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Title: Sci—Thur AM: YIS - 10: Use of the Microsoft Kinect for applications of patient surface data to radiotherapy

Current techniques to acquire patient surface data are often very expensive and lack flexibility. In this study, the use of the Microsoft Kinect to reliably acquire 3D scans of patient surface is investigated. A design is presented to make the system easily applicable to the clinic. Potential applications of the device to radiotherapy are also presented. Scan reproducibility was tested by repeatedly scanning an anthropomorphic phantom. Scan accuracy was tested by comparing Kinect scans to the surface extracted from a CT dataset of a Rando® anthropomorphic phantom, which was considered as the true reference surface. Average signed distances of 0.12 ± 2.34 mm and 0.13 ± 2.04 mm were obtained between the compared surfaces for reproducibility and accuracy respectively. This is conclusive, since it indicates that the variations observed come largely from noise distributed around an average distance close to 0 mm. Moreover, the range of the noise is small enough for the system to reliably capture a patient's surface. A system was also designed using two Kinects used together to acquire 3D surfaces in a quick and stable way that is applicable to the clinic. Finally, applications of the device to radiotherapy are demonstrated. Its use to detect localmore » positioning errors is presented, where small local variations difficult to see with the naked eye are clearly visible. The system was also used to predict collisions using gantry and patient scans and thus ensure the safety of unconventional trajectories.« less
Authors:
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  1. McGill University, Montréal, QC (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22409506
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ACCURACY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; PATIENTS; PHANTOMS; RADIOTHERAPY; SURFACES