New technologies in the radiotherapy clinic

J. Meyer, L. Verhey, P. Xia, John 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 publicationFrontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameFrontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology
Volume40
ISSN (Print)00719676

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Meyer, J., Verhey, L., Xia, P., & Wong, J. (2007). New technologies in the radiotherapy clinic. In Frontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology (Vol. 40, pp. 1-17). (Frontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology; Vol. 40). https://doi.org/10.1159/0000106025