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.
CHAPTER 1. The Concepts and Consequences of Set-up Errors
CHAPTER 2. The Foundations of the Equipment used for Radiotherapy Verification
CHAPTER 3. Concepts of On-Treatment Verification
CHAPTER 4. Clinical Protocols and Imaging Training
CHAPTER 5. Concomitant Exposures and Legal Framework
CHAPTER 6. Foundational Principles of Protocols, Tolerances, Action Levels, and Corrective Strategies
CHAPTER 7. Imaging Science, Imaging Equipment (Pre-treatment and On-treatment)
CHAPTER 8. Clinical Practice Principles
CHAPTER 9. Quality Systems and Quality Assurance
CHAPTER 10. Alternative Technologies
CHAPTER 11. Incident Reporting
CHAPTER 12. Protocol Development and Training
CHAPTER 13. Commissioning of new on-treatment imaging equipment and techniques; Intergration into the Oncology Management System