Feasibility of CBCT-based dose calculation: Comparative analysis of HU adjustment techniques

Irina Fotina*, Johannes Hopfgartner, Markus Stock, Thomas Steininger, Carola Lütgendorf-Caucig, Dietmar Georg

*Korrespondierende:r Autor:in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Beitrag in Fachzeitschrift (peer-reviewed)Artikel in Fachzeitschrift

111 Zitate (Scopus)

Abstract

Background and purpose: The aim of this work was to compare the accuracy of different HU adjustments for CBCT-based dose calculation. Methods and materials: Dose calculation was performed on CBCT images of 30 patients. In the first two approaches phantom-based (Pha-CC) and population-based (Pop-CC) conversion curves were used. The third method (WAB) represents override of the structures with standard densities for water, air and bone. In ROI mapping approach all structures were overridden with average HUs from planning CT. All techniques were benchmarked to the Pop-CC and CT-based plans by DVH comparison and γ-index analysis. Results: For prostate plans, WAB and ROI mapping compared to Pop-CC showed differences in PTV Dmedian below 2%. The WAB and Pha-CC methods underestimated the bladder dose in IMRT plans. In lung cases PTV coverage was underestimated by Pha-CC method by 2.3% and slightly overestimated by the WAB and ROI techniques. The use of the Pha-CC method for head-neck IMRT plans resulted in difference in PTV coverage up to 5%. Dose calculation with WAB and ROI techniques showed better agreement with pCT than conversion curve-based approaches. Conclusions: Density override techniques provide an accurate alternative to the conversion curve-based methods for dose calculation on CBCT images.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)249-256
Seitenumfang8
FachzeitschriftRadiotherapy and Oncology
Jahrgang104
Ausgabenummer2
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Aug. 2012
Extern publiziertJa

ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete

  • Hämatologie
  • Onkologie
  • Radiologie, Nuklearmedizin und Bildgebung

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