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Cherenkov imaging during volumetric modulated arc therapy for real-time radiation beam tracking and treatment response monitoring
Author(s): Jacqueline M. Andreozzi; Rongxiao Zhang; Adam K Glaser; David J. Gladstone; Lesley A. Jarvis; Brian W. Pogue
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Paper Abstract

External beam radiotherapy utilizes high energy radiation to target cancer with dynamic, patient-specific treatment plans. The otherwise invisible radiation beam can be observed via the optical Cherenkov photons emitted from interaction between the high energy beam and tissue. Using a specialized camera-system, the Cherenkov emission can thus be used to track the radiation beam on the surface of the patient in real-time, even for complex cases such as volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Two patients undergoing VMAT of the head and neck were imaged and analyzed, and the viability of the system to provide clinical feedback was established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9719, Biophysics, Biology, and Biophotonics: the Crossroads, 971905 (9 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212844
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Jacqueline M. Andreozzi, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)
Rongxiao Zhang, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Adam K Glaser, Univ. of Washington (United States)
David J. Gladstone, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr. (United States)
Lesley A. Jarvis, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr. (United States)
Brian W. Pogue, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9719:
Biophysics, Biology, and Biophotonics: the Crossroads
Adam Wax; Vadim Backman, Editor(s)

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