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IMRT, IGRT, SBRT : advances in the treatment planning and delivery of radiotherapy

Author: John Meyer
Publisher: Basel ; New York : Karger, 2007.
Series: Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology, v. 40.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Karger 'Publishing Highlights 1890-2015' title New high-precision technologies for the planning and delivery of radiotherapy are major advances in cancer treatment.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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IMRT, IGRT, SBRT.
Basel ; New York : Karger, 2007
(DLC) 2007013600
(OCoLC)122499810
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Meyer
ISBN: 9783318014150 331801415X
OCLC Number: 667084008
Description: 1 online resource (x, 437 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Frequently Used Abbreviations; Preface; Foreword: New Technologies in the Radiotherapy Clinic; Abstract; Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy:Where Are We Now,Where Do We Need to Go?; IMRT Efficiency and Benefit; Heterogeneity Correction; Image Guidance in Radiation Therapy; Intertreatment Changes; Intratreatment Motion and Tumor Tracking; Adaptive Radiotherapy; Biology,Imaging and Image Guidance; Stereotaxis and Radiotherapy Delivery; Current Concerns for SBRT; 1. Dose; 2. Fractionation; 3. Patient Selection; 4. Treatment Availability; References Introduction: From New Frontiers to New Standards of Practice: Advances in Radiotherapy Planning and DeliveryAbstract; An Evolution of Technology Redefining Clinical Practice; The IGRT hypothesis:; CT Simulation and Three-Dimensional Treatment Planning; Oncological Imaging; Dose Calculations; Treatment Plan Optimization; Image-Guided Treatment Machines; Cone Beam CT Linear Accelerator IGRT; Helical Tomotherapy IGRT; Cyberknife IGRT; Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy and Beyond; Questions in the applications of IGRT:; Radiation Oncology Informatics; Collaborative Working Groups Education and Training Requirements in the Image-Guided Radiation Therapy EraImplementing Image-Guided Radiation Therapy in the Clinic; Summary and Conclusion; References; I. IMRT and IGRT Techniques and Technology; Treatment Planning; Obstacles and Advances in Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning; Abstract; Basic Concepts in Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning; A Typical IMRT Treatment Planning System Today; Problems with Today 's IMRT Treatment Planning Systems; (1)Do DVH Constraints Derived in the Pre-IMRT Era Apply to IMRT Dose Distributions? (2)The Weight Paradox(3)Hard-to-Control Tradeoffs and the Lack of Clear Priorities; (4)Dosimetric Modeling Problems; (5)Hot Spots outside the Target; (6)The Lack of Dose Tweaking Tools; Treatment Planning Workarounds:Some Suggestions; Workaround for Chopped Beamlets; Approaches to Improving Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning; Prioritized Prescription Optimization; Summarizing Locational Information about Hot and Cold Spots: Dose-Distance Plots; Biologically Based Treatment Planning; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References Four-Dimensional Imaging and Treatment Planning of Moving TargetsAbstract; Artifacts in Imaging of Moving Objects; Four-Dimensional CT Scanning; Challenges Posed by Four-Dimensional CT; Four-Dimensional Dose Calculations; Case Study; Acknowledgements; References; Imaging from Treatment Planning to Delivery; Image Guidance:Treatment Target Localization Systems; Abstract; The Treatment Planning and Delivery Process; Sources of Geometric Uncertainty; Target Localization Technologies; Surface Markers and Optical Tracking; Stereotaxy; Megavoltage Electronic Portal Imaging; Radiopaque Markers
Series Title: Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology, v. 40.
Responsibility: volume editor, John L. Meyer ; contributing editors, B.D. Kavanagh, J.A. Purdy, R. Timmerman.
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