Optimal Parameter Decision Method in VMAT for Lung Tumors with Respiratory Motions

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  • 呼吸性移動を伴う肺癌に対するVMAT における適切な線量計算パラメータ決定方法
  • コキュウセイ イドウ オ トモナウ ハイガン ニ タイスル VMAT ニ オケル テキセツ ナ センリョウ ケイサン パラメータ ケッテイ ホウホウ

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When performing lung cancer treatments using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) technique, dose error related to respiratory motion of tumors and multi leaf collimator (MLC) movement may occur. The dose error causes daily dose variation in multiple fractionations irradiation. The purpose of this study is to verify the influence of the respiratory motion and the MLC movement on the daily dose variation, and to confirm the feasibility of deciding robust planning parameter against the dose variation. We prepared 5 VMAT plans for imitating lung tumor in thorax dynamic phantom. Dose calculations of these plans were done taking into account the respiratory motions. We examined the relation between dose variation and two parameters that were number of respiration in an arc and MLC gap width. We presented the relationship between the dose variation and each parameters using regression analysis, and we could derive the approximation formula for estimating the dose variation using these parameters. We could estimate dose variation in another VMAT plans using the approximation formula and another plans parameters. By confirming dose variation in planning procedure using this estimation method, we may decide planning parameter taking the dose variation into account. So, we could establish the estimation method to decide adequate planning parameters in VMAT.



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