Volumetric modulated arc therapy dose prediction and deliverable treatment plan generation for prostate cancer patients using a densely connected deep learning model

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikel i vetenskaplig tidskriftPeer review

1 Citering (SciVal)

Sammanfattning

Background and purpose: Radiation therapy treatment planning is a manual, time-consuming task that might be accelerated using machine learning algorithms. In this study, we aimed to evaluate if a triplet-based deep learning model can predict volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) dose distributions for prostate cancer patients. Materials and methods: A modified U-Net was trained on triplets, a combination of three consecutive image slices and corresponding segmentations, from 160 patients, and compared to a baseline U-Net. Dose predictions from 17 test patients were transformed into deliverable treatment plans using a novel planning workflow. Results: The model achieved a mean absolute dose error of 1.3%, 1.9%, 1.0% and ≤ 2.6% for clinical target volume (CTV) CTV_D100%, planning target volume (PTV) PTV_D98%, PTV_D95% and organs at risk (OAR) respectively, when compared to the clinical ground truth (GT) dose distributions. All predicted distributions were successfully transformed into deliverable treatment plans and tested on a phantom, resulting in a passing rate of 100% (global gamma, 3%, 2 mm, 15% cutoff). The dose difference between deliverable treatment plans and GT dose distributions was within 4.4%. The difference between the baseline model and our improved model was statistically significant (p < 0.05) for CVT_D100%, PTV_D98% and PTV_D95%. Conclusion: Triplet-based training improved VMAT dose distribution predictions when compared to 2D. Dose predictions were successfully transformed into deliverable treatment plans using our proposed treatment planning procedure. Our method may automate parts of the workflow for external beam prostate radiation therapy and improve the overall treatment speed and plan quality.

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)112-119
Antal sidor8
TidskriftPhysics and imaging in radiation oncology
Volym19
DOI
StatusPublished - 2021

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Radiologi och bildbehandling
  • Cancer och onkologi

Fingeravtryck

Utforska forskningsämnen för ”Volumetric modulated arc therapy dose prediction and deliverable treatment plan generation for prostate cancer patients using a densely connected deep learning model”. Tillsammans bildar de ett unikt fingeravtryck.

Citera det här