On-treatment verification imaging has developed rapidly in recent years and is now at the heart of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and all aspects of radiotherapy planning and treatment delivery.
This is the first book dedicated to just this important topic, which is written in an accessible manner for undergraduate and graduate therapeutic radiography (radiation therapist) students and trainee medical physicists and clinicians. The later sections of the book will also help established medical physicists, therapeutic radiographers, and radiation therapists familiarise themselves with developing and cutting-edge techniques in IGRT.
- Clinically focused and internationally applicable; covering a wide range of topics related to on-treatment verification imaging for the study of IGRT
- Accompanied by a library of electronic teaching and assessment resources for further learning and understanding
- Authored by experts in the field with over 18 years’ experience of pioneering the original forms of on-treatment verification imaging in radiotherapy (electronic portal imaging) in clinical practice, as well as substantial experience of teaching the techniques to trainees
Table of Contents
1. The Concepts and Consequences of Set-up Errors. 2. The Foundations of the Equipment used for Radiotherapy Verification. 3. Concepts of On-Treatment Verification. 4. Clinical Protocols and Imaging Training. 5. Concomitant Exposures and Legal Framework. 6. Foundational Principles of Protocols, Tolerances, Action Levels, and Corrective Strategies. 7. Imaging Science, Imaging Equipment (Pre-treatment and On-treatment). 8. Clinical Practice Principles. 9. Quality Systems and Quality Assurance. 10. Alternative Technologies. 11. Incident Reporting. 12. Protocol Development and Training. 13. Commissioning of new on-treatment imaging equipment and techniques; Intergration into the Oncology Management System
Mike Kirby and Kerrie-Anne Calder are well-respected authors and radiotherapy professionals, who have worked in radiotherapy physics/radiotherapy clinical and academic practice for nearly 30 years and 20 years respectively.
Mike Kirby is a Lecturer in Radiotherapy Physics at the University of Liverpool, UK, and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK. He holds graduate and postgraduate qualifications in medical physics and has in total over 150 books, papers, oral and poster presentations to his name in the field of radiotherapy. Dr. Kirby holds professional membership of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology and the British Institute of Radiology and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
Kerrie-Anne Calder is of the University of Liverpool, UK, where she educates undergraduate and post graduate students in many aspects of radiotherapy with a special interest and role in imaging training. -Kerrie-Anne has graduate and postgraduate qualifications in both radiotherapy and education, is a member of the Society and College of Radiographers, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. She was a clinical and professional lead in on-treatment radiotherapy verification at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (Wirral, UK) for over ten years.