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Detailed dosimetric evaluation of inter-fraction and respiratory motion in lung stereotactic body radiation therapy based on daily 4D cone beam CT images

Autores: Huesa Berral, Carlos; Juan-Cruz, C.; van Kranen, S.; Rossi, M.; Belderbos, J.; Azcona Armendáriz, Juan Diego; Burguete Mas, Javier; Sonke, J. J.
ISSN: 0031-9155
Volumen: 68
Número: 1
Páginas: 015005
Fecha de publicación: 2023
Objective. Periodic respiratory motion and inter-fraction variations are sources of geometric uncertainty in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) of pulmonary lesions. This study extensively evaluates and validates the separate and combined dosimetric effect of both factors using 4D-CT and daily 4D-cone beam CT (CBCT) dose accumulation scenarios. Approach. A first cohort of twenty early stage or metastatic disease lung cancer patients were retrospectively selected to evaluate each scenario. The planned-dose (3D(Ref)) was optimized on a 3D mid-position CT. To estimate the dosimetric impact of respiratory motion (4D(Ref)), inter-fractional variations (3D(Acc)) and the combined effect of both factors (4D(Acc)), three dose accumulation scenarios based on 4D-CT, daily mid-cone beam CT (CBCT) position and 4D-CBCT were implemented via CT-CT/CT-CBCT deformable image registration (DIR) techniques. Each scenario was compared to 3D(Ref.) A separate cohort of ten lung SBRT patients was selected to validate DIR techniques. The distance discordance metric (DDM) was implemented per voxel and per patient for tumor and organs at risk (OARs), and the dosimetric impact for CT-CBCT DIR geometric errors was calculated. Main results. Median and interquartile range (IQR) of the dose difference per voxel were 0.05/2.69 Gy and -0.12/2.68 Gy for 3DAcc-3DRef 4DAcc-3DRef. 4DRef-3DRef