Title Image Guidance in Radiation Therapy
Subtitle Techniques, Accuracy, and Limitations
Author Parham Alaei , George X. Ding
ISBN 9781936366620
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 406
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
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Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) has been used since the inception of radiation treatment, but its usage became routine with the development of gantry-mounted cone-beam CT systems in the early 21st century. IGRT is now the norm in the clinics equipped with modern radiation therapy delivery systems. All patients undergoing radiation therapy benefit from this widely available technology, as it enables more accurate delivery of radiation to the intended targets.

The 2018 summer school and this book cover all the important aspects of current IGRT techniques used in clinics, as well as some emerging technologies that may become available in the future. Since IGRT is a confluence of radiation therapy and imaging physics, many of the topics covered here focus on the application of imaging physics in therapy. Although the majority of image-guidance devices use ionizing radiation, the imaging modalities that use non-ionizing radiation are also included here.

This book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art image-guidance techniques employed in radiotherapy, and it provides necessary information to medical physicists who would like to know about current image guidance techniques and modalities.



List of Contributors

Chapter 1: Overview of Image Guidance in Radiation Therapy
Parham Alaei and George X. Ding

Chapter 2: State of the Art in 2D X-ray Imaging: Flat Panel Detectors
Emma Harris and Phil Evans

Chapter 3: From 3D to 4D: State of the Art for CT and MRI Simulation
Carri Glide-Hurst

Chapter 4: X-ray-based Three-dimensional Image Guidance Methods in Radiation Therapy
Ryan T. Flynn and Linda J. Poplawski

Chapter 5: Combined Kilovoltage/Megavoltage (kV/MV) Imaging and Tomosynthesis
Lei Ren and You Zhang

Chapter 6: Ultrasound-guided Radiotherapy
Emma Harris

Chapter 7: Image Guidance in Proton Therapy
Kevin Teo, Miao Zhang, and Wei Zou

Chapter 8: Imaging Dose in Radiation Therapy
Parham Alaei and Emiliano Spezi

Chapter 9: Managing Imaging Dose Based on AAPM TG-180 Recommendations
George X. Ding and Parham Alaei

Chapter 10: Measurements of Kilovoltage Imaging Dose
Jonathan R. Sykes and Robin Hill

Chapter 11: Calculations of the Imaging Dose with Emphasis on Kilovoltage Imaging
Emiliano Spezi, Parham Alaei, and George X. Ding

Chapter 12: Surface Image-guided Radiotherapy: Overview and Quality Assurance
Alonso N. Gutierrez, Hania A. Al-Hallaq, and Dennis N. Stanley

Chapter 13: Surface Image-guided Radiotherapy: Clinical Applications and Motion Management
Hania A. Al-Hallaq, Alonso N. Gutierrez, and Laura Padilla

Chapter 14: Image Guidance in Frameless Cranial Radiosurgery
George X. Ding and Gouzhen Luo

Chapter 15: Image Guidance in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Jonathan Sykes and Parham Alaei

Chapter 16: MR Guidance in Radiation Therapy
Patrick M. Hill and Kathryn Mittauer

About the Editors:

Parham Alaei is a Professor and the Director of Medical Physics at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Minnesota. He has practiced and taught medical physics for over 20 years and has served on many AAPM committees. His recent research interest has been on image guidance in radiation therapy, including quantification of its dose, with a focus on kilovoltage imaging.

George Ding is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University. A professed nature lover, he feels very fortunate to have learned from the scientists on the cutting edge of research while doing his Ph.D. He helped develop the Monte Carlo user code, BEAM, at the National Research Council of Canada. His main research interests include dosimetry in radiotherapy and imaging dose to patients from imaging guidance procedures.

Target Audience:

People Interested in Radiation Oncology.


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