Imaging of Interventional Therapies in Oncology: Image Guidance, Robotics, and Fusion Systems

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Abstract

Image-guided therapies play an increasingly important role in oncology. Several imaging tools for interventional oncology procedures are available or in development which influence the success of the procedures and, therefore, influence the implementation of the procedures into oncologic treatment strategies. In this chapter, a detailed review of medical imaging strategies during an interventional oncology procedure is provided including use of contrast agents for improved tumor visualization, real-time imaging, three-dimensional imaging, fusion of images of different imaging modalities, navigation of devices during interventions, movement of devices by robots, and intraprocedural imaging monitoring. Furthermore, problems of image guidance such as physician access to the patient and radiation exposure are discussed.

Keywords

Toxicity Catheter Microwave Attenuation Iodine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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