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Radiation Physics

Section edited by Christoph Bert and Katia Parodi

The Radiation Physics section aims at providing a platform for medical physics research and applications in radiation oncology. This includes innovative developments in the application of physical sciences to radiation oncology, spanning the broad range of advanced beam delivery and imaging, dosimetry, computation, modeling and data processing. Contributions proposing innovative methodological approaches or presenting original assessment on the clinical relevance of new technologies are welcome. Space is also given to review contributions on timely topics, as well as invited key reviews from renowned experts. Hence, the Radiation Physics section addresses contemporary cutting-edge research and methodological advancements for improved clinical practice, as well as reviews of relevant medical physics issues in radiation oncology, offering a fast review process and broad outreach.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Dose calculations in intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT) rely on the conventional assumption of water-equivalent tissues at the applicator end, which defines a flat irradiation surface. However, ...

    Authors: Verónica García-Vázquez, Begoña Sesé-Lucio, Felipe A. Calvo, Juan J. Vaquero, Manuel Desco and Javier Pascau

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:243

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  2. Content type: Research

    Since the introduction of tumor tracking in radiotherapy, it is possible to ensure a precise irradiation of moving targets. To follow the tumor movement, most systems rely on the detection of implanted markers...

    Authors: Marc Ziegler, Tobias Brandt, Sebastian Lettmaier, Rainer Fietkau and Christoph Bert

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:242

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  3. Content type: Research

    Advanced clinical applications, such as dose accumulation and adaptive radiation therapy, require deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms capable of voxel-wise accurate mapping of treatment dose or func...

    Authors: An Qin, Dan Ionascu, Jian Liang, Xiao Han, Nicolette O’Connell and Di Yan

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:240

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  4. Content type: Research

    To introduce the benefits of tangent-based volumetric modulated arc therapy (TVMAT), an innovative radiotherapy planning technique, compared with traditional volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for advance...

    Authors: Pei-Chieh Yu, Ching-Jung Wu, Hsin-Hua Nien, Louis Tak Lui, Suzun Shaw and Yu-Lun Tsai

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:236

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  5. Content type: Research

    A new strategy is introduced combining the use of Multi-Criteria Optimization-based Trade-Off Exploration (TO) and RapidPlan™ (RP) for the selection of optimisation parameters that improve the trade-off betwee...

    Authors: Eliane Miguel-Chumacero, Garry Currie, Abigail Johnston and Suzanne Currie

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:229

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  6. Content type: Research

    Neoadjuvant radio(chemo)therapy of non-metastasized, borderline resectable or unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer is complex and prone to cause side-effects, e.g., in gastrointestinal organs. Inten...

    Authors: Sarah Stefanowicz, Kristin Stützer, Sebastian Zschaeck, Annika Jakobi and Esther G. C. Troost

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:228

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  7. Content type: Research

    The dosimetric leaf gap (DLG) and multileaf collimator (MLC) transmission are two important systematic parameters used to model the rounded MLC leaf ends effect when commissioning an Eclipse treatment planning...

    Authors: Chih-Yuan Lin, An-Cheng Shiau, Jin-Huei Ji, Chia-Jung Lee, Ti-Hao Wang, Shu-Hui Hsu and Ji-An Liang

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:222

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  8. Content type: Research

    Radiotherapy of liver metastases is commonly being performed with photon-beam based stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The high risk for radiation-induced liver disease (RILD) is a limiting factor in ...

    Authors: Gracinda Mondlane, Ana Ureba, Michael Gubanski, P A Lind and Albert Siegbahn

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:206

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  9. Content type: Research

    Technological advances in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) radiation therapy (RT) by high conformal treatments potentially increase control over organs-at-risk (OARs) dose distribution. However, plan optimization remains...

    Authors: Stefania Clemente, Caterina Oliviero, Giuseppe Palma, Vittoria D’Avino, Raffaele Liuzzi, Manuel Conson, Roberto Pacelli and Laura Cella

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:202

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  10. Content type: Research

    Computed tomography (CT) data used for patient radiotherapy planning can nowadays be used to create 3D-printed boluses. Nevertheless, this methodology requires a second CT scan and planning process when immobi...

