A Practical Guide for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Lee, Nancy Y., Lu, Jiade J. (Eds.)
2013, VII, 321 p. 154 illus., 151 illus. in color.
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Practical handbook on selection and delineation of tumor volumes and fields for conformal radiation therapy, including IMRT
Helpful format facilitating use on a step-by-step basis in daily practice
Designed to ensure accurate coverage of commonly encountered tumors along their routes of spread
This handbook is designed to enable radiation oncologists to appropriately and confidently 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 CTV selection for a particular disease, explains how the anatomy of lymphatic drainage shapes the selection of the target volume, and presents detailed illustrations of volumes, 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.