vascular damage. That is, at high doses, tumor control is driven by damage to the tumor vascular supply and not the damage to the tumor cells themselves. There is new evidence that bone marrow derived cells can reconstitute tumor blood vessels in mice after irradiation. Shell dosimetry is also of interest to study the effect of radiation on neurogenic stem cells that reside in small niche surface of the mouse ventricles, a generalized form of shell. The type of surface that we are considering as a shell is a sphere which is created by intersection of cylinders. The results are then extended to create the contours of different organ shapes. Specifically, we present a routine to identify the 3-D structure of a mouse brain, project it into 2-D contours and convert the contours into trajectories that can be executed by our platform. We use the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) to demonstrate the dose delivery procedure. The SARRP is a portable system for precision irradiation with beam sizes down to 0.5 mm and optimally planned radiation with on-board cone-beam CT guidance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7625, Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 76252A (24 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.838259
Show Author Affiliations
Mohammad Matinfar, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Santosh Iyer, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Eric Ford, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (United States)
John Wong, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (United States)
Peter Kazanzides, The Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7625:
Medical Imaging 2010: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling
Kenneth H. Wong; Michael I. Miga, Editor(s)

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