RBWH Journal Club 2018

The papers discussed in the 2018 Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Group journal club meetings are listed here, for future reference.

Month Papers
1) Butson et al. – Practical time considerations for optically stimulated luminescent dosimetry (OSLD) in total body irradiation.
2) Oliver et al. – Orthogonal image pairs coupled with OSMS for noncoplanar beam angle, intracranial, single-isocenter, SRS treatments with multiple targets on the Varian Edge radiosurgery system.
3) Ouyang et al. – Volumetric modulated arc therapy based total body irradiation: Workflow and clinical experience with an indexed rotational immobilization system.
1) Oliver et al. – Survey of 5 mm small-field output factor measurements in Australia.
2) Reynaert et al. – On the conversion of dose to bone to dose to water in radiotherapy treatment planning systems.
3) Schnarr et al. – Feasibility of real-time motion management with helical tomotherapy.
4) Tang, Wang, Rong – Artificial intelligence will reduce the need for clinical medical physicists.
1) Chaikh et al. – Dosimetrical and radiobiological approach to manage the dosimetric shift in the transition of dose calculation algorithm in radiation oncology: how to improve high quality treatment and avoid unexpected outcomes?
2) Schuller, Hendrickson, Rong – Medical physicists should meet with patients as part of the initial consult.
3) Smith et al. – An integrated system for clinical treatment verification of HDR prostate brachytherapy combining source tracking with pretreatment imaging.
4) Stambaugh, Ezzell – A clinically relevant IMRT QA workflow: Design and validation.
1) Baines et al. – Measured and Monte Carlo simulated surface dose reduction for superficial X-rays incident on tissue with underlying air or bone.
2) Webb, Inness, Charles – A comparative study of three small‑field detectors for patient specific stereotactic arc dosimetry.
3) Zhuang, Olch – Sensitivity study of an automated system for daily patient QA using EPID exit dose images.
1) Bruza et al. – Time-gated scintillator imaging for real-time optical surface dosimetry in total skin electron therapy.
2) Cheon et al. – High-precision quality assurance of robotic couches with six degrees of freedom.
3) Van den Heuvel, Wu, Cai – In modern linacs monitor units should be defined in water at 10 cm depth rather than at dmax.
1) Ehler, Craft, Rong – 3D printing technology will eventually eliminate the need of purchasing commercial phantoms for clinical medical physics QA procedures.
2) Kairn – Patient rotation during linac-based photon electron radiotherapy.
3) Robar et al – Intrapatient study comparing 3D printed bolus versus standard vinyl gel sheet bolus for postmastectomy chest wall radiation therapy.
4) Whelan et al. – Patient reported outcomes of slow, single arc rotation: Do we need rotating gantries?
1) Aland et al. – Accuracy and efficiency of graphics processing unit (GPU) based Acuros XB dose calculation within the Varian Eclipse treatment planning system.
2) Dempsey – Medical physics workforce modelling: do we need what we want?
3) Ekendahl et al. – Retrospective dose reconstruction for an incident involving a concealed radium needle.
4) Peeken et al. – Radiomics in radiooncology – Challenging the medical physicist.
1) Harris et al. – Automation in radiation oncology – cautionary considerations in the push for planning efficiency.
2) Lydiard et al. – Investigating multi-leaf collimator tracking in stereotactic arrhythmic radioablation (STAR) treatments for atrial fibrillation.
3) Montay-Gruel et al. – X-rays can trigger the FLASH effect: Ultra-high dose-rate synchrotron light source prevents normal brain injury after whole brain irradiation in mice.
4) Roberts et al. – Upcoming imaging concepts and their impact on treatment planning and treatment response in radiation oncology.
1) Bezak et al. – Women and men in the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine: workforce survey.
2) Glenn et al. – Treatment plan complexity does not predict IROC Houston anthropomorphic head and neck phantom performance.
3) Kry et al. – Remote beam output audits: A global assessment of results out of tolerance.
1) Lonski et al. – Assessment of leakage dose in vivo in patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.
2) Pemberton et al. – Modification of a modulated arc total body irradiation technique, implementation and first clinical experience for paediatric patients.
3) Schellhammer et al. – Integrating a low-field open MR scanner with a static proton research beam line proof of concept.