Clinical results of a pilot study on stereovision-guided stereotactic radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiotherapy

Shidong Li, Lawrence R. Kleinberg, Daniele Rigamonti, Moody D. Wharam, Abdul Rashid, Juan Jackson, David Djajaputra, Shenjen He, Tunisia Creasey, Theodore L. DeWeese

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Real-time stereovision-guidance has been introduced for efficient and convenient fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSR) and image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). This first pilot study is to clinically evaluate its accuracy and precision as well as impact on treatment doses. Sixty-one FSR patients wearing stereotactic masks (SMs) and nine IMRT patients wearing flexible masks (FMs), were accrued. Daily target reposition was initially based-on biplane-radiographs and then adjusted in six degrees of freedom under real-time stereovision guidance. Mean and standard deviation of the head displacements measured the accuracy and precision. Head positions during beam-on times were measured with real-time stereovisions and used for determination of delivered doses. Accuracy ± precision in direction with the largest errors shows improvement from 0.4 ± 2.3 mm to 0.0 ± 1.0 mm in the inferior-to-superior direction for patients wearing SM or from 0.8 ± 4.3 mm to 0.4 ± 1.7 mm in the posterior-to-anterior direction for patients wearing FM. The image-guidance increases target volume coverage by <30% for small lesions. Over half of head position errors could be removed from the stereovision-guidance. Importantly, the technique allows us to check head position during beam-on time and makes it possible for having frameless head refixation without tight masks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-617
Number of pages15
JournalTechnology in Cancer Research and Treatment
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010


  • Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSR)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Stereovision (3D video imaging)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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