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Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013 Oct 1;87(2):370-4

Respiratory-induced prostate motion using wavelet decomposition of the real-time electromagnetic tracking signal.

Lin Y, Liu T, Yang X, Wang Y, Khan MK


PURPOSE: The objective of this work is to characterize and quantify the impact of respiratory-induced prostate motion. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Real-time intrafraction motion is observed with the Calypso 4-dimensional nonradioactive electromagnetic tracking system (Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc. Seattle, Washington). We report the results from a total of 1024 fractions from 31 prostate cancer patients. Wavelet transform was used to decompose the signal to extract and isolate the respiratory-induced prostate motion from the total prostate displacement. RESULTS: Our results show that the average respiratory motion larger than 0.5 mm can be observed in 68% of the fractions. Fewer than 1% of the patients showed average respiratory motion of less than 0.2 mm, whereas 99% of the patients showed average respiratory-induced motion ranging between 0.2 and 2 mm. The maximum respiratory range of motion of 3 mm or greater was seen in only 25% of the fractions. In addition, about 2% patients showed anxiety, indicated by a breathing frequency above 24 times per minute. CONCLUSIONS: Prostate motion is influenced by respiration in most fractions. Real-time intrafraction data are sensitive enough to measure the impact of respiration by use of wavelet decomposition methods. Although the average respiratory amplitude observed in this study is small, this technique provides a tool that can be useful if one moves to smaller treatment margins (

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #23871196 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.05.018
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Medical Devices
Entry Created: 2013-10-18