A multi-radar wireless system for respiratory gating and accurate tumor tracking in lung cancer radiotherapy

Changzhan Gu, Ruijiang Li, Steve B. Jiang, Changzhi Li

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Abstract

Respiratory gating and tumor tracking are two promising motion-adaptive lung cancer treatments, minimizing incidence and severity of normal tissues and precisely delivering radiation dose to the tumor. Accurate respiration measurement is important in respiratory-gated radiotherapy. Conventional gating techniques are either invasive to the body or bring insufficient accuracy and discomfort to the patients. In this paper, we present an accurate noncontact means of measuring respiration for the use in gated lung cancer radiotherapy. We also present an accurate tumor tracking technique for dynamical beam tracking radiotherapy. Two 2.4 GHz miniature radars were used to monitor the chest wall and abdominal movements simultaneously to get high resolution and enhanced parameter identification. Ray tracing technique was used to investigate the impact of antenna size in clinical practice. It is shown that our multiple radar system can reliably measure respiration signals for respiratory gating and accurate tumor tracking in motion-adaptive lung cancer radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages417-420
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2011Sep 3 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period08/30/1109/3/11

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    Gu, C., Li, R., Jiang, S. B., & Li, C. (2011). A multi-radar wireless system for respiratory gating and accurate tumor tracking in lung cancer radiotherapy. In 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 (pp. 417-420). [6090054] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090054