RSS 2019 SBRT Pancreas Plan Study (High Performer Summary)

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This article pertains to 2019 RSS Plan Study: SBRT Pancreas. If you’re looking for the TROG 2019 SBRT Pancreas results, please click here.


Thanks to all who participated in the 2019 Radiosurgery Society annual meeting. This was an SBRT pancreas case with plan scoring based on the “Alliance” protocol.

In this article, we present a list of participant names, institutions, and plan details for some of the highest performers for this study:

  1. Top 30% overall by total plan score
  2. Top 20 VMAT plans (plan score & efficiency)
  3. Top 20 VMAT plans (plan score only)
  4. Top 5 IMRT plans (plan score & efficiency)
  5. Top 5 IMRT plans (plan score only)
  6. Top 15 robotic plans
  7. Top 5 proton plans
  8. Top 5 student plans

Table 1. Top 30% across all submitted plans, based on total plan score.

Note: A few participants had multiple submissions (e.g., both VMAT and IMRT plans) under different accounts. This is allowed. However, in those cases, if one of their plans used > 10,000 MU, those plans were left off the overall list and their more efficient plans retained.

Participant Name Role Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Perumal Murugan physicist Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre India Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 5240 19 11 147.40
Simon Heinze physicist Kantonsspital St.Gallen Switzerland Eclipse VMAT 10 6FFF 4184 19 13 147.23
Christopher Peck physicist SCL Health St. Vincent’s Frontier Cancer Center United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 147.17
Anthony Simon physicist SCL Health St. Vincent’s Frontier Cancer Center United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 147.17
wanglu physician anshan cancer hospital China Eclipse VMAT 7 6FFF 3951 19 11 147.15
Christopher Peck physicist SCL Health St. Vincent’s Frontier Cancer Center United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 11 147.12
Ray Dalfsen therapist RAH Australia RayStation VMAT 4 6 4775 19 11 147.07
Frank Simac dosimetrist 21st Century Oncology United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 12 15 3632 19 11 147.00
SIVAKUMAR physicist Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital Bangalore India Eclipse VMAT 4 6SRS 4151 19 13 147.00
MURALI GOVINDARAJ physicist Kailash cancer Hospital and research centre India Eclipse VMAT 4 6FFF 3815 19 12 146.90
caocan physicist anshan cancer hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 10643 19 13 146.88
tong kai ze physicist anshan cancer hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 10812 19 12 146.88
Atchar physicist University of California, San Francisco United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 146.87
Jan Garčic physicist Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Czech Republic Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 4364 19 10 146.83
Gang Qiu physicist Hebei General Hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 9021 19 12 146.77
Gajendran N physicist Regency Healthcare, Kanpur (India) India Eclipse VMAT 5 6FFF 4596 19 11 146.72
Dinesan Chinnaiya physicist Shri Sankara Cancer Hospital India Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 4338 19 11 146.67
Shayne Etherton therapist Adem Crosby Centre, Sunshine Coast Hospital Australia Monaco VMAT 4 10 4763 19 11 146.57
Rolland Julien physicist IPC CHICAS France RayStation VMAT 4 12 4682 19 11 146.55
Anthony R Magliari dosimetrist Varian United States Eclipse Proton 3 19 13 146.50
Drew Granatowicz dosimetrist Nebraska Medicine United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 3688 19 10 146.48
Jiang Shewei physicist Central Hospital Of Jiaozuo Coal Group,Henan Jiaozuo China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 9932 19 12 146.42
yang siyao physicist Qiannan Chinese medicine hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 8929 19 13 146.42
Colin Sims other Accuray CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 146.41
guozhiwei physicist Xuchang People’s Hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 10022 19 13 146.40
Ying Lou physicist XingNing People’s Hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 8853 19 12 146.40
Vanessa Magliari dosimetrist Varian Medical Systems United States Eclipse VMAT 6 19 10 146.38
Tomas Prochazka physicist Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Czech Republic Eclipse VMAT 3 6FFF 3618 19 11 146.36
wenzheng feng physicist Bayhealth MC United States Eclipse VMAT 4 10 2814 19 12 146.35
James Henry dosimetrist WK Cancer Center United States RayStation Proton 3 19 11 146.29
Joshua Phillips physicist Radiation Oncology Associates Fort Wayne United States Eclipse VMAT 6 6FFF 5032 19 11 146.21
Friedemann Herberth physicist Kantonsspital St.Gallen Switzerland Eclipse VMAT 13 6FFF 8038 19 8 146.17
Chris McGuinness physicist Kaiser United States Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 3500 19 11 146.16
Ryan Malmin physicist Minneapolis Radiation Oncology United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10 3372 19 10 146.15
Sathana A physicist Regency Healthcare, Kanpur India Eclipse VMAT 6 6FFF 4970 19 13 146.08
Anthony Magliari dosimetrist Varian Medical Systems United States Eclipse VMAT 3 6FFF 4427 19 9 146.07
Dustin Alex Whittington dosimetrist Self Regional Healthcare United States Eclipse VMAT 3 6FFF 5264 19 10 146.06
WILLIAM TRINCA physicist Mae de Deus Hospital Brazil Eclipse VMAT 3 6SRS 5005 19 12 146.06
Michael Mast dosimetrist Community Howard Regional Health / RTU United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 17 18 11614 19 10 146.03
Scott Senick physicist Varian Medical United States Eclipse VMAT 9 10FFF 3999 19 11 145.91
Kai Leung Li therapist St Teresa’s Hospital Oncology Centre Hong Kong Eclipse VMAT 4 6FFF 8328 19 11 145.88
Xuanfeng Ding physicist Beaumont Health United States RayStation Proton 19 15 145.87
Fumiya Tanaka therapist Hitachi,Ltd. Healthcare Business Unit Japan RayStation IMRT (SnS) 10 10 3761 19 12 145.86
raffaele meroni other Accuray Italy CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 11 145.84
Norifumi Mizuno physicist St. Luke’s International Hospital Japan RayStation IMRT (Dyn) 28 6 4727 19 11 145.82
Gang Liu physicist Wuhan Union Hospital / Beaumont Health System China RayStation Proton 19 16 145.82
James Keskemety dosimetrist Philips Pinnacle3 VMAT 3 7 4202 19 11 145.75
Michael Trager physicist Thomas Jefferson University Hospital United States Eclipse VMAT 3 6FFF 4931 19 10 145.72
Thomas Costantino dosimetrist 21st Century Oncology United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 2462 19 8 145.60
Yuuta Miyake other Elekta Japan Monaco VMAT 4 10FFF + 6FFF 5919 19 10 145.58
Daniela Schmitt physicist University Hospital Heidelberg Germany CyberKnife Robotic 1 6 17077 19 11 145.58
Evan Thomas physician University of Alabama at Birmingham United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 3024 19 11 145.57
Jonathan Stenbeck physicist Prisma Health United States Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 2537 19 10 145.50
Paul Barry dosimetrist Elekta Monaco VMAT 2 10 3742 19 10 145.45

