A clinical evaluation of visual feedback-guided breath-hold reproducibility of tumor location

Tadamasa Yoshitake, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Katsumasa Nakamura, Saiji Ohga, Takeshi Nonoshita, Kayoko Ohnishi, Kotaro Terashima, Hidetaka Arimura, Hideki Hirata, Hiroshi Honda

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of visual feedback-guided breath-hold using a machine vision system with a charge-coupled device camera and a monocular head-mounted display. Sixteen patients with lung tumors who were treated with stereotactic radiotherapy were enrolled. A machine vision system with a charge-coupled device camera was used for monitoring respiration. A monocular head-mounted display was used to provide the patient with visual feedback about the breathing trace. The patients could control their breathing so that the breathing waveform would fall between the upper and lower threshold lines. Planning and treatment were performed under visual feedback-guided expiratory breath-hold. Electronic portal images were obtained during treatment. The range of cranial-caudal motion of the tumor location during each single breath-hold was calculated as the intra-breath-hold (intra-BH) variability. The maximum displacement between the two to five averaged tumor locations of each single breath-hold was calculated as the inter-breath-hold (inter-BH) variability. All 16 patients tolerated the visual feedback-guided breath-hold maneuvers well. The intra- and inter-BH variability of all patients was 1.5 0.6 mm and 1.2 0.5 mm, respectively. A visual feedback-guided breath-hold technique using the machine vision system is feasible with good breath-hold reproducibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7171-7182
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume54
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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