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Image Guided IMRT : concepts and clinical applications

Author: Thomas Bortfeld
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, 2005.
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Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), one of the important developments in radiation oncology, involves technology to deliver radiation to tumors in the right location, quantity and time.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Image Guided IMRT.
New York, NY : Springer, 2005
(DLC) 2005925670
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bortfeld
ISBN: 354020511X 9783540205111 9783540303565 3540303561
OCLC Number: 262691772
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 460 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Foundations.- Rationale of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy: A Clinician's Point of View.- The Potential and Limitations of IMRT: A Physicist's Point of View.- Imaging for IMRT.- Physical Optimization.- Practical IMRT Planning.- Dose Calculations for IMRT.- IMRT Delivery Techniques.- Biological Aspects of IMRT Planning and Delivery.- Image Guided Patient Setup.- QA-QC of IMRT: European Perspective.- QA-QC of IMRT: American Perspective.- Advanced Image-Guided and Biologically Guided Techniques.- Imaging Lymph Nodes Using CT and MRI, Imaging Cancer by PET.- PET and SPECT in IMRT: Future Prospects.- Magnetic Resonance Imaging for IMRT.- Molecular/Functional Image-guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.- Biological Optimization.- Advanced Imaging and Guidance System for Use in Intensity Modulated RT.- External Beam Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART) on a Conventional Medical Accelerator.- Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART) Strategies Using Helical Tomotherapy.- 4D CT Simulation.- 4D Treatment Planning.- "4D" IMRT Delivery.- Clinical.- IMRT for Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity (Sino-Nasal) Tumors.- IMRT for Carcinomas of the Oropharynx and Oral Cavity.- IMRT for Carcinomas of the Nasopharynx.- Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy in Cancer of the Larynx.- Central Nervous System, Skull Base and Paraspinal Tumors.- IMRT Lung.- Breast IMRT.- IMRT for Malignancies of the Upper Abdomen and Retroperitoneum.- Prostate IMRT.- Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy for Carcinomas of the Uterine Cervix and Endometrium.- Integration of IMRT and Brachytherapy.- High Precision and Unconventional Fractionation IMRT.
Responsibility: Thomas Bortfeld [and others] (eds.).
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