Giorgia Nicolini

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Affiliation: Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint On the dosimetric behaviour of photon dose calculation algorithms in the presence of simple geometric heterogeneities: comparison with Monte Carlo calculations
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 52:1363-85. 2007
  2. pmc Simultaneous integrated boost radiotherapy for bilateral breast: a treatment planning and dosimetric comparison for volumetric modulated arc and fixed field intensity modulated therapy
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 4:27. 2009
  3. pmc Phase I-II study of hypofractionated simultaneous integrated boost using volumetric modulated arc therapy for adjuvant radiation therapy in breast cancer patients: a report of feasibility and early toxicity results in the first 50 treatments
    Marta Scorsetti
    Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery, Humanitas Cancer Center, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Radiat Oncol 7:145. 2012
  4. pmc Critical appraisal of volumetric-modulated arc therapy compared with electrons for the radiotherapy of cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma of lower extremities with bone sparing
    G Nicolini
    Medical Physics Unit, Radiotherapy Department, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Br J Radiol 86:20120543. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Volumetric modulation arc radiotherapy with flattening filter-free beams compared with static gantry IMRT and 3D conformal radiotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer: a feasibility study
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:553-60. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Planning strategies in volumetric modulated are therapy for breast
    Nicolini Giorgia
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Radiation Oncology Department, Medical Physics Unit, CH 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 38:4025-31. 2011
  7. pmc The GLAaS algorithm for portal dosimetry and quality assurance of RapidArc, an intensity modulated rotational therapy
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 3:24. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint On the impact of dose rate variation upon RapidArc implementation of volumetric modulated are therapy
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, CH 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 38:264-71. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The impact of photon dose calculation algorithms on expected dose distributions in lungs under different respiratory phases
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 53:2375-90. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Dosimetric comparison between VMAT with different dose calculation algorithms and protons for soft-tissue sarcoma radiotherapy
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Acta Oncol 52:545-52. 2013

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint On the dosimetric behaviour of photon dose calculation algorithms in the presence of simple geometric heterogeneities: comparison with Monte Carlo calculations
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 52:1363-85. 2007
    ..035 g cm(-3)), enhanced for the most energetic beam. For denser, and more clinical, densities a better agreement among the sophisticated algorithms with respect to MC was observed...
  2. pmc Simultaneous integrated boost radiotherapy for bilateral breast: a treatment planning and dosimetric comparison for volumetric modulated arc and fixed field intensity modulated therapy
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 4:27. 2009
    ..A study was performed comparing dosimetric characteristics of volumetric modulated arcs (RapidArc, RA) and fixed field intensity modulated therapy (IMRT) on patients with bilateral breast carcinoma...
  3. pmc Phase I-II study of hypofractionated simultaneous integrated boost using volumetric modulated arc therapy for adjuvant radiation therapy in breast cancer patients: a report of feasibility and early toxicity results in the first 50 treatments
    Marta Scorsetti
    Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery, Humanitas Cancer Center, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Radiat Oncol 7:145. 2012
    ..To report results in terms of feasibility and early toxicity of hypofractionated simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) approach with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) as adjuvant treatment after breast-conserving surgery...
  4. pmc Critical appraisal of volumetric-modulated arc therapy compared with electrons for the radiotherapy of cutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma of lower extremities with bone sparing
    G Nicolini
    Medical Physics Unit, Radiotherapy Department, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Br J Radiol 86:20120543. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Volumetric modulation arc radiotherapy with flattening filter-free beams compared with static gantry IMRT and 3D conformal radiotherapy for advanced esophageal cancer: a feasibility study
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:553-60. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Planning strategies in volumetric modulated are therapy for breast
    Nicolini Giorgia
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Radiation Oncology Department, Medical Physics Unit, CH 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 38:4025-31. 2011
    ..A simple approach is not applicable with RapidArc volumetric modulated are therapy not being based on a fixed field fluence delivery. In this study, a viable technical strategy to account for this need is presented...
