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Delineating Organs at Risk in Radiation Therapy
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Main description:

Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and methods for target volume delineation. The third section is devoted to the radiological anatomy of organs at risk as seen on typical radiotherapy planning CT scans, with a view to assisting the radiation oncologist to recognize and delineate these organs for each anatomical region – head and neck, mediastinum, abdomen, and pelvis. The book is intended both for young radiation oncologists still in training and for their senior colleagues wishing to reduce intra-institutional variations in practice and thereby to standardize the definition of clinical target volumes. ​


Feature:

Practical guide for contouring organs at risk of radiation toxicity

Clear presentation of radiological anatomy of organs at risk as seen on typical radiotherapy planning CT scans

Many high-quality illustrations ​


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Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and methods for target volume delineation. The third section is devoted to the radiological anatomy of organs at risk as seen on typical radiotherapy planning CT scans, with a view to assisting the radiation oncologist to recognize and delineate these organs for each anatomical region – head and neck, mediastinum, abdomen, and pelvis. The book is intended both for young radiation oncologists still in training and for their senior colleagues wishing to reduce intra-institutional variations in practice and thereby to standardize the definition of clinical target volumes. ​


Contents:

Part I 1 Introduction.- 2 Anatomy and Physiopathology of Radiation-induced Damage to Organs at Risk.- Part II 3 Radiation Dose Constraints for Organs at Risk: Modeling Review and Importance of Delineation in Radiation Therapy.- 4 Volumetric Acquisition: Technical Notes.- Part III Image Gallery 5 Axial CT Radiological Anatomy (Brain, Head and Neck; Mediastinum; Abdomen; Pelvis).- 6 Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs (DRRs).


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ISBN-13: 9788847052574
Publisher: Springer (Springer Milan)
Publication date: July, 2013
Pages: 150

Subcategories: Oncology