    Authors: Giovanna Dipasquale, Alexis Poirier, Yannick Sprunger, Johannes Wilhelmus Edmond Uiterwijk and Raymond Miralbell

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:203

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  11. Content type: Research

    In adults, a single pre-treatment four-dimensional CT (4D-CT) acquisition is often used to account for respiratory-induced target motion during radiotherapy. However, studies have indicated that a 4D-CT is not...

    Authors: Sophie C. Huijskens, Irma W. E. M. van Dijk, Jorrit Visser, Brian V. Balgobind, Coen R. N. Rasch, Tanja Alderliesten and Arjan Bel

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:198

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  12. Content type: Research

    Modern radiotherapy offers the possibility of highly accurate tumor treatment. To benefit from this precision at its best, regular positioning verification is necessary. By the use of image-guided radiotherapy...

    Authors: Katharina Bell, Norbert Licht, Christian Rübe and Yvonne Dzierma

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:190

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has dismal prognosis. Most patients receive radiation therapy (RT), which is complicated by respiration induced organ motion in upper abdomen. The purpose of this study is to r...

    Authors: Wensha Yang, Zhaoyang Fan, Zixin Deng, Jianing Pang, Xiaoming Bi, Benedick A Fraass, Howard Sandler, Debiao Li and Richard Tuli

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:191

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  14. Content type: Research

    Despite dosimetric benefits of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in breast cancer patients with implant reconstruction receiving regional nodal irradiation (RNI), low dose to the thoracic structures rema...

    Authors: Vishruta A. Dumane, Kitwadee Saksornchai, Ying Zhou, Linda Hong, Simon Powell and Alice Y. Ho

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:187

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  15. Content type: Research

    A novel remote method for external dosimetric TPS-planned auditing of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for clinical trials using electronic portal imaging dev...

    Authors: Narges Miri, Kimberley Legge, Kim Colyvas, Joerg Lehmann, Philip Vial, Alisha Moore, Monica Harris and Peter B. Greer

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:178

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  16. Content type: Research

    To measure the absorbed dose rate to water and penumbra of a Gamma Knife® (GK) using a polymethyl metacrylate (PMMA) phantom.

    Authors: Jae Pil Chung, Young Min Seong, Tae Yeon Kim, Yona Choi, Tae Hoon Kim, Hyun Joon Choi, Chul Hee Min, Hamza Benmakhlouf, Kook Jin Chun and Hyun-Tai Chung

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:176

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  17. Content type: Research

    Interfractional organ position variation might differ for abdominal organs and this could have consequences for defining safety margins. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to quantify interfractional posi...

    Authors: Sophie C. Huijskens, Irma W. E. M. van Dijk, Jorrit Visser, Brian V. Balgobind, D. te Lindert, Coen R. N. Rasch, Tanja Alderliesten and Arjan Bel

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:173

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  18. Content type: Research

    Automated treatment planning and/or optimization systems (ATPS) are in the process of broad clinical implementation aiming at reducing inter-planner variability, reducing the planning time allocated for the op...

    Authors: J. Krayenbuehl, M. Zamburlini, S. Ghandour, M. Pachoud, S. Tanadini-Lang, J. Tol, M. Guckenberger and W. F. A. R. Verbakel

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:170

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Radiation Oncology 2018 13:225

  19. Content type: Research

    Daily image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) can contribute to cover extended body volumes with low radiation dose. The effect of additional imaging dose on secondary cancer development is modelled for a collective ...

    Authors: Yvonne Dzierma, Katharina Mikulla, Patrick Richter, Katharina Bell, Patrick Melchior, Frank Nuesken and Christian Rübe

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:168

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  20. Content type: Research

    Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) is an ablative dose delivery technique which requires the highest levels of precision and accuracy. Modeling dose to a lung treatment volume has remained a complex and cha...

    Authors: Dennis J. Mohatt, Tianjun Ma, David B. Wiant, Naveed M. Islam, Jorge Gomez, Anurag K. Singh and Harish K. Malhotra

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:165

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  21. Content type: Research

    A wide application of ultrasound for radiation therapy has been hindered by a few issues such as skin and target deformations due to probe pressure, optical tracking disabilities caused by irregular surfaces a...

