The application of image fusion in stereotactic brachytherapy of brain tumours

J. Julow, T. Major, M. Emri, I. Valálik, S. Sági, L. Mangel, Gy Németh, L. Trón, Gy Várallyay, D. Solymosi, J. Hável, T. Kiss

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Abstract

Background. The visualization of any morphological volume (i.e. CT, MRI) together with an additional second morphological volume (i.e. CT, MRI) or functional data set, which may come from SPECT or PET, is a new method for treatment planning, verification and follow-up of interstitial irradiation. Method. The authors present their experience on interstitial irradiation of brain tumours with stereotactically implanted I-125 seeds supported by image fusion. The image fusion was performed by the BrainLab-Target 1.13 software on Alfa 430 (Digital) workstation before, during, and after interstitial irradiation of brain tumours with Iodine125 seeds. Results and Interpretation. On the basis of 20 brachytherapeutic image fusion of stereotactic CT (slices with fiducials) with additional stereotactic CT, MRI, PET and SPECT images provides more accurate and precise target volume, more exact localization of catheters and isotope seeds (verification fusion), differentiation between the localization and amount of the necrotic and proliferating parts of the tumours and shows the volume changes in consequence of interstitial irradiation. The image fusion should help to improve the accuracy and minimize the perifocal morbidity of interstitial irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1258
Number of pages6
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume142
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Brachytherapy
Brain Neoplasms
Seeds
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Tumor Burden
Isotopes
Software
Catheters
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Morbidity
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • 125 Iodine seeds
  • Brachytherapy of brain tumours
  • Image fusion
  • Interstitial irradiation of brain tumours

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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The application of image fusion in stereotactic brachytherapy of brain tumours. / Julow, J.; Major, T.; Emri, M.; Valálik, I.; Sági, S.; Mangel, L.; Németh, Gy; Trón, L.; Várallyay, Gy; Solymosi, D.; Hável, J.; Kiss, T.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 142, No. 11, 2000, p. 1253-1258.

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Julow, J, Major, T, Emri, M, Valálik, I, Sági, S, Mangel, L, Németh, G, Trón, L, Várallyay, G, Solymosi, D, Hável, J & Kiss, T 2000, 'The application of image fusion in stereotactic brachytherapy of brain tumours', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 142, no. 11, pp. 1253-1258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s007010070022
Julow, J. ; Major, T. ; Emri, M. ; Valálik, I. ; Sági, S. ; Mangel, L. ; Németh, Gy ; Trón, L. ; Várallyay, Gy ; Solymosi, D. ; Hável, J. ; Kiss, T. / The application of image fusion in stereotactic brachytherapy of brain tumours. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 2000 ; Vol. 142, No. 11. pp. 1253-1258.
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