Robotic ultrasound-guided SBRT of the prostate: feasibility with respect to plan quality

Type of publication:  Artikel
Zeitschrift: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Jahr: 2016
Seiten: 1--11
ISSN: 1861-6429
DOI: 10.1007/s11548-016-1455-7
Abriss: Advances in radiation therapy delivery systems have enabled motion compensated SBRT of the prostate. A remaining challenge is the integration of fast, non-ionizing volumetric imaging. Recently, robotic ultrasound has been proposed as an intra-fraction image modality. We study the impact of integrating a light-weight robotic arm carrying an ultrasound probe with the CyberKnife system. Particularly, we analyze the effect of different robot poses on the plan quality.
Autoren: Gerlach, Stefan
Kuhlemann, Ivo
Jauer, Philipp
Bruder, Ralf
Ernst, Floris
Fürweger, Christoph
Schlaefer, Alexander