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Dosimetric comparison of inverse planning by simulated annealing (IPSA) and dosepoints optimized treatment plans in high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy of skin lesions using Freiburg flap applicator

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2014
Abstract/Description:
A detailed dosimetric comparison between Inverse Planning by Simulated Annealing (IPSA) and Dose Points (DP) optimized treatment plans has been performed for High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy of skin lesions using Freiburg Flap applicator in order to find out whether or not IPSA offers better clinical dosimetric outcomes for lesions categorized into four different curvatures. Without compromising target coverage, IPSA reduced the volume of Planning Target Volume (lesion) that received at least 125% of the prescription dose on average by 41%. It also reduced the volume of the healthy skin surrounding the lesion that receives at least 100% of the prescription dose on average by 42%. IPSA did not show any advantage over DP in sparing normal structures underlying the lesions treated. Although DP optimization algorithm has been regularly used at Lynn Cancer Institute for HDR brachytherapy of skin lesions, recent upgrades in IPSA software have made IPSA more amenable to rapid treatment planning and therefore IPSA can be used either in place of DP or as its alternative.
Title: Dosimetric comparison of inverse planning by simulated annealing (IPSA) and dose points optimized treatment plans in high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy of skin lesions using Freiburg flap applicator .
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Name(s): Ghebremichael, Bereket Tewolde , author
Ouhib, Zoubir, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 102 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A detailed dosimetric comparison between Inverse Planning by Simulated Annealing (IPSA) and Dose Points (DP) optimized treatment plans has been performed for High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy of skin lesions using Freiburg Flap applicator in order to find out whether or not IPSA offers better clinical dosimetric outcomes for lesions categorized into four different curvatures. Without compromising target coverage, IPSA reduced the volume of Planning Target Volume (lesion) that received at least 125% of the prescription dose on average by 41%. It also reduced the volume of the healthy skin surrounding the lesion that receives at least 100% of the prescription dose on average by 42%. IPSA did not show any advantage over DP in sparing normal structures underlying the lesions treated. Although DP optimization algorithm has been regularly used at Lynn Cancer Institute for HDR brachytherapy of skin lesions, recent upgrades in IPSA software have made IPSA more amenable to rapid treatment planning and therefore IPSA can be used either in place of DP or as its alternative.
Identifier: FA00004285 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2014.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Artificial intelligence -- Medical applications
Cancer -- Treatment
Computational intellingence
Imaging systems in medicine
Medical physics
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