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Target Volume Delineation for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Lee, Nancy Y., Riaz, Nadeem, Lu, Jiade J. (Eds.)

2015, XV, 541 p. 300 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Provides up-to-date information on delineation of tumor volumes/fields for conformal radiation therapy, including IMRT
  • Explains in detail the underlying rationale of target volume delineation
  • Covers the full range of commonly encountered cancers

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. 

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Conformal Radiation Therapy - IMRT - Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy - Oncology - Target Delineation - Tumor Volume Delineation

Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Radiology

Table of contents 

Head and Neck Cancer: Nasopharynx.- Oropharynx Cancer.- Early Larynx.- Advanced larynx.- Hypopharyngeal Cancer.- Oral Cavity Cancer.- Paranasal Sinuses.- Major Salivary gland.- Thyroid Cancer.- Cranial Nerves.- Unknown Primary.-  Head and Neck.- Neck.- Breast Cancer: Early Breast Cancer.- Locally Advanced Breast.- Thorax: Locally Advanced NSCLC &SCLD.- SBRT and post-OP NSCLC.- Gastrointestinal Cancer: Esophagus.- Gastric.- Pancreatic.- HCC/Cholangiocarcinoma.- Rectal Cancer.- Anal Cancer.- Gynecological Cancer: Cervical Cancer.- Endometrial Cancer.- Ovarian Cancer.- Vaginal Cancer.- Vulvar Cancer.- Genitourinary Cancer: Prostate Cancer.- Bladder Cancer.-Seminoma .- CNS: Brain Metastasis.- Benign.- Low and High Grade Glioma.- Lymphoma: Hodgkin's Disease.- Non-Hodgkin's Disease.- Musculoskeletal.- Pediatrics: Sarcoma.- Pediatric CNS.

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