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

S. M. Camps, P. H.N. De With, F. Verhaegen, 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
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3383-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3384-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS 2017) - e Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, United States
Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017
http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/ius/2017/

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS 2017)
Abbreviated titleIUS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period6/09/179/09/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • CT
  • Image guided radiotherapy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Transperineal ultrasound imaging
  • Ultrasound probe setups

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    Camps, S. M., De With, P. H. N., Verhaegen, F., & Fontanarosa, D. (2017). CT based prostate cancer patient-specific transperineal ultrasound probe setups for image guided radiotherapy. In 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 [8092363] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092363