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Image-Guided Radiation Therapy

1st Edition

Edited by J. Daniel Bourland

CRC Press

256 pages | 25 Color Illus. | 175 B/W Illus.

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Image-Guided Radiation Therapy presents key image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) technologies for external beam radiotherapy. The book explores the decades-long technological developments that have occurred in the realm of image-guided conformal, customized radiation treatment.

Expert authors, all of whom have actively participated in the development or implementation of IGRT, imaging, and enabling technologies, share their first-hand experiences on the science, clinical uses, and impact of these technologies. They describe kilovoltage and megavoltage imaging as well as radiological, ultrasound, and optical technologies for determining and validating target and patient positioning. The book examines how anatomical and biological imaging using CT and PET has contributed to the understanding of target volume boundaries and biological behavior. It also explores such innovations as 4D PET/CT and digital tomosynthesis.

Advancing patient care, this book focuses on a wealth of hybrid IGRT technologies and devices for coupled imaging and treatment inside the radiation treatment room. It thoroughly covers the modalities, software tools, and imaging treatment geometries that constitute IGRT.


Image-Guided Radiation Therapy contains valuable information on the history of image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT), imaging systems, and secondary technologies. It is extensive in the explanation of how such systems are used clinically, and it covers most of the devices offered by manufacturers today. It is truly a remarkable compilation of focused and detailed chapters that span the art of image-guided radiation therapy.

—Michael S. Gossman, Medical Physics, June 2012

Table of Contents

Optical and Remote Monitoring IGRT, Sanford L. Meeks, Twyla R. Willoughby, Katja M. Langen, and Patrick A. Kupelian

Ultrasound-Guided Radiation Therapy, Janelle A. Molloy

In-Room CT System for IGRT, James R. Wong, Minoru Uematsu, and Zhanrong Gao

Megavoltage Fan-Beam CT IGRT, Gustavo Hugo Olivera and Thomas Rockwell Mackie

Kilovoltage Cone-Beam CT Guidance of Radiation Therapy, Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen and Jan-Jakob Sonke

Megavoltage Cone-Beam IGRT, Olivier Morin and Jean Pouliot

Kilovoltage X-Ray IMRT and IGRT, Hiroki Shirato, Masayori Ishikawa, Shinichi Shimizu, Gerard, Bengua, Ken Sutherland, Rikiya Onimaru, and Hidefumi Aoyama

Kilovoltage Radiography for Robotic Linac IGRT, Martin J. Murphy

Respiratory-Correlated CT, Carnell J. Hampton

4D PET/CT in Radiotherapy, Sadek A. Nehmeh and Yusuf E. Erdi

On-Board Digital Tomosynthesis: An Emerging New Technology for IGRT, Q. Jackie Wu, Devon Godfrey, Lei Ren, Sua Yoo, and Fang-Fang Yin

Image Registration and Segmentation in Radiation Therapy, Michael B. Sharpe, Michael Velec, and Kristy K. Brock

About the Editor

J. Daniel Bourland is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Bourland is a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology. He earned a Ph.D. in medical and health physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include imaging in radiation treatment, small field dose calculations, radiosurgery, bioeffects from radiological terrorism, and small animal irradiations.

About the Series

Imaging in Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Oncology
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCIENCE / Physics