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dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, MA
dc.contributor.authorWells, EJ
dc.contributor.authorDavison, K
dc.contributor.authorRiddell, AM
dc.contributor.authorWelsh, L
dc.contributor.authorSaran, F
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-14T15:09:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationMedical physics, 2017, 44 (2), pp. 375 - 381
dc.identifier.issn0094-2405
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/1080
dc.identifier.eissn2473-4209
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/mp.12068
dc.description.abstractPurpose MRI is a mandatory requirement to accurately plan Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for Vestibular Schwannomas. However, MRI may be distorted due not only to inhomogeneity of the static magnetic field and gradients but also due to susceptibility-induced effects, which are more prominent at higher magnetic fields. We assess geometrical distortions around air spaces and consider MRI protocol requirements for SRS planning at 3 T.Methods Hardware-related distortion and the effect of incorrect shimming were investigated with structured test objects. The magnetic field was mapped over the head on five volunteers to assess susceptibility-related distortion in the naso-oro-pharyngeal cavities (NOPC) and around the internal ear canal (IAC).Results Hardware-related geometric displacements were found to be less than 0.45 mm within the head volume, after distortion correction. Shimming errors can lead to displacements of up to 4 mm, but errors of this magnitude are unlikely to arise in practice. Susceptibility-related field inhomogeneity was under 3.4 ppm, 2.8 ppm, and 2.7 ppm for the head, NOPC region and IAC region, respectively. For the SRS planning protocol (890 Hz/pixel, approximately 1 mm 3 isotropic), susceptibility-related displacements were less than 0.5 mm (head), and 0.4 mm (IAC and NOPC). Large displacements are possible in MRI examinations undertaken with lower receiver bandwidth values, commonly used in clinical MRI. Higher receiver bandwidth makes the protocol less vulnerable to sub-optimal shimming. The shimming volume and the CT-MR co-registration must be considered jointly.Conclusion Geometric displacements can be kept under 1 mm in the vicinity of air spaces within the head at 3 T with appropriate setting of the receiver bandwidth, correct shimming and employing distortion correction.
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dc.format.extent375 - 381
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subjectHead
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectNeuroma, Acoustic
dc.subjectImaging, Three-Dimensional
dc.subjectMagnetic Resonance Imaging
dc.subjectRadiosurgery
dc.subjectRadiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted
dc.subjectArtifacts
dc.titleStereotactic radiosurgery planning of vestibular schwannomas: Is MRI at 3 Tesla geometrically accurate?
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-12-14
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/mp.12068
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-02
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.relation.isPartOfMedical physics
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pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/Royal Marsden Clinical Units
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pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/Royal Marsden Clinical Units
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.volume44
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dc.contributor.icrauthorMarsden,en


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