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Title: Dosimetric Evaluation of Heterogeneity Corrections for RTOG 0236: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy of Inoperable Stage I-II Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Abstract

Purpose: Using a retrospective analysis of treatment plans submitted from multiple institutions accruing patients to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0236 non-small-cell stereotactic body radiotherapy protocol, the present study determined the dose prescription and critical structure constraints for future stereotactic body radiotherapy lung protocols that mandate density-corrected dose calculations. Method and Materials: A subset of 20 patients from four institutions participating in the RTOG 0236 protocol and using superposition/convolution algorithms were compared. The RTOG 0236 protocol required a prescription dose of 60 Gy delivered in three fractions to cover 95% of the planning target volume. Additional requirements were specified for target dose heterogeneity and the dose to normal tissue/structures. The protocol required each site to plan the patient's treatment using unit density, and another plan with the same monitor units and applying density corrections was also submitted. These plans were compared to determine the dose differences. Two-sided, paired Student's t tests were used to evaluate these differences. Results: With heterogeneity corrections applied, the planning target volume receiving {>=}60 Gy decreased, on average, 10.1% (standard error, 2.7%) from 95% (p = .001). The maximal dose to any point {>=}2 cm away from the planning target volume increased from 35.2 Gymore » (standard error, 1.7) to 38.5 Gy (standard error, 2.2). Conclusion: Statistically significant dose differences were found with the heterogeneity corrections. The information provided in the present study is being used to design future heterogeneity-corrected RTOG stereotactic body radiotherapy lung protocols to match the true dose delivered for RTOG 0236.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]; ; ;  [4];  [5]
  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (United States), E-mail: ying.xiao@jefferson.edu
  2. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX (United States)
  3. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  4. Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (United States)
  5. Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21172689
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.11.019; PII: S0360-3016(08)03800-5; Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0360-3016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ALGORITHMS; CARCINOMAS; CORRECTIONS; ERRORS; EVALUATION; LUNGS; PATIENTS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOTHERAPY

Citation Formats

Xiao Ying, Papiez, Lech, Paulus, Rebecca, Timmerman, Robert, Straube, William L., Bosch, Walter R., Michalski, Jeff, and Galvin, James M. Dosimetric Evaluation of Heterogeneity Corrections for RTOG 0236: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy of Inoperable Stage I-II Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.11.019.
Xiao Ying, Papiez, Lech, Paulus, Rebecca, Timmerman, Robert, Straube, William L., Bosch, Walter R., Michalski, Jeff, & Galvin, James M. Dosimetric Evaluation of Heterogeneity Corrections for RTOG 0236: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy of Inoperable Stage I-II Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.11.019.
Xiao Ying, Papiez, Lech, Paulus, Rebecca, Timmerman, Robert, Straube, William L., Bosch, Walter R., Michalski, Jeff, and Galvin, James M. Sun . "Dosimetric Evaluation of Heterogeneity Corrections for RTOG 0236: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy of Inoperable Stage I-II Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.11.019.
@article{osti_21172689,
title = {Dosimetric Evaluation of Heterogeneity Corrections for RTOG 0236: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy of Inoperable Stage I-II Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer},
author = {Xiao Ying and Papiez, Lech and Paulus, Rebecca and Timmerman, Robert and Straube, William L. and Bosch, Walter R. and Michalski, Jeff and Galvin, James M.},
abstractNote = {Purpose: Using a retrospective analysis of treatment plans submitted from multiple institutions accruing patients to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0236 non-small-cell stereotactic body radiotherapy protocol, the present study determined the dose prescription and critical structure constraints for future stereotactic body radiotherapy lung protocols that mandate density-corrected dose calculations. Method and Materials: A subset of 20 patients from four institutions participating in the RTOG 0236 protocol and using superposition/convolution algorithms were compared. The RTOG 0236 protocol required a prescription dose of 60 Gy delivered in three fractions to cover 95% of the planning target volume. Additional requirements were specified for target dose heterogeneity and the dose to normal tissue/structures. The protocol required each site to plan the patient's treatment using unit density, and another plan with the same monitor units and applying density corrections was also submitted. These plans were compared to determine the dose differences. Two-sided, paired Student's t tests were used to evaluate these differences. Results: With heterogeneity corrections applied, the planning target volume receiving {>=}60 Gy decreased, on average, 10.1% (standard error, 2.7%) from 95% (p = .001). The maximal dose to any point {>=}2 cm away from the planning target volume increased from 35.2 Gy (standard error, 1.7) to 38.5 Gy (standard error, 2.2). Conclusion: Statistically significant dose differences were found with the heterogeneity corrections. The information provided in the present study is being used to design future heterogeneity-corrected RTOG stereotactic body radiotherapy lung protocols to match the true dose delivered for RTOG 0236.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.11.019},
journal = {International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics},
issn = {0360-3016},
number = 4,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {3}
}