Principles and Practice of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancer

Jing Cai, Joe Y. Chang, Fang-Fang Yin

September 19, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 396 Pages - 153 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498736732 - CAT# K26500
Series: Imaging in Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

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Features

  • Covers the full range of topics, from history to principles, technical advances, and step-by-step practice guidelines.
  • Follows a logical progression from practical to investigative, and beginning with the basic principles.
  • Addresses major changes including developments in four-dimensional (4D) imaging and multimodality image guidance.
  • Discusses critical topics including MRI-guided image guided radiation therapy, adaptive radiotherapy, and functional imaging for response assessment.
  • Explains the quality and safety issues related to IGRT practice.

 

Summary

This book gives a comprehensive overview on the use of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) in the treatment of lung cancer, covering step-by-step guidelines for clinical implementations, fundamental principles and key technical advances. It covers benefits and limitations of techniques as well as quality and safety issues related to IGRT practice.

  • Addresses imaging simulation, treatment planning, verification, and delivery
  • Discusses important quality assurance issues
  • Describes current methods using specialized machines and technologies

Jing Cai, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Duke University Medical Center. Joe Y. Chang, MD, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Fang-Fang Yin, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Radiation Physics, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Director of the Medical Physics program at Duke University.

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