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Radiation Therapy Planning Using SPECT-CT

  • Gianfranco Loi
  • Eugenio Inglese
  • Marco Krengli
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Abstract

Up to date image-guided radiotherapy extensively involves radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics for accurate delineation of the volumes of interest (VOIs) and assists physicians to extract the most relevant clinical information. The aim is to precisely identify the gross tumor volume (GTV) and to use the available information to delineate the clinical target volume (CTV) that represents the microscopic invasion of the tumor. The ever-increasing amount of image data acquired (CT, MRI, SPECT and PET) requires the development of a robust image registration process for precise image alignment. This is a prerequisite for obtaining imaging useful for precise target identification that employs multiple modalities with morphological, functional and biological information. The integration of these multiple images may allow identifying target and non-target structures better than using each single imaging modality [1–3].

Keywords

Sentinel Node Clinical Target Volume Gross Tumor Volume Brain Glioma Relevant Clinical Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianfranco Loi
    • 1
  • Eugenio Inglese
    • 1
  • Marco Krengli
    • 1
  1. 1.U. O. Medicina NucleareOspedale Maggiore della Carità di NovaraNovaraItaly

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