Chinese journal of radiological medicine and protection | 2019

A dosimetric study of automated intensity-modulated radiotherapy planning for rectal cancer patients based on Pinnacle3 system



Objective \nTo compare the dosimetric differences of the targets and the OARs in rectal cancer patients between Auto-planning and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) , and explore the advantages of Auto-planning (AP). \n \n \nMethods \nA total of 10 postoperative radiotherapy rectal cancer patients were selected, whose CT images were used to create AP plan and IMRT plan respectively using Pinnacle3 9.10 treatment planning system. Through comparing the dose-volume histograms of the two plan types, the differences of the homogeneity index, conformity index and the doses to organs at risk (OARs) were analyzed. \n \n \nResults \nThe AP plans were significantly better (t= -1.36, -3.03, 0.37, P 0.05). In the AP plan, the HI values of the target area were significantly reduced, and the CI values were significantly increased (t=1.24, 0.10, P 0.05). \n \n \nConclusions \nCompare with IMRT plans, the AP plans for rectal cancer can achieve better homogeneity index, effectively reduce the maximum dose, increase the minimum dose, reduce hot and cold volumes in the target area. Meanwhile, AP plans can also protect the normal tissues better by reducing the dose to the OARs. \n \n \nKey words: \nRectal cancer;\xa0Auto-planning;\xa0Intensity-modulated radiotherapy

Volume 39
Pages 285-289
DOI 10.3760/CMA.J.ISSN.0254-5098.2019.04.008
Language English
Journal Chinese journal of radiological medicine and protection

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