More Details about Image-Guided and Adaptive Radiation Therapy

General Information  
PublisherWolters Kluwer | Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publish YearOctober 2009


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.

Key Features:-

  • Reviews state-of-the-art technology in radiation therapy: image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and
  • Details in a stepwise fashion how to set up and run an IGRT/ART program, including planning, patient
  • Contributors represent those who are helping to bring these techniques to the forefront of radiation