MRI integration into treatment planning of head and neck tumors: Can patient immobilization be avoided?

Valerio Fortunati, René F. Verhaart, Gerda M. Verduijn, Aad Van Der Lugt, Francesco Angeloni, Wiro J. Niessen, Jifke F. Veenland, Margarethus M. Paulides, Theo Van Walsum

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Abstract

To assess whether deformable registration between CT and MR images can be used to avoid patient immobilization, we compared registration accuracy in various scenarios, with and without immobilization equipment. Whereas both deformable registration and the use of immobilization equipment improved the registration accuracy, the combination gave the best alignment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Deformable registration
  • Head and neck
  • Hyperthermia
  • MRI
  • Patient immobilization
  • Radiotherapy
  • Treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Hematology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Fortunati, V., Verhaart, R. F., Verduijn, G. M., Van Der Lugt, A., Angeloni, F., Niessen, W. J., Veenland, J. F., Paulides, M. M., & Van Walsum, T. (2015). MRI integration into treatment planning of head and neck tumors: Can patient immobilization be avoided? Radiotherapy and Oncology, 115(2), 191-194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2015.03.021