In this paper, we aim to evaluate the entity of inter-fraction organ motion and deformation in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatments for nodal oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa). Thirty-three patients with lymph nodes showing oligometastatic PCa treated with SBRT were included. Organs at risk (OARs) were delineated using both simulation computer tomography (s-CT) and daily cone beam CTs (CBCTs) using the Raystation planning system. For each OAR, the union volume (UV) between all the CBCTs and s-CT was computed. An expanded volume (EV) of the s-CT OARs was applied using six different margins (3, 5, 8, 10, 15, and 20 mm). A percentage volume (V%) was computed to assess the intersection between each EV and UV. The OAR deformation and motion were further evaluated using the dice similarity coefficient (DSC) and mean distance to agreement (Mean_DA). The percentage maximum dose variations for all the OARs were estimated. A recalculation with higher dose prescriptions was performed by prescribing 36 Gy/3 fx, as well as 45 Gy/3 fx. The cauda showed the highest matching (DSC = 0.72; Mean_DA = 0.14 cm), and the colon showed the lowest one (DSC = 0.37; Mean_DA = 0.44 cm). The minimum margin, which ensured a V% > 95%, was 3 mm (97.5%) for the cauda and 15 mm (96.6%) for the colon. All the OARs reached the compliance of the constraints in each session. Regarding 36 Gy-plans, the ileum punctual compliance Dmax failed in 58.8% of patients, and it failed in 70.6% of the patients for the ileum, 7.14% for the colon, and 12.5% for the bladder in the case of 45 Gy-plans. This study is an ancillary study of the RADIOSA clinical trial (AIRC IG-22159) and can be used as a benchmark for dose escalation.

Dosimetric Evaluation of the Inter-Fraction Motion of Organs at Risk in SBRT for Nodal Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer

Gallo S.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, we aim to evaluate the entity of inter-fraction organ motion and deformation in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatments for nodal oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa). Thirty-three patients with lymph nodes showing oligometastatic PCa treated with SBRT were included. Organs at risk (OARs) were delineated using both simulation computer tomography (s-CT) and daily cone beam CTs (CBCTs) using the Raystation planning system. For each OAR, the union volume (UV) between all the CBCTs and s-CT was computed. An expanded volume (EV) of the s-CT OARs was applied using six different margins (3, 5, 8, 10, 15, and 20 mm). A percentage volume (V%) was computed to assess the intersection between each EV and UV. The OAR deformation and motion were further evaluated using the dice similarity coefficient (DSC) and mean distance to agreement (Mean_DA). The percentage maximum dose variations for all the OARs were estimated. A recalculation with higher dose prescriptions was performed by prescribing 36 Gy/3 fx, as well as 45 Gy/3 fx. The cauda showed the highest matching (DSC = 0.72; Mean_DA = 0.14 cm), and the colon showed the lowest one (DSC = 0.37; Mean_DA = 0.44 cm). The minimum margin, which ensured a V% > 95%, was 3 mm (97.5%) for the cauda and 15 mm (96.6%) for the colon. All the OARs reached the compliance of the constraints in each session. Regarding 36 Gy-plans, the ileum punctual compliance Dmax failed in 58.8% of patients, and it failed in 70.6% of the patients for the ileum, 7.14% for the colon, and 12.5% for the bladder in the case of 45 Gy-plans. This study is an ancillary study of the RADIOSA clinical trial (AIRC IG-22159) and can be used as a benchmark for dose escalation.
2022
computed tomography
inter fraction
oligometastatic prostate cancer
organ motion
planning
stereotactic body radiotherapy
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