RBWH Journal Club 2016

The papers discussed in the 2016 Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Group journal club meetings are listed here, for future reference.

Month Papers
1) Allen et al. – An evidence based review of proton beam therapy, the report of ASTRO's emerging technology committee.
2) Fiorino et al. – Expanding the scientific role of medical physics in radiotherapy: time to act.
3) Fontenia, Ezzell, Orton – Medical physicist assistants are a bad idea.
4) Muren et al. – Improving radiotherapy through medical physics developments.
5) Penoncello, Ding – Skin dose differences between intensity-modulated radiation therapy and volumetric-modulated arc therapy and between boost and integrated treatment regimens for treating head and neck and other cancer sites in patients.
1) Fenoglietto et al. – Twin machines validation for VMAT treatments using electronic portal imaging device: a multicenter study.
2) Peters, Taylor, Turner – An evidence based review of total body irradiation.
3) Sipila et al. – Gafchromic EBT3 film dosimetry in electron beams – energy dependence and improved film read-out.
1) Able et al. – A model for preemptive maintenance of medical linear accelerators, predictive maintenance.
2) Carlson et al. – A machine learning approach to the accurate prediction of multi-leaf collimator positional errors.
3) Dobler et al. – Re-irradiating spinal column metastases using IMRT and VMAT with and without flattening filter – a treatment planning study.
4) Haworth – Brachytherapy: a dying art or missed opportunity?
5) Hazle, Jordon, Orton – Future qualitification as a qualified clinical medical physicist should be restricted to doctoral degree holders.
1) Chard et al. – Particles in the South Pacific.
2) Lamichhane, Patel, Studenski – Going the distance: validation of Acuros and AAA at an extended SSD of 400 cm.
3) Pinto et al. – A graphite calorimeter for absolute measurements of absorbed dose to water, application in medium-energy x-ray filtered beams.
4) van Elmpt et al. – Dual energy CT in radiotherapy: Current applications and future outlook.
1) Mutic, Pawlicki, Orton – EPID-based daily quality assurance of linear accelerators will likely replace other methods within the next ten years.
2) Neal et al. – A clinically observed discrepancy between image-based and log-based MLC positions.
3) O'Connor, Seshadri, Charles – Detecting MLC errors in stereotactic radiotherapy plans with a liquid filled ionization chamber array.
4) Park et al. – Mechanical quality assurance using light field for linear accelerators with camera calibration.
1) Meyer et al. – Is the lack of respiratory gating prejudicial for left breast TomoDirect?
2) Park et al. – The effect of extremely narrow MLC leaf width on the plan quality of VMAT for prostate cancer.
3) Valdes et al. – A mathematical framework for virtual IMRT QA using machine learning.
4) Zheng et al. – Target dose conversion modeling from pencil beam (PB) to Monte Carlo (MC) for lung SBRT.
1) Baines et al. – Clinical implications of the overshoot effect for treatment plan delivery and patient-specific quality assurance for step-and-shoot IMRT.
2) Dean et al. – Tangential intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to the intact breast.
3) Kairn et al. – Effects of inaccurate small field dose measurements on calculated treatment doses.
4) Paganetti, Yu, Orton – Photon radiotherapy has reached its limit in terms of catching up dosimetrically with proton therapy.
1) Butson et al. – Extrapolated skin dose assessment with optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters.
2) Hu et al. – An assessment on the use of RadCalc to verify Raystation Electron Monte Carlo plans.
3) Johnston – Unintended overexposure of a patient during radiotherapy treatment at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, in September 2015 (ECC report).
4) Liney et al. – Experimental results from a prototype high-field inline MRI-linac.
5) Renaud et al. – Development and application of a water calorimeter for the absolute dosimetry of short range particle beams.
1) Beaulieu, Beddar – Review of plastic and liquid scintillation dosimetry for photon, electron, and proton therapy.
2) Fraught et al. – Re-examining TG-142 recommendations in light of modern techniques for linear accelerator based radiotherapy.
3) Munoz et al. – An open source solution for an in-house built dynamic platform for the validation of stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy for VMAT and IMRT.
4) Zwan et al. – An EPID-based system for gantry-resolved MLC quality assurance for VMAT.
1) Barrett, Keat – Artifacts in CT: Recognition and Avoidance.
2) Denham – Australian regulatory framework and reporting entities are hindering the lessons to be learned from adverse radiation events.
3) Sim – Novel application of 3D printing in brachytherapy using MED610 3D printed insert for I-125 ROPES eye plaque.
4) Stafford, Brezovich, Orton – Image-guided prostate brachytherapy should be MRI-based.
1) Batumalai et al. – Survey of image-guided radiotherapy use in Australia.
2) Carson et al. – Examining credentialing criteria and poor performance indicators for IROC Houston's anthopomorphic head and neck phantom.
3) Chinsky et al. – A survey on table tolerances and couch overrides in radiotherapy.
4) Dowdell et al. – Potential errors in relative dose measurements in kilovoltage photon beams due to polarity effects in plane-parallel ionisation chambers.
5) Ebert et al. – An assessment of radiation oncology medical physicists' perspectives on undertaking research.