A (short) history of image-guided radiotherapy.

  title={A (short) history of image-guided radiotherapy.},
  author={D. Verellen and Mark De Ridder and Guy Storme},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  volume={86 1},
Progress in radiotherapy is guided by the need to realize improved dose distributions, i.e. the ability to reduce the treatment volume toward the target volume and still ensuring coverage of that target volume in all dimensions. Poor ability to control the tumour's location limits the accuracy with which radiation can be delivered to tumour-bearing tissue. Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) aims at in-room imaging guiding the radiation delivery based on instant knowledge of the target… CONTINUE READING

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