Surface Guided Radiation Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of optical surface image guidance systems for radiation therapy. It serves as an introductory teaching resource for students and trainees, and a valuable reference for medical physicists, physicians, radiation therapists, and administrators who wish to incorporate surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT) into their clinical practice. This is the first book dedicated to the principles and practice of SGRT, featuring:
- Chapters authored by an internationally represented list of physicists, radiation oncologists and therapists, edited by pioneers and experts in SGRT
- Covering the evolution of localization systems and their role in quality and safety, current SGRT systems, practical guides to commissioning and quality assurance, clinical applications by anatomic site, and emerging topics including skin mark-less setups.
- Several dedicated chapters on SGRT for intracranial radiosurgery and breast, covering technical aspects, risk assessment and outcomes.
Jeremy Hoisak, PhD, DABR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Hoisak’s clinical expertise includes radiosurgery and respiratory motion management.
Adam Paxton, PhD, DABR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah. Dr. Paxton’s clinical expertise includes patient safety, motion management, radiosurgery, and proton therapy.
Benjamin Waghorn, PhD, DABR is the Director of Clinical Physics at Vision RT. Dr. Waghorn’s research interests include intensity modulated radiation therapy, motion management, and surface image guidance systems.
Todd Pawlicki, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FASTRO, is Professor and Vice-Chair for Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Pawlicki has published extensively on quality and safety in radiation therapy. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
Chapter 1 A History of Surface Guidance Methods in Radiation Therapy
Jeremy D. P. Hoisak and Todd Pawlicki
Chapter 2 Safety and Quality Improvements with SGRT
Hania A. Al-Hallaq and Bill J. Salter
Chapter 3 Technical Overview and Features of the C-RAD Catalyst™ and Sentinel™ Systems
Karl Rasmussen, Victoria Bry, and Nikos Papanikolaou
Chapter 4 Technical Overview and Features of the Varian IDENTIFY ™ System
Raymond Schulz, Chris Huyghe, Lisa Hampton, Delena Hanson, Michael stead, and Thomas Speck
Chapter 5 Technical Overview and Features of the Vision RT AlignRT® System
Chapter 6 Commissioning and Routine Quality Assurance of the C-RAD Catalyst™ and Sentinel™ 4D-CT Systems
Alonso N. Gutierrez and Dennis N. Stanley
Chapter 7 Commissioning and Routine Quality Assurance of the Varian IDENTIFY ™ System
Hui Zhao and Adam B. Paxton
Chapter 8 Commissioning and Routine Quality Assurance of the Vision RT AlignRT® System
Chapter 9 Surface Guidance for Whole Breast and Partial Breast: Technical Aspects
Chapter 10 Surface Guidance for Breast: Deep Inspiration Breath Hold
Chapter 11 Breast Cancer Outcomes and Toxicity Reduction with SGRT
Orit Kaidar-Person, Icro Meattini, Marianne C. Aznar, and Philip Poortmans
Chapter 12 Surface Guidance for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy: Technical Aspects
Laura Cerviño and Grace Gwe-Ya Kim
Chapter 13 Clinical Outcomes of Intracranial Surface-Guided Stereotactic Radiosurgery
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Chapter 14 Risk Analysis for SGRT-Based SRS/SRT
Chapter 15 SBRT and Respiratory Motion Management Strategies with Surface Guidance
Michael J. Tallhamer
Chapter 16 The Use of SGRT for SBRT without Respiratory Gating
Ryan Foster and John Heinzerling
Chapter 17 Head and Neck
Chapter 18 Surface Image Guidance for Treatment of Extremities
David p. Gierga
Chapter 19 Application of SGRT in Pediatric Patients: The CHLA Experience
Arthur J. Olch, Alisha Chlebik, and Kenneth Wong
Chapter 20 Skin Mark-Less Patient Setup: A Physicist’s Perspective
Vanessa Panettieri, Sandra Paul, and Catherine Russell
Chapter 21 Tattoo/Skin Mark-Less Setups Using SGRT: A Radiation Therapist’s Perspective
Chapter 22 Introducing SGRT into the Clinic: A Radiation Therapist’s Perspective
Ellen Herron and Daniel Bailey
Chapter 23 SGRT for Proton Therapy
Adam B. Paxton
Chapter 24 Integration of Surface Imaging with Tomographic and Bore-Type Gantry Treatment Systems
Chapter 25 Consumer-Grade Cameras and Other Approaches to Surface Imaging
Chapter 26 Future Directions for SGRT
"This book titled "Surface Guided Radiation Therapy" provides a comprehensive overview of both clinical and technical aspects of surface imaging in modern radiation therapy. The book covers basic principles of modern digital surface imaging, implementations, and features of existing commercial surface imaging systems, quality assurance, and clinical use of surface imaging for a wide variety of treatment sites and applications. In discussing the purpose of the book, the authors recognized that surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT) has been in use in radiation oncology for more than 15 years and the body of literature on surface imaging has grown quite large. Their goal was to recruit internationally recognized experts on different aspects of surface imaging and have each author prepare a structured review on a particular topic in SGRT. I believe that the editors and authors of this book were successful at creating a valuable resource for those interested in surface imaging. The timing of the work is appropriate as well. Surface imaging has become common in clinical practice, and the technical and clinical practice of surface guided radiotherapy has matured to a point that the content in this book will remain relevant for many years.
The authors of the book’s 26 chapters are well-known in the surface imaging community for their high quality publications, presentations, and clinical experience. The writing is not highly technical and doesn’t assume the reader has a significant background in surface imaging for radiotherapy. As a result, the book will appeal to a wide variety of readers, both within and outside the medical physics community, including trainees… To the best of my knowledge, this is the only book that comprehensively covers the topic of surface guided radiotherapy… This book provides a more comprehensive background on surface imaging in radiotherapy, shares a wider range of perspectives and is willing to venture into clinical topics that are not covered at all in professional society guidelines. I highly recommend this book for any clinical department that uses surface imaging. It is a great resource for practitioners interested in improving their SGRT practice, and its structure and writing style make it an accessible resource for radiation therapists and physicians as well."
—Dustin Jacqmin (University of Wisconsin-Madison), in Medical Physics, The International Journal of Medical Physics Research and Practice (July 2022)