Target Volume Delineation for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Author: Nancy Y. Lee,Nadeem Riaz,Jiade J. Lu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331905726X

Category: Medical

Page: 541

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This textbook is designed to help the busy radiation oncologist to accurately and confidently delineate tumor volumes for conformal radiation therapy (including IMRT). The book provides an atlas of clinical target volumes (CTVs) for commonly encountered cancers, with each chapter illustrating CTV delineation on a slice-by-slice basis, on planning CT images. Common anatomic variants for each tumor are represented in individual illustrations, with annotations highlighting differences in coverage. The anatomy of each site and patterns of lymphatic drainage are discussed, and their influence on the design of CTVs is explained in detail. Utilization of other imaging modalities, including MRI, to delineate volumes is highlighted. Key details of simulation and planning are briefly reviewed. Although the emphasis is on target volume delineation for conformal techniques, information is also provided on conventional radiation field setup and design when IMRT is not suitable.
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Target Volume Delineation and Field Setup

A Practical Guide for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Author: Nancy Y. Lee,Jiade J. Lu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364228860X

Category: Medical

Page: 321

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This handbook will enable radiation oncologists to appropriately and confidently select and delineate tumor volumes/fields for conformal radiation therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in patients with commonly encountered cancers. The orientation of this handbook is entirely practical, in that the focus is on the illustration of clinical target volume (CTV) delineation for each major malignancy. Each chapter provides guidelines and concise knowledge on treatment planning and CTV selection, explains how the anatomy of lymphatic drainage shapes target volume selection, and presents detailed illustrations of delineations, slice by slice, on planning CT images. While the emphasis is on target volume delineation for three-dimensional conformal therapy and IMRT, information is also provided on conventional radiation therapy field setup and planning for certain malignancies for which IMRT is not currently suitable.
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Clinical Target Volumes in Conformal and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

A Clinical Guide to Cancer Treatment

Author: Vincent Gregoire,Pierre Scalliet,Kie-Kian Ang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662062704

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Conformal radiation therapy represents a new challenge. It offers the prospect of either increasing the radiation dose to target tissues while delivering a similar dose to organs at risk, or reducing the dose to organs at risk while maintaining the dose to target tissues. First, lymph node areas at risk are established using the available data from pathological examination. Then, based on a three-dimensional description of the anatomical regions, guidelines for the delineation of the clinical target volumes are proposed. The data presented should enable the reader to make appropriate decisions regarding the selection and delineation of the target volumes when confronted with the most frequent tumor types and sites.
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Target Volume Delineation for Pediatric Cancers

Author: Stephanie A. Terezakis,Shannon M. MacDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319691406

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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This handbook is designed to provide the radiation oncologist with clear practical guidance in the delineation of tumor volumes and/or radiation fields for a wide variety of pediatric cancers, including the most frequently encountered malignancies of childhood. This is a guide to designing treatment fields and volumes that may be utilized in the delivery of conformal therapies such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton therapy, the latter being particularly relevant in children. Each chapter focuses on a specific tumor type, providing general guidelines that will assist the reader in delineating the clinical target volume for particular presentations, including patterns of spread. As the target volumes can be complex, detailed illustrations are presented of the volumes in representative cases, contoured slice by slice on the planning CT images. In addition to target volume delineation for conformal treatment, field design setup for conventional approaches is also discussed.
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Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy

A Practical Guide

Author: Nancy Y. Lee,Jonathan E. Leeman,Oren Cahlon,Kevin Sine,Guoliang Jiang,Jiade J. Lu,Stefan Both

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319424785

Category: Medical

Page: 396

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This handbook is designed to enable radiation oncologists to treat patients appropriately and confidently by means of particle therapy. The orientation and purpose are entirely practical, in that the focus is on the physics essentials of delivery and treatment planning , illustration of the clinical target volume (CTV) and associated treatment planning for each major malignancy when using particle therapy, proton therapy in particular. Disease-specific chapters provide guidelines and concise knowledge on CTV selection and delineation and identify aspects that require the exercise of caution during treatment planning. The treatment planning techniques unique to proton therapy for each disease site are clearly described, covering beam orientation, matching/patching field techniques, robustness planning, robustness plan evaluation, etc. The published data on the use of particle therapy for a given disease site are also concisely reported. In addition to fully meeting the needs of radiation oncologists, this "know why" and “know how” guide to particle therapy will be valuable for medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists.
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PET-CT in Radiotherapy Treatment Planning E-Book

