Management of organ motion in scanned ion beam therapy
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Published: 6 November 2017
Scanned ion beam therapy has special demands for treatment of intra-fractionally moving tumors such as lesions in lung or liver. Interplay effects between beam and organ motion can in those settings lead to under-dosage of the target volume. Dedicated treatment techniques such as gating or abdominal compression are required. In addition 4D treatment planning should be used to determine strategies for patient specific treatment planning such as an increased beam focus or the use of internal target volumes incorporating range changes.
Several work packages of the Clinical Research Units 214 and 214/2 funded by the German Research Council investigated the management of organ motion in scanned ion beam therapy. A focus was laid on 4D treatment planning using TRiP4D and the development of motion mitigation strategies including their quality assurance. This review focuses on the activity in the second funding period covering adaptive treatment planning strategies, 4D treatment plan optimization, and the application of motion management in pre-clinical research on radiation therapy of cardiac arrhythmias.
Organ motionLon beam therapyBeam scanning