Tumor Response Monitoring and Treatment Planning

Advanced Radiation Therapy

  • Alfred Breit
  • Andreas Heuck
  • Peter Lukas
  • Peter Kneschaurek
  • Manfred Mayr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Tumor Response Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Introductory Contribution

    3. New Tools in Tumor Response Monitoring

    4. Tumor Response Monitoring: Brain

      1. S. R. Felber, G. J. Stockhammer, G. G. Birbamer, H. Kostron, F. T. Aichner
        Pages 43-48
      2. T. E. Southon, U. Sonnewald, I. S. Gribbestad, G. Nilsen, G. Unsgård, P. A. Rinck
        Pages 49-52
      3. K. Neumann, W. Kornmesser, R. Ullrich, K.-J. Gräf, R. Felix
        Pages 53-57
    5. Tumor Response Monitoring: Head and Neck

      1. U. Mende, J. Zöller, I. A. Born, M. Loth
        Pages 79-82
      2. C. Wagner-Manslau, U. Gebhardt, R. Dorn, P. Lukas, B. Clasen, M. Herzog et al.
        Pages 83-87
      3. P. Held, P. Lukas, A. Atzinger, S. Braitinger, W.-D. Gassel, F. Fellner et al.
        Pages 89-92
      4. U. Haberkorn, L. G. Strauss, A. Dimitrakopoulou, E. Seiffert, C. Reißer, F. Oberdorfer et al.
        Pages 93-96
      5. N. Hosten, W. Schörner, C. Zwicker, K. Neumann, A. Lietz, S. Serke et al.
        Pages 97-101

About these proceedings


Medical imaging progressed to a standard undreamt of not very many years ago. The advances are due to continuous development of radiological techniques and the introduction of magnetic resonance imaging. With the improved and new methods three-dimensional target volumes for radiation therapy can be defined with hitherto unknown precision. This leads to an improvement in irradiation techniques and, as a consequence, to a higher likelihood of tumor control and a lower risk of normal tissue complications. Besides the improvement in irradiation techniques the new imaging methods may enable great strides in tumor response monitoring, not only in the detection of morphological alterations but also by showing physiological changes in the tumor during and after treatment by means of MRI and PET. This not only leads to better prognostic information but may also allow early evaluation of the response to treatment. It may then be possible to individualize the radiation dose but also the alternative-treatment for non-responders. This is certainly a future direction for radiation oncology.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI imaging imaging techniques oncology radiation oncology radiation therapy tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Breit
    • 1
  • Andreas Heuck
    • 2
  • Peter Lukas
    • 2
  • Peter Kneschaurek
    • 2
  • Manfred Mayr
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut und Poliklinik für StrahlentherapieKlinikum rechts der IsarMünchen 80Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Strahlentherapie und Radiologische OnkologieKlinikum rechts der IsarMünchen 80Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48681-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-54783-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48681-4
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