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Real-time prediction of tumor motion using a dynamic neural network

(2020) Real-time prediction of tumor motion using a dynamic neural network. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. pp. 529-539. ISSN 0140-0118

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Radiation dose delivery into the thoracic and abdomen cavities during radiotherapy treatment is a challenging task as respiratory motion leads to the motion of the target tumor. Real-time repositioning of the treatment beam during radiotherapy requires a method for predicting the tumor motion in order to overcome the inherent electro-mechanical latency of the radiotherapy equipment. Thus, besides respiratory motion, system latency also affects the accuracy of dose delivery. To compensate for the latency, a predictor should be employed to anticipate the position of the tumor and give some time to the radiotherapy system for repositioning the radiation beam. This study investigated the ability of spatio-temporal and dynamic neural networks in predicting tumor displacement caused by respiration. Nine different designs of neural networks with 665-ms prediction horizon were examined. The most accurate result was obtained using a dynamic 35-to-3 neural network which resulted in a mean absolute error of 0.54 +/- 0.13 and a root mean square error of 0.57 +/- 0.20. Moreover, the proposed predictor model is independent of any time-consuming processes such as real-time retraining and real-time baseline shift averaging. The results are comparable or superior with the current literature in terms of prediction accuracy. Graphical

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Respiratory movements Tumor motion prediction Temporal sliding window Dynamic neural networks Recurrent neural networks respiratory motion tracking system radiotherapy lung cyberknife algorithm accuracy movement pattern humans Computer Science Engineering Mathematical & Computational Biology Medical Informatics
Page Range: pp. 529-539
Journal or Publication Title: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 58
Number: 3
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ISSN: 0140-0118
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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