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Clinical and Translational Oncology

, Volume 11, Issue 8, pp 511–517 | Cite as

Theoretical aspects of implementation of kilovoltage cone-beam CT onboard linear accelerator for image-guided radiotherapy

  • Marta Rodríguez CordónEmail author
  • Carlos Ferrer Albiach
Educational Series Current Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment

Abstract

The main objective of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) equipment is to reduce and correct inherent errors in external radiotherapy processes. At the present time, there are different IGRT systems available, but here we will refer exclusively to the kilovoltage cone-beam CT onboard linear accelerator (CBkVCT) and the different aspects that, from a clinical point of view, should be taken into consideration before the implementation of this equipment.

Keywords

Image-guided radiotherapy Plan implementation Cone-beam CT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Rodríguez Cordón
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos Ferrer Albiach
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Oncology, Consorcio Hospitalario de CastellónCastellónSpain

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