Four-dimensional Radiation Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Clinical Perspective

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The purpose of this chapter is to review 4-dimensional radiotherapy (4DRT) for lung cancer in a way that supports the wider adoption of existing technologies and effective treatment strategies. 4DRT is defined, the components of a 4DRT program are identified, resource-sensitive 4DRT strategies are addressed and our own institution's approach to 4D lung RT is discussed.


Planning Target Volume Maximum Intensity Projection Cone Beam Compute Tomography Varian Medical System Cone Beam Compute Tomography Imaging 


Conflicts of interest

The Department of Radiation Oncology, VU University Medical Center has research collaborations with Varian Medical Systems Inc. (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Brainlab AG (Feldkirchen, Germany), Velocity Medical Solutions (Atlanta, GA, USA).


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  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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