Table 2. Top 20 plans using volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) beams and based on both quality (plan score) and efficiency (total treatment MU).

Participant Name Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Thomas Costantino 21st Century Oncology United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 2462 19 8 145.60
Jonathan Stenbeck Prisma Health United States Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 2537 19 10 145.50
Christopher J. Moore MDA/Cooper Cancer Center United States Pinnacle3 VMAT 4 10 2576 19 9 145.15
Anthony Huynh Piedmont Atlanta Hospital United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 2640 19 10 144.82
wenzheng feng Bayhealth MC United States Eclipse VMAT 4 10 2814 19 12 146.35
Timothy Atkins Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust United Kingdom RayStation VMAT 4 6 2919 19 12 145.11
Evan Thomas University of Alabama at Birmingham United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 3024 19 11 145.57
Eugene Holdman National Cancer Center Belarus Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 3042 19 12 144.99
Ryan Malmin Minneapolis Radiation Oncology United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10 3372 19 10 146.15
Chris McGuinness Kaiser United States Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 3500 19 11 146.16
Tomas Prochazka Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Czech Republic Eclipse VMAT 3 6FFF 3618 19 11 146.36
Jong-Han Hank Ho MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper United States Pinnacle3 VMAT 2 6 3660 19 10 145.37
Drew Granatowicz Nebraska Medicine United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 3688 19 10 146.48
Paul Barry Elekta Monaco VMAT 2 10 3742 19 10 145.45
Peter Treon Rhode Island Hospital United States RayStation VMAT 4 6FFF 3740 19 12 145.07
MURALI GOVINDARAJ Kailash cancer Hospital and research centre India Eclipse VMAT 4 6FFF 3815 19 12 146.90
wanglu anshan cancer hospital China Eclipse VMAT 7 6FFF 3951 19 11 147.15
Scott Senick Varian Medical United States Eclipse VMAT 9 10FFF 3999 19 11 145.91
SIVAKUMAR Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital Bangalore India Eclipse VMAT 4 6SRS 4151 19 13 147.00
Simon Heinze Kantonsspital St.Gallen Switzerland Eclipse VMAT 10 6FFF 4184 19 13 147.23

Table 3. Top 20 plans using volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) beams and based only on plan score.

