E Fourkal

Summary

Affiliation: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Particle in cell simulation of laser-accelerated proton beams for radiation therapy
    E Fourkal
    Radiation Oncology Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 29:2788-98. 2002
  2. doi request reprint 3D inpatient dose reconstruction from the PET-CT imaging of 90Y microspheres for metastatic cancer to the liver: feasibility study
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 40:081702. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Particle selection for laser-accelerated proton therapy feasibility study
    E Fourkal
    Radiation Oncology Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 30:1660-70. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Intensity modulated radiation therapy using laser-accelerated protons: a Monte Carlo dosimetric study
    E Fourkal
    Radiation Oncology Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Borehole Avenue, Philadelphia 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 48:3977-4000. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Shielding design for a laser-accelerated proton therapy system
    J Fan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 52:3913-30. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint A particle track-repeating algorithm for proton beam dose calculation
    J S Li
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 50:1001-10. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Dosimetric advantages of IMPT over IMRT for laser-accelerated proton beams
    W Luo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 53:7151-66. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Absolute dose reconstruction in proton therapy using PET imaging modality: feasibility study
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Phys Med Biol 54:N217-28. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Energy optimization procedure for treatment planning with laser-accelerated protons
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 34:577-84. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic IMRT for prostate cancer: dosimetric impact of multileaf collimator leaf width in the treatment of prostate cancer with IMRT
    L Wang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    J Appl Clin Med Phys 5:29-41. 2004

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Particle in cell simulation of laser-accelerated proton beams for radiation therapy
    E Fourkal
    Radiation Oncology Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 29:2788-98. 2002
    ..Because of the broad energy and angular spectra of the protons, a compact particle selection and beam collimation system will be needed to generate small beams of polyenergetic protons for intensity modulated proton therapy...
  2. doi request reprint 3D inpatient dose reconstruction from the PET-CT imaging of 90Y microspheres for metastatic cancer to the liver: feasibility study
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 40:081702. 2013
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a 3D dose calculation technique that is based on the PET imaging of the infused microspheres...
  3. ncbi request reprint Particle selection for laser-accelerated proton therapy feasibility study
    E Fourkal
    Radiation Oncology Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 30:1660-70. 2003
    ..The calculations presented in this article show that the dose rate that the selection system can yield is on the order of D=260 Gy/min for a field size of 1 x 1 cm2...
  4. ncbi request reprint Intensity modulated radiation therapy using laser-accelerated protons: a Monte Carlo dosimetric study
    E Fourkal
    Radiation Oncology Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Borehole Avenue, Philadelphia 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 48:3977-4000. 2003
    ..It is shown that for a two-beam arrangement (parallel-opposed) it is possible to achieve both superior target coverage with 5% dose inhomogeneity within the target and excellent sparing of surrounding tissue...
  5. ncbi request reprint Shielding design for a laser-accelerated proton therapy system
    J Fan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 52:3913-30. 2007
    ..It is shown that the two-layer shielding design with 10-12 cm thick polyethylene and 4 cm thick lead can effectively absorb the unwanted particles to meet the shielding requirements...
  6. ncbi request reprint A particle track-repeating algorithm for proton beam dose calculation
    J S Li
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 50:1001-10. 2005
    ..The differences between them were within 2%. The new algorithm was about 13 times faster than the GEANT3 Monte Carlo code for a uniform phantom geometry and over 700 times faster for a heterogeneous phantom geometry...
  7. doi request reprint Dosimetric advantages of IMPT over IMRT for laser-accelerated proton beams
    W Luo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 53:7151-66. 2008
    ..Significant improvement in target dose uniformity and normal tissue sparing as well as in reduction of whole body dose can be achieved by IMPT with appropriate optimization and beam setup...
  8. doi request reprint Absolute dose reconstruction in proton therapy using PET imaging modality: feasibility study
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Phys Med Biol 54:N217-28. 2009
    ..Deconvolution of the calculated activity with the PESM leads to the reconstructed dose being within 2% of that delivered...
  9. ncbi request reprint Energy optimization procedure for treatment planning with laser-accelerated protons
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Med Phys 34:577-84. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic IMRT for prostate cancer: dosimetric impact of multileaf collimator leaf width in the treatment of prostate cancer with IMRT
    L Wang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    J Appl Clin Med Phys 5:29-41. 2004
    ..78). In conclusion, the use of the mMLC for IMRT of the prostate resulted in significant improvement in the DVH parameters of the prostate and critical organs, which may improve the therapeutic ratio...
  11. ncbi request reprint WE-A-BRB-06: 3D In-Patient Dose Reconstruction from the PET-CT Imaging of Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Cancer to the Liver
    E Fourkal
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Med Phys 39:3932. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Linear energy transfer of proton clusters
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 56:3123-36. 2011
    ..As a result, the elevated radio biological effectiveness of the proton cluster may take place and conditions for its experimental observation are presented...
  13. ncbi request reprint Coulomb explosion effect and the maximum energy of protons accelerated by high-power lasers
    E Fourkal
    Department of Radiation Physics, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 71:036412. 2005
    ..The heavy-ion motion is found to modify the longitudinal electric field distribution, thus changing the acceleration conditions for the protons...
  14. ncbi request reprint Monitor unit calculation for Monte Carlo treatment planning
    C M Ma
    Radiation Oncology Department, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Phys Med Biol 49:1671-87. 2004
    ..It is also used for absolute dose calculations using Monte Carlo simulations for treatment verification, which has become part of our comprehensive IMRT quality assurance programme...
  15. ncbi request reprint SU-E-T-590: Procedure for Verification and Inter-Comparison of IMRT Beam Models
    I Veltchev
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Med Phys 39:3841. 2012
    ..Adoption of a unified strategy for beam model inter-comparison can greatly facilitate the evaluation and commissioning of IMRT beam models...
  16. ncbi request reprint Investigation into the physical characteristics of active matrix flat panel imagers for radiotherapy
    M Lachaine
    Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Med Phys 28:1689-95. 2001
    ..It is found that for small sensitive layer thicknesses (< or =0.3 mm) a front plate thickness of about 1 mm Cu is optimal, whereas for larger mass thicknesses about 0.4 mm Cu should lead to better image quality...
  17. ncbi request reprint Detective quantum efficiency of a direct-detection active matrix flat panel imager at megavoltage energies
    M Lachaine
    Cross Cancer Institute and University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Med Phys 28:1364-72. 2001
    ..The model is used to explore the DQE for more typical pixel sizes. The results indicate that with proper modifications, such as a larger a-Se thickness, a direct flat-panel AMFPI is a very promising detector for megavoltage imaging...