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Title: Time-Adjusted Internal Target Volume: A Novel Approach Focusing on Heterogeneity of Tumor Motion Based on 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography Imaging for Radiation Therapy Planning of Lung Cancer

Abstract

Purpose: To consider nonuniform tumor motion within the internal target volume (ITV) by defining time-adjusted ITV (TTV), a volume designed to include heterogeneity of tumor existence on the basis of 4-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT). Methods and Materials: We evaluated 30 lung cancer patients. Breath-hold CT (BH-CT) and free-breathing 4D-CT scans were acquired for each patient. The tumors were manually delineated using a lung CT window setting (window, 1600 HU; level, −300 HU). Tumor in BH-CT images was defined as gross tumor volume (GTV), and the sum of tumors in 4D-CT images was defined as ITV-4D. The TTV images were generated from the 4D-CT datasets, and the tumor existence probability within ITV-4D was calculated. We calculated the TTV{sub 80} value, which is the percentage of the volume with a tumor existence probability that exceeded 80% on ITV-4D. Several factors that affected the TTV{sub 80} value, such as the ITV-4D/GTV ratio or tumor centroid deviation, were evaluated. Results: Time-adjusted ITV images were acquired for all patients, and tumor respiratory motion heterogeneity was visualized. The median (range) ITV-4D/GTV ratio and median tumor centroid deviation were 1.6 (1.0-4.1) and 6.3 mm (0.1-30.3 mm), respectively. The median TTV{sub 80} value was 43.3% (2.9-98.7%). Strong correlations were observedmore » between the TTV{sub 80} value and the ITV-4D/GTV ratio (R=−0.71) and tumor centroid deviation (R=−0.72). The TTV images revealed the tumor motion pattern features within ITV. Conclusions: The TTV images reflected nonuniform tumor motion, and they revealed the tumor motion pattern features, suggesting that the TTV concept may facilitate various aspects of radiation therapy planning of lung cancer while incorporating respiratory motion in the future.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]; ;  [3]; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [4];  [1]
  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
  3. Division of Radiation Therapy, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima (Japan)
  4. Department of Radiation Oncology, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22420403
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics; Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; CAT SCANNING; LUNGS; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; PLANNING; RADIOTHERAPY; RESPIRATION

Citation Formats

Nishibuchi, Ikuno, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima, Kimura, Tomoki, E-mail: tkkimura@hiroshima-u.ac.jp, Nakashima, Takeo, Ochi, Yusuke, Takahashi, Ippei, Doi, Yoshiko, Kenjo, Masahiro, Kaneyasu, Yuko, Ozawa, Syuichi, Murakami, Yuji, Wadasaki, Koichi, and Nagata, Yasushi. Time-Adjusted Internal Target Volume: A Novel Approach Focusing on Heterogeneity of Tumor Motion Based on 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography Imaging for Radiation Therapy Planning of Lung Cancer. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1016/J.IJROBP.2014.04.050.
Nishibuchi, Ikuno, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima, Kimura, Tomoki, E-mail: tkkimura@hiroshima-u.ac.jp, Nakashima, Takeo, Ochi, Yusuke, Takahashi, Ippei, Doi, Yoshiko, Kenjo, Masahiro, Kaneyasu, Yuko, Ozawa, Syuichi, Murakami, Yuji, Wadasaki, Koichi, & Nagata, Yasushi. Time-Adjusted Internal Target Volume: A Novel Approach Focusing on Heterogeneity of Tumor Motion Based on 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography Imaging for Radiation Therapy Planning of Lung Cancer. United States. doi:10.1016/J.IJROBP.2014.04.050.
Nishibuchi, Ikuno, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima, Kimura, Tomoki, E-mail: tkkimura@hiroshima-u.ac.jp, Nakashima, Takeo, Ochi, Yusuke, Takahashi, Ippei, Doi, Yoshiko, Kenjo, Masahiro, Kaneyasu, Yuko, Ozawa, Syuichi, Murakami, Yuji, Wadasaki, Koichi, and Nagata, Yasushi. Fri . "Time-Adjusted Internal Target Volume: A Novel Approach Focusing on Heterogeneity of Tumor Motion Based on 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography Imaging for Radiation Therapy Planning of Lung Cancer". United States. doi:10.1016/J.IJROBP.2014.04.050.
@article{osti_22420403,
title = {Time-Adjusted Internal Target Volume: A Novel Approach Focusing on Heterogeneity of Tumor Motion Based on 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography Imaging for Radiation Therapy Planning of Lung Cancer},
author = {Nishibuchi, Ikuno and Department of Radiation Oncology, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima and Kimura, Tomoki, E-mail: tkkimura@hiroshima-u.ac.jp and Nakashima, Takeo and Ochi, Yusuke and Takahashi, Ippei and Doi, Yoshiko and Kenjo, Masahiro and Kaneyasu, Yuko and Ozawa, Syuichi and Murakami, Yuji and Wadasaki, Koichi and Nagata, Yasushi},
abstractNote = {Purpose: To consider nonuniform tumor motion within the internal target volume (ITV) by defining time-adjusted ITV (TTV), a volume designed to include heterogeneity of tumor existence on the basis of 4-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT). Methods and Materials: We evaluated 30 lung cancer patients. Breath-hold CT (BH-CT) and free-breathing 4D-CT scans were acquired for each patient. The tumors were manually delineated using a lung CT window setting (window, 1600 HU; level, −300 HU). Tumor in BH-CT images was defined as gross tumor volume (GTV), and the sum of tumors in 4D-CT images was defined as ITV-4D. The TTV images were generated from the 4D-CT datasets, and the tumor existence probability within ITV-4D was calculated. We calculated the TTV{sub 80} value, which is the percentage of the volume with a tumor existence probability that exceeded 80% on ITV-4D. Several factors that affected the TTV{sub 80} value, such as the ITV-4D/GTV ratio or tumor centroid deviation, were evaluated. Results: Time-adjusted ITV images were acquired for all patients, and tumor respiratory motion heterogeneity was visualized. The median (range) ITV-4D/GTV ratio and median tumor centroid deviation were 1.6 (1.0-4.1) and 6.3 mm (0.1-30.3 mm), respectively. The median TTV{sub 80} value was 43.3% (2.9-98.7%). Strong correlations were observed between the TTV{sub 80} value and the ITV-4D/GTV ratio (R=−0.71) and tumor centroid deviation (R=−0.72). The TTV images revealed the tumor motion pattern features within ITV. Conclusions: The TTV images reflected nonuniform tumor motion, and they revealed the tumor motion pattern features, suggesting that the TTV concept may facilitate various aspects of radiation therapy planning of lung cancer while incorporating respiratory motion in the future.},
doi = {10.1016/J.IJROBP.2014.04.050},
journal = {International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics},
number = 5,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Fri Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}