    Authors: Heejung Kim, Ah Ram Chang, Sungwoo Cho and Sung-Joon Ye

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:164

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  22. Content type: Research

    This study clarified the mechanical performance of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for prostate cancer generated with a commercial knowledge-based treatment planning (KBP) and whether KBP system ...

    Authors: Mikoto Tamura, Hajime Monzen, Kenji Matsumoto, Kazuki Kubo, Masakazu Otsuka, Masahiro Inada, Hiroshi Doi, Kazuki Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Nakamatsu, Iori Sumida, Hirokazu Mizuno, Do-Kun Yoon and Yasumasa Nishimura

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:163

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  23. Content type: Research

    The demand for dose verification during treatment has risen with the increasing use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in modern radiation therapy. This...

    Authors: So-Yeon Park, Jong Min Park, Jung-in Kim, Sungyoung Lee and Chang Heon Choi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:156

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  24. Content type: Research

    Emerging hypofractionated prostate radiotherapy regimens require solutions for accurate target tracking during beam delivery. The goal of this study is to evaluate the performance of the Clarity ultrasound mon...

    Authors: Bin Han, Mohammad Najafi, David T. Cooper, Martin Lachaine, Rie von Eyben, Steven Hancock and Dimitre Hristov

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:151

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  25. Content type: Research

    Patient-specific distortions, particularly near tissue/air interfaces, require assessment for magnetic resonance (MR) only radiation treatment planning (RTP). However, patients are dynamic due to changes in ph...

    Authors: Carri Glide-Hurst, Siamak Nejad-Davarani, Steffen Weiss, Weili Zheng, Indrin J. Chetty and Steffen Renisch

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:149

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  26. Content type: Research

    The deformable image registration (DIR) technique has the potential to realize the dose accumulation during radiotherapy. This study will analyze the feasibility of evaluating dose-volume parameters for the he...

    Authors: Ying Tong, Yong Yin, Pinjing Cheng and Guanzhong Gong

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:145

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  27. Content type: Research

    The software PRIMO for the Monte Carlo simulation of radiotherapy linacs could potentially act as a independent calculation system to verify the calculations of treatment planning systems. We investigated the ...

    Authors: Marcelino Hermida–López, David Sánchez–Artuñedo and Juan Francisco Calvo–Ortega

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:144

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  28. Content type: Research

    To evaluate the difference of absorbed doses calculated to medium and to water by a Monte Carlo (MC) algorithm based treatment planning system (TPS), and to assess the potential clinical impact to dose prescri...

    Authors: Li Chen, Botian Huang, Xiaoyan Huang, Wufei Cao, Wenzhao Sun and Xiaowu Deng

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:137

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  29. Content type: Research

    Linac output as a function of field sizes has a phantom and a head scatter component. This last term can be measured in-air with appropriate build-up ensuring a complete electron equilibrium and the absence of...

    Authors: A. Fogliata, A. Stravato, G. Reggiori, S. Tomatis, J. Würfel, M. Scorsetti and L. Cozzi

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:126

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  30. Content type: Research

    Better knowledge of the dose-toxicity relationship is essential for safe dose escalation to improve local control in cervical cancer radiotherapy. The conventional dose-toxicity model is based on the dose volu...

    Authors: Jiawei Chen, Haibin Chen, Zichun Zhong, Zhuoyu Wang, Brian Hrycushko, Linghong Zhou, Steve Jiang, Kevin Albuquerque, Xuejun Gu and Xin Zhen

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:125

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  31. Content type: Review

    The use of the Monte Carlo (MC) method in radiotherapy dosimetry has increased almost exponentially in the last decades. Its widespread use in the field has converted this computer simulation technique in a co...

    Authors: Pedro Andreo

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:121

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  32. Content type: Research

    Uncertainties associated with the delivery of treatment to moving organs might compromise the accuracy of treatment. This study explores the impact of intra-fractional anatomical changes in pancreatic patients...

