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A new algorithm for autoreconstruction of catheters in computed tomography-based brachytherapy treatment planning

N. Milickovic, D. Baltas, S. Giannouli, M. Lahanas, N. Zamboglou
2001 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering  
This paper describes innovative software for automatic reconstruction, which we term autoreconstruction, of plastic and metallic brachytherapy catheters using CT data.  ...  The patient data consists of a set of post-implantation CT images with the catheters in situ in their final positions.  ...  Computers are now essential for the treatment planning procedure, particularly for CT based planning techniques.  ... 
doi:10.1109/10.914801 pmid:11327506 fatcat:koas3sy7ubcqhozmayzsqcr3pe

Catheter autoreconstruction in computed tomography based brachytherapy treatment planning

N. Milickovic, S. Giannouli, D. Baltas, M. Lahanas, C. Kolotas, N. Zamboglou, N. Uzunoglu
2000 Medical Physics (Lancaster)  
The aim of this study is to develop an automatic reconstruction of brachytherapy catheters using CT ͑computed tomography͒ data.  ...  Previously no such automatic facility has existed in any treatment planning software.  ...  CONCLUSIONS Our autoreconstruction algorithm significantly improves, simplifies and accelerates the imaging based brachytherapy treatment planning procedure.  ... 
doi:10.1118/1.598995 pmid:10841409 fatcat:4ayjv6zgl5hytj5wruqw23amqm

CT imaging based digitally reconstructed radiographs and their application in brachytherapy

N Milickovic, D Baltas, S Giannouli, M Lahanas, N Zamboglou
2000 Physics in Medicine and Biology  
The advantages of using such DRRs in modern 3D brachytherapy treatment planning are shown.  ...  These DRR images can be used in three-dimensional treatment planning for external beam radiotherapy as well as for brachytherapy in the same way as conventional radiographic films.  ...  -Milickovic N, Giannouli S, Baltas D, Lahanas M, Kolotas C, Zamboglou N and Uzunoglu N 2000 Catheter autoreconstruction in computed tomography based brachytherapy treatment planning Med.  ... 
doi:10.1088/0031-9155/45/10/305 pmid:11049172 fatcat:rg4wo4op5ja4jctjxykb6yibby