Evaluation of CBCT based dose calculation in the thorax and pelvis using two generic algorithms

R.S. Thing, R. Nilsson, S. Andersson, M. Berg, M.D. Lund
2022 Physica medica (Testo stampato)  
This work examines the dosimetric performance of two algorithms creating a corrected CBCT (corrCBCT) and a virtual CT (vCT) implemented in a commercial treatment planning system. 60 patients distributed across all patient groups treated with curative intent at Vejle Hospital (breast, lung, prostate and anal/rectal cancer) were selected for the present study. Clinical treatment plans were recalculated on corrCBCT and vCT, as well as a reference CT (refCT) acquired as close in time to the CBCT
more » ... ge as possible. Recalculated doses were compared using gamma analysis, as well as by comparing D98%, D50%, and D2% for all delineated targets and organs at risk. High dosimetric accuracy is demonstrated on both the corrCBCT and vCT. Gamma 2%/2mm pass rates >98% were found for all patients except two outliers still having >93% pass rates. Equivalence of all evaluated dose metrics within ±1Gy was observed for all patient groups, while the pelvic patients additionally showed equivalence for all metrics within ±1% of the refCT dose. For the thoracic patients, equivalence within ±2.5% was established for all metrics except median dose to the ipsilateral lung, calculated on corrCBCT for the breast patient group. The corrCBCT and vCT images are shown in excellent dosimetric agreement with refCT images, and show high potential for future use for streamlined adaptive radiotherapy workflows.
doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2022.10.012 pmid:36327677 fatcat:r4t5ivywnrc7jex3kpcyadiadm