    Authors: Vania Batista, Daniel Richter, Naved Chaudhri, Patrick Naumann, Klaus Herfarth and Oliver Jäkel

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:120

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  33. Content type: Research

    This is a dosimetric comparative study intended to establish appropriate low-to-intermediate dose-constraints for the rectal wall (Rwall) in the context of a randomized phase-II trial on urethra-sparing stereotac...

    Authors: Angèle Dubouloz, Michel Rouzaud, Lev Tsvang, Wilko Verbakel, Mikko Björkqvist, Nadine Linthout, Joana Lencart, Juan María Pérez-Moreno, Zeynep Ozen, Lluís Escude, Thomas Zilli and Raymond Miralbell

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:114

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  34. Content type: Research

    Ion beam radiotherapy provides potential for increased dose conformation to the target volume. To translate it into a clinical advantage, it is necessary to guarantee a precise alignment of the actual internal...

    Authors: M. Martišíková, T. Gehrke, S. Berke, G. Aricò and O. Jäkel

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:109

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  35. Content type: Research

    A new strategy for making the appropriate choice of the representative optimization parameters in planning processes and accurate selection criteria during Pareto surface navigation for general multicriteria o...

    Authors: Juanqi Wang, Zhi Chen, Weiwei Li, Wei Qian, Xiaosheng Wang and Weigang Hu

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:94

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  36. Content type: Review

    Prediction of radiobiological response is a major challenge in radiotherapy. Of several radiobiological models, the linear-quadratic (LQ) model has been best validated by experimental and clinical data. Clinic...

    Authors: C. M. van Leeuwen, A. L. Oei, J. Crezee, A. Bel, N. A. P. Franken, L. J. A. Stalpers and H. P. Kok

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:96

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  37. Content type: Research

    The principle aim of this study is to incorporate 4DCT ventilation imaging into functional treatment planning that preserves high-functioning lung with both double scattering and scanning beam techniques in pr...

    Authors: Qijie Huang, Salma K. Jabbour, Zhiyan Xiao, Ning Yue, Xiao Wang, Hongbin Cao, Yu Kuang, Yin Zhang and Ke Nie

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:78

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  38. Content type: Research

    Postoperative/adjuvant radiotherapy of advanced gastric cancer involves a large planning target volume (PTV) with multi-concave shapes which presents a challenge for volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) pla...

    Authors: Abdul Wahab M. Sharfo, Florian Stieler, Oskar Kupfer, Ben J. M. Heijmen, Maarten L. P. Dirkx, Sebastiaan Breedveld, Frederik Wenz, Frank Lohr, Judit Boda-Heggemann and Daniel Buergy

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:74

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  39. Content type: Research

    During therapeutic beam irradiation, an unvisualized three-dimensional (3D) target position should be estimated using an external surrogate with an estimation model. Training periods for the developed model wi...

    Authors: Hiraku Iramina, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yusuke Iizuka, Takamasa Mitsuyoshi, Yukinori Matsuo, Takashi Mizowaki and Ikuo Kanno

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:73

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  40. Content type: Research

    To evaluate spot-scanning proton arc therapy (SPArc) and multi-field robust optimized intensity modulated proton therapy (RO-IMPT) in treating stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.

    Authors: Xiaoqiang Li, Peyman Kabolizadeh, Di Yan, An Qin, Jun Zhou, Ye Hong, Thomas Guerrero, Inga Grills, Craig Stevens and Xuanfeng Ding

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:35

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  41. Content type: Research

    Tumor-Treating Fields (TTFields) are a novel treatment strategy for glioblastoma (GBM) that is approved for the use concomitantly to adjuvant chemotherapy. Preclinical data suggest a synergistic interaction of...

    Authors: Christoph Straube, Markus Oechsner, Severin Kampfer, Sophia Scharl, Friederike Schmidt-Graf, Jan J. Wilkens and Stephanie E. Combs

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:31

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  42. Content type: Research

    Volumetric-modulated Dynamic WaveArc therapy (VMDWAT) is a non-coplanar continuous volumetric modulated radiation therapy (VMAT) delivery technique. Here, we monitored mechanical errors and their impact on dos...

    Authors: Hideaki Hirashima, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yuki Miyabe, Megumi Uto, Kiyonao Nakamura and Takashi Mizowaki

    Citation: Radiation Oncology 2018 13:27

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