Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
Physics and technology
B Paul Ravindran
This book provides the reader with an in-depth knowledge of physics principles and technology of Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) that is changing the way radiotherapy is practiced. The book aims to cover from the historical methods of using radiographic films for image guidance to the recent state of the art Magnetic Resonance image guided Radiotherapy (MRgRT) thus providing the reader an historical perspective to the evolution of IGRT technology. Each chapter provides the physics principles, the technological development and the image guidance workflow and the quality assurance procedures as required. The book is aimed at academics and students of medical physics and radiation oncology as well as the other disciplines that use radiation treatment such as neurosurgery.
- Details the physics principles of image guidance
- Contains a discussion on the technology of image guidance systems
- Offers Clinical commissioning details
- Quality assurance requirements are included