  7. pmc The GLAaS algorithm for portal dosimetry and quality assurance of RapidArc, an intensity modulated rotational therapy
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 3:24. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint On the impact of dose rate variation upon RapidArc implementation of volumetric modulated are therapy
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, CH 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 38:264-71. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint The impact of photon dose calculation algorithms on expected dose distributions in lungs under different respiratory phases
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 53:2375-90. 2008
    ..g. DIBH) are assumed for treatment. In contrast, CC and AAA manifested a high degree of consistency against the Monte Carlo method and provided stable results over the entire range of clinically relevant densities...
  10. doi request reprint Dosimetric comparison between VMAT with different dose calculation algorithms and protons for soft-tissue sarcoma radiotherapy
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Acta Oncol 52:545-52. 2013
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience in breast irradiation with intensity modulated photon beams
    Luca Cozzi
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Acta Oncol 44:467-74. 2005
    ..4 months, no pulmonary or cardiac complications were observed. IMRT proved to be technically feasible on a clinical basis for the treatment of the whole breast, including internal mammary chain, or of the thoracic wall after mastectomy...
  12. doi request reprint Critical appraisal of Acuros XB and Anisotropic Analytic Algorithm dose calculation in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treatments
    Antonella Fogliata
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83:1587-95. 2012
    ..To assess the clinical impact of the Acuros XB algorithm (implemented in the Varian Eclipse treatment-planning system) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases...
  13. pmc Dosimetric evaluation of Acuros XB Advanced Dose Calculation algorithm in heterogeneous media
    Antonella Fogliata
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 6:82. 2011
    ..A study was realised to evaluate and determine relative figures of merit of a new algorithm for photon dose calculation when applied to inhomogeneous media...
  14. doi request reprint Dosimetric validation of the Acuros XB Advanced Dose Calculation algorithm: fundamental characterization in water
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 56:1879-904. 2011
    ..The basic validation of the Acuros XB algorithm was therefore considered satisfactory for both conventional photon beams as well as for FFF beams of new generation linacs such as the Varian TrueBeam...
  15. pmc On the dosimetric impact of inhomogeneity management in the Acuros XB algorithm for breast treatment
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona
    Radiat Oncol 6:103. 2011
    ..Aim of the present study was the assessment of its behaviour in clinical cases...
  16. pmc Early clinical experience of radiotherapy of prostate cancer with volumetric modulated arc therapy
    Gianfranco A Pesce
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 5:54. 2010
    ..To report about initial clinical experience in radiation treatment of carcinoma of prostate with volumetric modulated arcs with the RapidArc (RA) technology...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dosimetric validation of the anisotropic analytical algorithm for photon dose calculation: fundamental characterization in water
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 51:1421-38. 2006
    ..Additional tests were carried out for enhanced dynamic wedges with results comparable to previous results. The basic dosimetric validation of the AAA was therefore considered satisfactory...
  18. ncbi request reprint GLAaS: an absolute dose calibration algorithm for an amorphous silicon portal imager. Applications to IMRT verifications
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 33:2839-51. 2006
    ..The minimal settings at depths of 1.5 or 3.8 cm would allow the use of the detector at any gantry angle without the need for any special fixation tool...
  19. ncbi request reprint Testing the GlaaS algorithm for dose measurements on low- and high-energy photon beams using an amorphous silicon portal imager
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 35:464-72. 2008
    ..If data are stratified according to field splitting, they observed %FA = 0.8 +/- 1.0 for split fields and 1.0 +/- 1.2 for nonsplit fields without any significant difference...
  20. doi request reprint Volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy for carcinomas of the oro-pharynx, hypo-pharynx and larynx: a treatment planning comparison with fixed field IMRT
    Eugenio Vanetti
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Radiation Oncology Department, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 92:111-7. 2009
    ..A planning study was performed to evaluate the performance of volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy on head and neck cancer patients. Conventional fixed field IMRT was used as a benchmark...
