New Technologies in Radiation Oncology

ISBN: 978-3-540-00321-2 (Print) 978-3-540-29999-8 (Online)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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    New Technologies in 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy: Introduction and Overview

  2. Basics of 3D Imaging

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      3D Reconstruction

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      Pages 17-25

      Processing and Segmentation of 3D Images

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      3D Visualization

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      Pages 41-52

      Image Registration and Data Fusion for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

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      Pages 53-64

      Data Formats, Networking, Archiving and Telemedicine

  3. 3D Imaging for Radiotherapy

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      Pages 41-80

      Clinical X-Ray Computed Tomography

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      Pages 81-97

      4D Imaging and Treatment Planning

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      Pages 99-111

      Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Radiotherapy Planning

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      Potential of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Radiotherapy Planning

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      Pages 133-149

      PET and PET/CT for Radiotherapy Planning

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      Pages 151-163

      Patient Positioning in Radiotherapy Using Optical-Guided 3D Ultrasound Techniques

  4. 3D Treatment Planning for Conformal Radiotherapy

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      Pages 167-177

      Definition of Target Volume and Organs at Risk. Biological Target Volume

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      Pages 179-186

      Virtual Therapy Simulation

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      Pages 187-196

      Dose Calculation Algorithms

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      Pages 197-206

      Monte Carlo Dose Calculation for Treatment Planning

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      Optimization of Treatment Plans, Inverse Planning

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      Pages 221-235

      Biological Models in Treatment Planning

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      Pages 237-254

      2D and 3D Planning in Brachytherapy

  5. New Treatment Techniques

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      Pages 257-266

      Beam Delivery in 3D Conformal Radiotherapy Using Multi-Leaf Collimators

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