Image-Guided and Adaptive Radiation Therapy

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Author: Robert Timmerman, M.D., Lei Xing, Ph.D.
Affiliation: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN 10: 0781782821
ISBN 13: 9780781782821
eISBN: 9781469867014
Edition: 1st
Description:
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.
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