Clinical practice vs. state-of-the-art research and future visions: Report on the 4D treatment planning workshop for particle therapy - Edition 2018 and 2019

Katarzyna Czerska*, Frank Emert, Renata Kopec, Katja Langen, Jamie R. McClelland, Arturs Meijers, Naoki Miyamoto, Marco Riboldi, Shinichi Shimizu, Toshiyuki Terunuma, Wei Zou, Antje Knopf, Antoni Rucinski

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    Abstract

    The 4D Treatment Planning Workshop for Particle Therapy, a workshop dedicated to the treatment of moving targets with scanned particle beams, started in 2009 and since then has been organized annually. The mission of the workshop is to create an informal ground for clinical medical physicists, medical physics researchers and medical doctors interested in the development of the 4D technology, protocols and their translation into clinical practice. The 10th and 11th editions of the workshop took place in Sapporo, Japan in 2018 and Krakow, Poland in 2019, respectively.

    This review report from the Sapporo and Krakow workshops is structured in two parts, according to the workshop programs. The first part comprises clinicians and physicists review of the status of 4D clinical implementations. Corresponding talks were given by speakers from five centers around the world: Maastro Clinic (The Netherlands), University Medical Center Groningen (The Netherlands), MD Anderson Cancer Center (United States), University of Pennsylvania (United States) and The Proton Beam Therapy Center of Hokkaido University Hospital (Japan). The second part is dedicated to novelties in 4D research, i.e. motion modelling, artificial intelligence and new technologies which are currently being investigated in the radiotherapy field.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)54-63
    Number of pages10
    JournalPhysica medica-European journal of medical physics
    Volume82
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb-2021

    Keywords

    • 4D proton therapy
    • Moving targets
    • Motion mitigation
    • Motion monitoring
    • MODULATED PROTON THERAPY
    • 4-DIMENSIONAL COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY
    • RESPIRATORY MOTION MODELS
    • LUNG-CANCER
    • MID-VENTILATION
    • BEAM THERAPY
    • RADIATION-THERAPY
    • LIVER-TUMORS
    • CT SCANS
    • RADIOTHERAPY

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