CT based prostate cancer patient-specific transperineal ultrasound probe setups for image guided radiotherapy

S. M. Camps, Frank Verhaegen, Peter H.N. de With, D. Fontanarosa

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Abstract

Radiotherapy aims at irradiating tumor tissue, while sparing normal tissue as much as possible and it is a suitable treatment option for prostate cancer. A crucial aspect of the radiotherapy workflow is patient positioning. It has been shown that frequent imaging during the course of the treatment (image guided radiotherapy) can improve this positioning accuracy. Despite the many advantages of ultrasound imaging (high soft tissue contrast, 4D imaging, etc.) its use in image guided radiotherapy workflows is not widespread. This can be primarily attributed to the need for a trained operator during image acquisition. In this study, patient-specific transperineal ultrasound probe setups were automatically calculated based on CT scans of prostate cancer patients. These setups seem to meet clinical requirements and their use can potentially minimize operator dependence and improve usability for relatively untrained operators. In the end, this could allow patients to fully benefit from the unique characteristics of this imaging modality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
EditorsKeith Wear
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633830
ISBN (Print)9781538633847
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington DC, Washington DC, United States
Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017
https://ewh.ieee.org/conf/ius/2017/special.php

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Period6/09/179/09/17
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