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Introduction of Image Guided Radiotherapy into Clinical Practice

English STI/PUB/1827 978-92-0-103218-8
39 6 31.00 2019

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This publication provides guidelines, and highlights the milestones to be achieved by radiotherapy departments in the safe and effective introduction of image guided radiotherapy. Recent advances in external beam radiotherapy include the technology to image the patient in the treatment position, in the treatment room at the time of treatment. Since this technology and associated image techniques, termed image guided radiotherapy, are perceived as the cutting-edge of development in the field of radiotherapy, this publication addresses the concerns of personnel in radiotherapy departments as to the preparatory conditions and resources involved in implementation. Information is also presented on the current status of the evidence supporting the use of image guided radiotherapy in terms of patient outcomes.

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Keywords

IAEA Human Health, Cancer, Diagnostic Imaging, Beam Radiotherapy, EBRT, External Beam Radiotherapy, IGRT, Image Guided Radiotherapy, Technology, Patients, Clinical Practice, CBCT, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, Visualization System, Quality Assurance, Verification, Roles and Responsibilities, Staff, Medical Physicists, Oncologists, Testing, Treatment, Assessment, CTV, Clinical Target Volume, PTV, Planning Target Volume, Radiation Therapist, RVS, Record and Verify System, Megavoltage, MV, EPID, Electronic Portal Imaging Device, Member States, 3-D CRT, IMRT, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, Commissioning

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