  21. ncbi request reprint Basic dosimetric verification in water of the anisotropic analytical algorithm for Varian, Elekta and Siemens linacs
    Luca Cozzi
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Radiation Oncology Department, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Z Med Phys 18:128-35. 2008
    ..Profiles in the flattened region matched measurements with deviations smaller than 1% for Elekta and Varian beams, 2% for Siemens. Percentage differences in Output Factors were observed as small as 1% in average...
  22. pmc Whole abdomen radiation therapy in ovarian cancers: a comparison between fixed beam and volumetric arc based intensity modulation
    Umesh Mahantshetty
    Radiation Oncology Department, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 5:106. 2010
    ..A study was performed to assess dosimetric characteristics of volumetric modulated arcs (RapidArc, RA) and fixed field intensity modulated therapy (IMRT) for Whole Abdomen Radiotherapy (WAR) after ovarian cancer...
  23. pmc On the performances of Intensity Modulated Protons, RapidArc and Helical Tomotherapy for selected paediatric cases
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 4:2. 2009
    ..To evaluate the performance of three different advanced treatment techniques on a group of complex paediatric cancer cases...
  24. doi request reprint Pre-clinical evaluation of respiratory-gated delivery of volumetric modulated arc therapy with RapidArc
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 55:N347-57. 2010
    ..In conclusion, RapidArc delivery proved, in a pre-clinical phase and non-clinically released framework, to be reliable and dosimetrically accurate also when applied in conjunction with gating procedures...
  25. doi request reprint Intensity modulation with photons for benign intracranial tumours: a planning comparison of volumetric single arc, helical arc and fixed gantry techniques
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Radiation Oncology Department, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 89:254-62. 2008
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Critical appraisal of a non-coplanar technique for radiotherapy of breast minimising lung involvement
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Radiation Oncology Department, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 76:319-25. 2005
    ..To appraise the potential benefit of a conformal technique with non-coplanar fields to minimise lung irradiation in the radiation treatment of breast...
  27. doi request reprint A treatment planning study comparing volumetric arc modulation with RapidArc and fixed field IMRT for cervix uteri radiotherapy
    Luca Cozzi
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 89:180-91. 2008
    ..A treatment planning study was performed to evaluate the performance of the novel volumetric modulated single arc radiotherapy on cervix uteri cancer patients. Conventional fixed field IMRT was used as benchmark...
  28. pmc Commissioning and early experience with a new-generation low-energy linear accelerator with advanced delivery and imaging functionalities
    Alessandro Clivio
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 6:129. 2011
    ..The aim of the present contribution was to report experience about its commissioning and first year results from clinical operation...
  29. doi request reprint On the role of the optimization algorithm of RapidArc(®) volumetric modulated arc therapy on plan quality and efficiency
    Eugenio Vanetti
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 38:5844-56. 2011
    ..The analysis aimed to assess (i) plan quality, (ii) technical delivery aspects, (iii) agreement between delivery and calculations, and (iv) planning efficiency of the two versions...
  30. doi request reprint Accuracy of Acuros XB and AAA dose calculation for small fields with reference to RapidArc(®) stereotactic treatments
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Med Phys 38:6228-37. 2011
    ..To assess the accuracy against measurements of two photon dose calculation algorithms (Acuros XB and the Anisotropic Analytical algorithm AAA) for small fields usable in stereotactic treatments with particular focus on RapidArc(®)...
  31. doi request reprint Preclinical assessment of volumetric modulated arc therapy for total marrow irradiation
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Radiation Oncology Department, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80:628-36. 2011
    ..A preclinical investigation was undertaken to explore a treatment technique for total marrow irradiation using RapidArc, a volumetric modulated arc technique...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pre-treatment verification of intensity modulated photon beams with films and electronic portal imaging--two years of clinical experience
    Luca Cozzi
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Z Med Phys 14:239-50. 2004
    ..Treatment verification stability and dosimetric analysis of treated plans are highly satisfactory and allow the safe introduction of this modality in the spectrum of techniques offered to a large class of patients...
