Therapeutic usability of two different fiducial gold markers for robotic stereotactic radiosurgery of liver malignancies: A pilot study
Maria Marsico, Integrate Activity Department 1, Gastroenterology, AOU Modena University Hospital, 41121 Modena, Italy
Tommaso Gabbani, Maria Rosa Biagini, Andrea Galli, Oncology Department, Clinical Gastroenterology, AOU Careggi, Florence University Hospital, 50134 Florence, Italy
Lorenzo Livi, Oncology Department, Radiotherapy SOD, AOU Careggi, Florence University Hospital, 50134 Florence, Italy
Author contributions: Marsico M conceived the study, participated in the procedures for placement of the markers, wrote and reviewed the article; Gabbani T Participated in the procedures for placement of the markers, performed the statistical analysis, wrote and reviewed the article; Livi L and Galli A participated in the study design, coordinated and helped to draft the manuscript; Biagini MR participated in the study design, and in the procedures for placement of the markers and review of the article.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Gastroenterology Unit, University of Florence review board.
Informed consent statement: All patients provided written informed consent for enrolment in the study, and inclusion in this article of information that could potentially lead to their identification.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors (Maria Marsico, MD, Tommaso Gabbani, MD, Andrea Galli, Professor, Maria Rosa Biagini, MD, Lorenzo Livi, Professor) have no conflicts to report.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants gave informed consent for data sharing, however the data presented are anonymous and risk of identification is low.
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Correspondence to: Maria Marsico, MD, Integrate Activity Department 1, Gastroenterology, AOU Modena University Hospital, Via del Pozzo 71, 41121 Modena, Italy. email@example.com
Received: January 31, 2016
Peer-review started: January 31, 2016
First decision: March 31, 2016
Revised: May 2, 2016
Accepted: May 31, 2016
Article in press: June 2, 2016
Published online: June 18, 2016