Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

4D Modeling and Estimation of Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy

Editors: Ehrhardt, Jan, Lorenz, Cristian (Eds.)

  • Deals with the hot topic of pulmonary motion for medical imaging, image processing and therapeutic applications
  • Gives a cutting edge overview on the topic, written by very notable authors in the field
  • Addresses clinical as well as technical researchers in the field
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Respiratory motion causes an important uncertainty in radiotherapy planning of the thorax and upper abdomen. The main objective of radiation therapy is to eradicate or shrink tumor cells without damaging the surrounding tissue by delivering a high radiation dose to the tumor region and a dose as low as possible to healthy organ tissues. Meeting this demand remains a challenge especially in case of lung tumors due to breathing-induced tumor and organ motion where motion amplitudes can measure up to several centimeters. Therefore, modeling of respiratory motion has become increasingly important in radiation therapy. With 4D imaging techniques spatiotemporal image sequences can be acquired to investigate dynamic processes in the patient’s body. Furthermore, image registration enables the estimation of the breathing-induced motion and the description of the temporal change in position and shape of the structures of interest by establishing the correspondence between images acquired at different phases of the breathing cycle. In radiation therapy these motion estimations are used to define accurate treatment margins, e.g. to calculate dose distributions and to develop prediction models for gated or robotic radiotherapy. In this book, the increasing role of image registration and motion estimation algorithms for the interpretation of complex 4D medical image sequences is illustrated. Different 4D CT image acquisition techniques and conceptually different motion estimation algorithms are presented. The clinical relevance is demonstrated by means of example applications which are related to the radiation therapy of thoracic and abdominal tumors. The state of the art and perspectives are shown by an insight into the current field of research. The book is addressed to biomedical engineers, medical physicists, researchers and physicians working in the fields of medical image analysis, radiology and radiation therapy.

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“This book provides a very welcome one-stop reference on the subject. … each chapter is painstakingly referenced and the end-of-chapter reference sections are extensive. … The book seems predominantly aimed at engineers, physicists and researchers. … The book is most useful as a reference for many different staff groups, and as such would be a valuable addition to any medical physics and engineering departmental bookshelf.” (Mark Worrall, Scope, Vol. 23 (2), June, 2014)

“This is an in-depth review of advanced topics in 4D imaging and modeling of respiratory motion. … The equation derivations are particularly helpful to researchers and students trying to understand the basic principles. … The authors demonstrate a thorough knowledge of 4D imaging and modeling of respiratory motion. The chapters are well structured and contain a wealth of detailed and timely information.” (Jing Cai, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2014)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to 4D Motion Modeling and 4D Radiotherapy

    Keall, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Helical 4D CT and Comparison with Cine 4D CT

    Pan, Tinsu

    Pages 25-41

  • Acquiring 4D Thoracic CT Scans Using Ciné CT Acquisition

    Low, Daniel

    Pages 43-58

  • Biophysical Modeling of Respiratory Organ Motion

    Werner, René

    Pages 61-84

  • Feature-Based Registration Techniques

    Lorenz, Cristian (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
4D Modeling and Estimation of Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy
Editors
  • Jan Ehrhardt
  • Cristian Lorenz
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36441-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36441-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36440-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44606-1
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 341
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