Image-Guided and Adaptive Radiation Therapy

Image-Guided and Adaptive Radiation Therapy

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This book provides detailed, state-of-the-art information and guidelines on the latest developments, innovations, and clinical procedures in image-guided and adaptive radiation therapy. The first section discusses key methodological and technological issues in image-guided and adaptive radiation therapy, including use of implanted fiducial markers, management of respiratory motion, image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy, three-dimensional conformal brachytherapy, target definition and localization, and PET/CT and biologically conformal radiation therapy. The second section provides practical clinical information on image-guided adaptive radiation therapy for cancers at all common anatomic sites and for pediatric cancers. The third section offers practical guidelines for establishing an effective image-guided adaptive radiation therapy program.Similar results have been reported in another series.45 The authors prospectively compared the performance of ... Intuitively, spatial inaccuracy contributed less to CT inaccuracy than it did to FDG-PET inaccuracy. ... controlled studies suggest that FDG-PET has higher sensitivity and specificity than CT and/ or MRI scan.

Title:Image-Guided and Adaptive Radiation Therapy
Author:Robert D. Timmerman, Lei Xing
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2012-10-09


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