Online adaptive planning for prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy using a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging-guided linear accelerator

Phys Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2020 Dec 24:17:20-24. doi: 10.1016/j.phro.2020.12.001. eCollection 2021 Jan.


Recent advances in integrating 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with a linear accelerator (MR-Linac) allow MR-guided stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer. Choosing an optimal strategy for daily online plan adaptation is particularly important for MR-guided radiotherapy. We analyzed deformable dose accumulation on scans from four patients and found that daily anatomy changes had little impact on the delivered dose, with the dose to the prostate within 0.5% and dose to the rectum/bladder mostly less than 0.5 Gy. These findings could help in the choice of an optimal strategy for online plan adaptation for MR-guided prostate SBRT.

Keywords: MR-Linac; MRgRT; Prostate; SBRT.