Imaging in Radiation Therapy

  • Cynthia Ménard
  • Ursula Nestle
  • David Jaffray
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Favorable clinical outcomes after radiotherapy are dependent on the technical performance of delivery. As a result, systems have evolved with a dedicated emphasis on the quality with which they can deliver the radiation dose to a specified target. In parallel, imaging systems have advanced at an accelerated pace of innovation bringing outstanding performance in cancer characterization and diagnosis. Hallmarks of quality in diagnostic imaging have focused on distinguishing tissue contrasts for categorization of disease, high throughput, and low radiation exposure. However, as these images are now increasingly integrated in the radiotherapy workflow, it is important to now define what constitutes high-quality imaging for the purpose of radiotherapy guidance.


Positron Emission Tomography Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Standardize Uptake Value Compute Tomography Number Positron Emission Tomography Examination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Princess Margaret Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University Hospital FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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