Participant Name Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Perumal Murugan Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre India Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 5240 19 11 147.40
Simon Heinze Kantonsspital St.Gallen Switzerland Eclipse VMAT 10 6FFF 4184 19 13 147.23
wanglu anshan cancer hospital China Eclipse VMAT 7 6FFF 3951 19 11 147.15
Ray Dalfsen RAH Australia RayStation VMAT 4 6 4775 19 11 147.07
SIVAKUMAR Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital Bangalore India Eclipse VMAT 4 6SRS 4151 19 13 147.00
MURALI GOVINDARAJ Kailash cancer Hospital and research centre India Eclipse VMAT 4 6FFF 3815 19 12 146.90
caocan anshan cancer hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 10643 19 13 146.88
tong kai ze anshan cancer hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 10812 19 12 146.88
Jan Garčic Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Czech Republic Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 4364 19 10 146.83
Gang Qiu Hebei General Hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 9021 19 12 146.77
Gajendran N Regency Healthcare, Kanpur (India) India Eclipse VMAT 5 6FFF 4596 19 11 146.72
Dinesan Chinnaiya Shri Sankara Cancer Hospital India Eclipse VMAT 4 10FFF 4338 19 11 146.67
Shayne Etherton Adem Crosby Centre, Sunshine Coast Hospital Australia Monaco VMAT 4 10 4763 19 11 146.57
Rolland Julien IPC CHICAS France RayStation VMAT 4 12 4682 19 11 146.55
Drew Granatowicz Nebraska Medicine United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10FFF 3688 19 10 146.48
Jiang Shewei Central Hospital Of Jiaozuo Coal Group,Henan Jiaozuo China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 9932 19 12 146.42
yang siyao Qiannan Chinese medicine hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 8929 19 13 146.42
guozhiwei Xuchang People’s Hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 10022 19 13 146.40
Ying Lou XingNing People’s Hospital China Monaco VMAT 3 6FFF 8853 19 12 146.40
Vanessa Magliari Varian Medical Systems United States Eclipse VMAT 6 19 10 146.38

Table 4. Top 5 plans using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) beams and based on both quality (plan score) and efficiency (total treatment MU).

Participant Name Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Kirby DeLozier Winter Haven Hospital United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 28 18 2788 19 9 143.37
James Henry Willis Knighton Cancer Center United States RayStation IMRT (SnS) 10 10 3219 19 10 144.10
David Deng Thomas Jefferson University United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 9 6 3156 19 9 140.05
Emily Basset Elekta United Kingdom Monaco IMRT (SnS) 15 7FFF 3411 19 10 143.55
Frank Simac 21st Century Oncology United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 12 15 3632 19 11 147.00

Table 5. Top 5 plans using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) beams and based only on plan score.

Participant Name Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Perumal Murugan Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre India Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 20 10FFF 10598 19 12 147.42
Frank Simac 21st Century Oncology United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 12 15 3632 19 11 147.00
SIVAKUMAR Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital And Research Centre India Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 20 10FFF 11971 19 12 147.00
Michael Mast Community Howard Regional Health / RTU United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 17 18 11614 19 10 146.03
Fumiya Tanaka Hitachi,Ltd. Healthcare Business Unit Japan RayStation IMRT (SnS) 10 10 3761 19 12 145.86

Table 6. Top 15 plans using robotic (CyberKnife) delivery.

Participant Name Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Christopher Peck SCL Health St. Vincent’s Frontier Cancer Center United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 147.17
Anthony Simon SCL Health St. Vincent’s Frontier Cancer Center United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 147.17
Christopher Peck SCL Health St. Vincent’s Frontier Cancer Center United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 11 147.12
Atchar University of California, San Francisco United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 146.87
Colin Sims Accuray United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 12 146.41
raffaele meroni Accuray Italy CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 11 145.84
Daniela Schmitt University Hospital Heidelberg Germany CyberKnife Robotic 1 6 17077 19 11 145.58
Jan Konieczek The London Clinic United Kingdom CyberKnife Robotic 2 6 35085 19 9 145.32
Conrad Mitzel Accuray United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 10 145.22
Bill Vogel Accuray United States CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 9 145.00
Andrew Cardin Radiation Physics Solutions, LLC United States CyberKnife Robotic 1 6 12020 19 10 144.75
paul abbass SFRO STuart United States CyberKnife Robotic 14 6 4011 19 10 144.36
Hao Wang Eastern Hepatobiliary Hospital China CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 9 144.20
Oliver Blanck University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein Germany CyberKnife Robotic 6 19 11 143.39
Justin Ducote OCCROC United States CyberKnife Robotic 1 6 11928 19 12 143.03

Table 7. Top 5 plans using proton beams.

Participant Name Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Anthony R Magliari Varian United States Eclipse Proton 3 (Variable) 19 13 146.50
James Henry WK Cancer Center United States RayStation Proton 3 (Variable) 19 11 146.29
Xuanfeng Ding Beaumont Health United States RayStation Proton (Variable) 19 15 145.87
Gang Liu Wuhan Union Hospital / Beaumont Health System China RayStation Proton (Variable) 19 16 145.82
Nicolas Depauw Massachusetts General Hospital United States Astroid Proton 3 (Variable) 19 10 143.81

Table 8. Top 5 plans submitted by students.

Participant Name Institution Country TPS Model Modality # Beams MV MU TH1 TH2 SCORE
Samantha Madeksiak Thomas Jefferson University United States Pinnacle3 VMAT 2 6 2363 19 10 144.79
Ruiwen Li University of Thomas Jefferson United States Eclipse VMAT 4 10 3377 19 10 143.16
Bryeanna Southern Illinois University Carbondale United States Eclipse VMAT 2 6 3186 19 11 141.22
David Deng Thomas Jefferson University United States Eclipse IMRT (Dyn) 9 6 3156 19 9 140.05
Justin English Grand Valley State University United States Eclipse VMAT 3 10 2485 19 9 135.41