New technologies in the radiotherapy clinic

J. Meyer, L. Verhey, P. Xia, J. Wong

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Abstract

What are the limitations to the accuracy of our current technologies in radiation oncology? The immobilization of the patient, definition of the target, motion of the target and localization of the target are the major concerns that must be addressed. Current approaches to meet these needs have brought new technical systems with greater precision and new clinical procedures with higher expectations of practice. This text offers discussions on these issues, including advances in intensitymodulated radiotherapy planning, clinical target definition for the major tumor sites, management of organ motion, target localization and image guidance systems, and the expanding applications of high-precision treatment with stereotactic body radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIMRT, IGRT, SBRT - Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy
EditorsJohn Meyer
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 6 2007

Publication series

NameFrontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology
Volume40
ISSN (Print)0071-9676

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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