  33. pmc Neo-adjuvant chemo-radiation of rectal cancer with volumetric modulated arc therapy: summary of technical and dosimetric features and early clinical experience
    Antonella Richetti
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Radiation Oncology Dept, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 5:14. 2010
    ..To report about initial technical and clinical experience in preoperative radiation treatment of rectal cancer with volumetric modulated arcs with the RapidArc (RA) technology...
  34. doi request reprint The impact of treatment couch modelling on RapidArc
    Eugenio Vanetti
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 54:N157-66. 2009
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy for carcinomas of the anal canal: A treatment planning comparison with fixed field IMRT
    Alessandro Clivio
    Medical Physics, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 92:118-24. 2009
    ..A treatment planning study was performed to compare volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy against conventional fixed field IMRT...
  36. doi request reprint Cranio-spinal irradiation with volumetric modulated arc therapy: a multi-institutional treatment experience
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 99:79-85. 2011
    ..To report the treatment of cranio-spinal irradiation (CSI) with volumetric modulated arc therapy (RapidArc) in adults and a child...
  37. ncbi request reprint Breast irradiation with three conformal photon fields for patients with high lung involvement
    Luca Cozzi
    Medical Physics Unit, Department of Physics Oncology, Institute of Southern Switzerland, University of Milan, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Acta Oncol 43:558-66. 2004
    ..2+/-1.8% (3F) and 98.8+/-1.6 (2F). A preliminary report on clinical follow up is also included; with a mean follow up of 15.8 months, no pulmonary or cardiac complications were observed...
  38. ncbi request reprint IMRT with the sliding window: comparison of the static and dynamic methods. Dosimetric and spectral analysis
    Giorgia Nicolini
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, 6504 Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 75:112-9. 2005
    ..Aim of the study is the critical appraisal of the two delivery techniques for intensity-modulated treatments commonly known as dynamic and static step and shoot, in the framework of a sliding window multileaf sequencing method...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparative planning study for proton radiotherapy of benign brain tumors
    Luca Cozzi
    Medical Physics, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Strahlenther Onkol 182:376-81. 2006
    ..A comparative study of different systems for proton-based radiotherapy was conducted...
  40. ncbi request reprint A treatment planning study using non-coplanar static fields and coplanar arcs for whole breast radiotherapy of patients with concave geometry
    Antonella Fogliata
    Radiation Oncology Department, Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiother Oncol 85:346-54. 2007
    ..A treatment planning study was performed to evaluate the performance of new radiotherapy techniques based on non-coplanar multiple fields or on dynamic conformal arcs for early stage breast treatments...
  41. pmc On the performances of different IMRT Treatment Planning Systems for selected paediatric cases
    Antonella Fogliata
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 2:7. 2007
    ..To evaluate the performance of seven different TPS (Treatment Planning Systems: Corvus, Eclipse, Hyperion, KonRad, Oncentra Masterplan, Pinnacle and PrecisePLAN) when intensity modulated (IMRT) plans are designed for paediatric tumours...
  42. doi request reprint On the determination of reference levels for quality assurance of flattening filter free photon beams in radiation therapy
    Alessandro Clivio
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics Unit, Bellinzona CH 6500, Switzerland
    Med Phys 41:021713. 2014
    ..The present study aims to validate these suggestions and to propose possible reference levels...
  43. ncbi request reprint The simultaneous integrated boost with proton beams in head and neck patients
    Luca Cozzia
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Physics, Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Z Med Phys 14:180-8. 2004
    ..Considering the high logistic impact and the limited availability of radiation facilities, the clinical exploitation of accelerated SIB treatment with protons appears promising...
  44. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional conformal vs. intensity-modulated radiotherapy in head-and-neck cancer patients: comparative analysis of dosimetric and technical parameters
    Luca Cozzi
    Medical Physics Unit, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, 6504 Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:617-24. 2004
    ....