Image-Guided IMRT

  • Thomas Bortfeld
  • Rupert Schmidt-Ullrich
  • Wilfried De Neve
  • David E. Wazer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Remeijer, Marcel van Herk
      Pages 19-30
    3. Uwe Oelfke, Simeon Nill, Jan J. Wilkens
      Pages 31-45
    4. Wilfried De Neve, Yan Wu, Gary Ezzell
      Pages 47-59
    5. Jeffrey V. Siebers
      Pages 61-71
    6. Steve Webb
      Pages 73-90
    7. Andrzej Niemierko
      Pages 91-96
    8. D. Verellen
      Pages 97-116
    9. Carlos De Wagter
      Pages 117-128
    10. Jean M. Moran, Ping Xia
      Pages 129-141
  3. Advanced Image-Guided and Biologically Guided Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Th. Duprez, E. E. Coche, M. Lonneux
      Pages 145-170
    3. Christophe Van de Wiele
      Pages 171-176
    4. Lynn J. Verhey, Cynthia Chuang, Andrea Pirzkall
      Pages 177-186
    5. Lei Xing, Yong Yang, Daniel M. Spielman
      Pages 187-198
    6. Andrzej Niemierko
      Pages 199-216
    7. D. A. Jaffray, K. K. Brock, M. B. Sharpe
      Pages 217-227

About this book

Introduction

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), one of the most important developments in radiation oncology in the past 25 years, involves technology to deliver radiation to tumors in the right location, quantity and time. Unavoidable irradiation of surrounding normal tissues is distributed so as to preserve their function. The achievements and future directions in the field are grouped in the three sections of the book, each suitable for supporting a teaching course. Part 1 contains topical reviews of the basic principles of IMRT, part 2 describes advanced techniques such as image-guided and biologically based approaches, and part 3 focuses on investigation of IMRT to improve outcome at various cancer sites.

Keywords

Cancer Intensity modulated radiation therapy Medical physics Radiation oncology Tumor carcinoma computed tomography (CT) imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positron emission tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Bortfeld
    • 1
  • Rupert Schmidt-Ullrich
    • 2
  • Wilfried De Neve
    • 3
  • David E. Wazer
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Radiation OncologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of RadiotherapyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium
  4. 4.Dept. of Radiation OncologyTufts UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-30356-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20511-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30356-5
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