Beam’s Eye View Imaging in Radiation Oncology

Ross I. Berbeco, Ph.D.

September 7, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 242 Pages - 125 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498736343 - CAT# K26482
Series: Imaging in Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

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Features

  • Provides the first complete summary of on-board imaging in radiation oncology.
  • Gives a historical overview leading to current technology.
  • Discusses clinical techniques that incorporate BEV imaging.
  • Includes clinical impact sections in each chapter.
  • Surveys novel applications and future innovations, including target modifications, real-time tracking, reconstructing delivered dose, and in vivo portal dosimetry.

Summary

This first dedicated overview for beam’s eye view (BEV) covers instrumentation, methods, and clinical use of this exciting technology, which enables real-time anatomical imaging. It highlights how the information collected (e.g., the shape and size of the beam aperture and intensity of the beam) is used in the clinic for treatment verification, adaptive radiotherapy, and in-treatment interventions. The chapters cover detector construction and components, common imaging procedures, and state of the art applications. The reader will also be presented with emerging innovations, including target modifications, real-time tracking, reconstructing delivered dose, and in vivo portal dosimetry.

Ross I. Berbeco, PhD, is a board-certified medical physicist and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.