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Characterization of knowledge-based volumetric modulated arc therapy plans created by three different institutions’ models for prostate cancer

Yoshihiro Ueda, Hajime Monzen, Jun-ichi Fukunaga, Shingo Ohira, Mikoto Tamura, Osamu Suzuki, Shoki Inui, Masaru Isono, Masayoshi Miyazaki, Iori Sumida, Kazuhiko Ogawa, Teruki Teshima
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2020.08.011
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(6):1023-1028.

open access

Vol 25, No 6 (2020)
Original research articles
Published online: 2020-11-01
Submitted: 2020-05-12

Abstract

Background

The aim of this study was to clarify factors predicting the performance of knowledge-based planning (KBP) models in volume modulated arc therapy for prostate cancer in terms of sparing the organ at risk (OAR).

Materials and methods

In three institutions, each KBP model was trained by more than 20 library plans (LP) per model. To validate the characterization of each KBP model, 45 validation plans (VP) were calculated by the KBP system. The ratios of overlap between the OAR volume and the planning target volume (PTV) to the whole organ volume (Voverlap/Vwhole) were analyzed for each LP and VP. Regression lines between dose–volume parameters (V90, V75, and V50) and Voverlap/Vwhole were evaluated. The mean OAR dose, V90, V75, and V50 of LP did not necessarily match those of VP.

Results

In both the rectum and bladder, the dose–volume parameters for VP were strongly correlated with Voverlap/Vwhole at institutes A, B, and C (R > 0.74, 0.85, and 0.56, respectively). Except in the rectum at institute B, the slopes of the regression lines for LP corresponded to those for VP. For dose–volume parameters for the rectum, the ratios of slopes of the regression lines in VP to those in LP ranged 0.51–1.26. In the bladder, most ratios were less than 1.0 (mean: 0.77).

Conclusion

For each OAR, each model made distinct dosimetric characterizations in terms of Voverlap/Vwhole. The relationship between dose–volume parameters and Voverlap/Vwhole of OARs in LP predicts the KBP models’ performance sparing OARs.

Abstract

Background

The aim of this study was to clarify factors predicting the performance of knowledge-based planning (KBP) models in volume modulated arc therapy for prostate cancer in terms of sparing the organ at risk (OAR).

Materials and methods

In three institutions, each KBP model was trained by more than 20 library plans (LP) per model. To validate the characterization of each KBP model, 45 validation plans (VP) were calculated by the KBP system. The ratios of overlap between the OAR volume and the planning target volume (PTV) to the whole organ volume (Voverlap/Vwhole) were analyzed for each LP and VP. Regression lines between dose–volume parameters (V90, V75, and V50) and Voverlap/Vwhole were evaluated. The mean OAR dose, V90, V75, and V50 of LP did not necessarily match those of VP.

Results

In both the rectum and bladder, the dose–volume parameters for VP were strongly correlated with Voverlap/Vwhole at institutes A, B, and C (R > 0.74, 0.85, and 0.56, respectively). Except in the rectum at institute B, the slopes of the regression lines for LP corresponded to those for VP. For dose–volume parameters for the rectum, the ratios of slopes of the regression lines in VP to those in LP ranged 0.51–1.26. In the bladder, most ratios were less than 1.0 (mean: 0.77).

Conclusion

For each OAR, each model made distinct dosimetric characterizations in terms of Voverlap/Vwhole. The relationship between dose–volume parameters and Voverlap/Vwhole of OARs in LP predicts the KBP models’ performance sparing OARs.

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Keywords

Knowledge-based planning; RapidPlan; Volumetric modulated arc therapy; Inverse planning; Quality assurance for planning

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Title

Characterization of knowledge-based volumetric modulated arc therapy plans created by three different institutions’ models for prostate cancer

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 25, No 6 (2020)

Pages

1023-1028

Published online

2020-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2020.08.011

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2020;25(6):1023-1028.

Keywords

Knowledge-based planning
RapidPlan
Volumetric modulated arc therapy
Inverse planning
Quality assurance for planning

Authors

Yoshihiro Ueda
Hajime Monzen
Jun-ichi Fukunaga
Shingo Ohira
Mikoto Tamura
Osamu Suzuki
Shoki Inui
Masaru Isono
Masayoshi Miyazaki
Iori Sumida
Kazuhiko Ogawa
Teruki Teshima

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