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Inter-fraction variations in respiratory motion models.
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    Journal article
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    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    McClelland JR, Hughes S, Modat M, Qureshi A, Ahmad S, Landau DB, Ourselin S, Hawkes DJ
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    251, 272
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    Phys Med Biol
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  • Keywords:
    Biomechanical Phenomena, Humans, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Lung Neoplasms, Models, Biological, Motion, Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted, Respiratory Mechanics, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Respiratory motion can vary dramatically between the planning stage and the different fractions of radiotherapy treatment. Motion predictions used when constructing the radiotherapy plan may be unsuitable for later fractions of treatment. This paper presents a methodology for constructing patient-specific respiratory motion models and uses these models to evaluate and analyse the inter-fraction variations in the respiratory motion. The internal respiratory motion is determined from the deformable registration of Cine CT data and related to a respiratory surrogate signal derived from 3D skin surface data. Three different models for relating the internal motion to the surrogate signal have been investigated in this work. Data were acquired from six lung cancer patients. Two full datasets were acquired for each patient, one before the course of radiotherapy treatment and one at the end (approximately 6 weeks later). Separate models were built for each dataset. All models could accurately predict the respiratory motion in the same dataset, but had large errors when predicting the motion in the other dataset. Analysis of the inter-fraction variations revealed that most variations were spatially varying base-line shifts, but changes to the anatomy and the motion trajectories were also observed.
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