Potential and pitfalls of 1.5 T MRI imaging for target volume definition in ocular proton therapy.

Via, Riccardo; Hennings, Fabian; Pica, Alessia; Fattori, Giovanni; Beer, Jürgen; Peroni, Marta; Baroni, Guido; Lomax, Antony; Weber, Damien Charles; Hrbacek, Jan (2020). Potential and pitfalls of 1.5 T MRI imaging for target volume definition in ocular proton therapy. (In Press). Radiotherapy and oncology, 154, pp. 53-59. Elsevier 10.1016/j.radonc.2020.08.023

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INTRODUCTION

Ocular proton therapy (OPT) for the treatment of uveal melanoma has a long and remarkably successful history. This is despite that, for the majority of patients treated, the definition of the eye anatomy is based on a simplified geometrical model embedded in the treatment planning system EyePlan. In this study, differences in anatomical and tumor structures from EyePlan, and those based on 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are assessed.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Thirty-three uveal melanoma patients treated with OPT at our institution were subject to eye MRI. The target volumes were manually delineated on those images by two radiation oncologists. The resulting volumes were geometrically compared to the clinical standard. In addition, the dosimetric impact of using different models for treatment planning were evaluated.

RESULTS

Two patients (6%) presented lesions too small to be visible on MRI. Target volumes identified on MRI scans were on average smaller than EyePlan with discrepancies arising mostly from the definition of the tumor base. Clip-to-tumor base distances measured on MRI models exhibited higher discrepancy to ophthalmological measurements than EyePlan. For 53% of cases, treatment plans optimized for lesions identified on MRI only, failed to achieve sufficient target coverage for EyePlan volumes.

DISCUSSION

The analysis has shown that 1.5T MRI might be more susceptible to misses of flat tumor extension of the clinical target volume than the current clinical standard. Thus, a proper integration of ancillary imaging modalities, leading to a better characterization of the full lesion, is required.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Radiation Oncology

UniBE Contributor:

Weber, Damien Charles

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0167-8140

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beatrice Scheidegger

Date Deposited:

15 Sep 2020 09:45

Last Modified:

30 Sep 2020 01:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.radonc.2020.08.023

PubMed ID:

32890606

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.146498

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/146498

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