Innovations in image-guided radiotherapy

  title={Innovations in image-guided radiotherapy},
  author={D. Verellen and Mark De Ridder and Nadine Linthout and Koen Tournel and G. A. Soete and Guy Storme},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
The limited ability to control for the location of a tumour compromises the accuracy with which radiation can be delivered to tumour-bearing tissue. The resultant requirement for larger treatment volumes to accommodate target uncertainty restricts the radiation dose because more surrounding normal tissue is exposed. With image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) these volumes can be optimized and tumoricidal doses can be delivered, achieving maximal tumour control with minimal complications. Moreover… CONTINUE READING