Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 1-1
  3. Anatomy and Physiopathology of Radiation-Induced Damage to Organs at Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 5-18
    3. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 19-30
    4. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 31-36
    5. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 37-46
  4. Modeling and Organ Delineation in Radiation Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 75-81
  5. Axial CT Radiological Anatomy: Image Gallery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-84
    2. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 85-102
    3. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 103-118
    4. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 119-130
    5. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 131-140
    6. Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 141-149
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-152

About this book

Introduction

Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and methods for target volume delineation. The third section is devoted to the radiological anatomy of organs at risk as seen on typical radiotherapy planning CT scans, with a view to assisting the radiation oncologist to recognize and delineate these organs for each anatomical region – head and neck, mediastinum, abdomen, and pelvis. The book is intended both for young radiation oncologists still in training and for their senior colleagues wishing to reduce intra-institutional variations in practice and thereby to standardize the definition of clinical target volumes. ​

Keywords

Clinical target volume delineation Conformal radiotherapy Organs at risk Toxicity

Authors and affiliations

  • Giampiero Ausili Cefaro
    • 1
  • Domenico Genovesi
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Perez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology“G. d’Annunzio” UniversityChietiItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiation Oncology Mallickrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5257-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5256-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5257-4
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