Author: Arnold C. Paulino

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437721397

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Here is an exciting new guide to the use of PET-CT imaging in radiotherapy. You’ll get practical, useful information for utilizing this novel imaging technique—from different methods for contouring biological target volumes in various anatomic regions to how different experts use this imaging in targeted treatment. This thorough text helps you make concise, accurate treatment choices based on current evidence and expert authority. The result is an essential tool for everyone on the radiotherapy treatment team in the era of image-guided radiotherapy. Helps familiarize you with the basics of PET imaging in nuclear medicine. Covers the use of PET-CT with radiotherapy treatment planning, offering practical guidance in how different experts use this relatively new technology. Highlights contrast using full-color images, clearly indicating target volumes and different radiation dosages. Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of different techniques in contouring PET-CT target volumes for radiotherapy. Features case illustrations in using PET-CT in radiotherapy treatment planning for different tumor sites.
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Perez and Brady's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology

Author: Edward C. Halperin,Carlos A. Perez,Luther W. Brady

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781763691

Category: Medical

Page: 2106

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The thoroughly updated fifth edition of this landmark work has been extensively revised to better represent the rapidly changing field of radiation oncology and to provide an understanding of the many aspects of radiation oncology. This edition places greater emphasis on use of radiation treatment in palliative and supportive care as well as therapy.
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Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Practical Clinical Applications

Author: Seymour H. Levitt,James A. Purdy,Carlos A. Perez,Philip Poortmans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642115713

Category: Medical

Page: 1148

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This book offers a detailed examination of the technological basis of radiation therapy. It is jointly written by North American and European authors, which broadens the contents and increases the book’s applicability in daily practice throughout the world.
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Clinical PET-CT in Radiology

Integrated Imaging in Oncology

Author: Paul Shreve,David W. Townsend

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387489025

Category: Medical

Page: 437

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This book is specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing radiologists by offering a practical, unified approach to PET-CT. It details how to effectively apply PET-CT in patient management. Written by radiologists who fully appreciate and understand both PET and CT, the book details an integrated understanding of PET-CT as a combined modality. Clinical topics include PET-CT of thoracic malignancies, melanoma, and breast cancer. In addition, the book reinforces fundamental concepts, such as the role of imaging diagnosis in disease management.
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Clinical Radiation Oncology E-Book

Author: Leonard L. Gunderson,Joel E. Tepper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455726036

Category: Medical

Page: 1660

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With thorough updates throughout, Clinical Radiation Oncology provides the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information available for treating patients with cancer. From a multidisciplinary perspective, this new edition, edited by Drs. Leonard L. Gunderson and Joel E. Tepper, examines the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on both single-modality and combined-modality approaches - providing you with the well-rounded, cutting-edge guidance you need to offer the most effective treatments. A consistent chapter format, full-color design, and access to the full text at www.expertconsult.com make reference fast and easy. It is an ideal resource for mastering the latest, most effective techniques and modalities! Deepen your knowledge with a comprehensive, clinical approach to the scientific foundations of radiation oncology and general oncology as well as state-of-the-art techniques and modalities. Implement a multidisciplinary, "team care" approach to providing intricate treatment plans for patients, often in conjunction with medical oncologists, and surgeons. Broaden your understanding of the basic biology of the disease processes. Examine the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on single-modality and combined-modality approaches. Quickly and easily find critical information thanks to an easily accessible, full-color design with over 800 color figures that clearly depict treatment techniques. Get broad multimodality perspectives and unique insights from a diverse team of respected editors and contributors –many of whom are new to this edition – affiliated with institutions across North America and internationally Access the fully searchable text anywhere, anytime at www.expertconsult.com, along with references, additional images and tables, video clips and more! Stay current with comprehensive updates throughout that include a new chapter on survivorship issues, and additional video clips on treatments such as prostate and penile cancer brachytherapy. Improve outcomes by providing the most effective treatment for each patient with expanded coverage of new modalities and treatment regimens. Understand and comply with the latest staging guidelines.
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