Percutaneous implantation of fiducial markers for imaging-guided radiation therapy.

@article{Kothary2009PercutaneousIO,
  title={Percutaneous implantation of fiducial markers for imaging-guided radiation therapy.},
  author={Nishita Kothary and Sonja Dieterich and John D. Louie and Daniel Tandel Chang and Lawrence Vincent Hofmann and Daniel Y. Sze},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={192 4},
  pages={1090-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The use of imaging-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) to treat thoracic and abdominal tumors is increasing. In this article, we review the process of IGRT and describe techniques to implant fiducial markers in the optimal geometry. CONCLUSION Implantation of fiducial markers can be challenging. A better understanding of the physics of IGRT can help… CONTINUE READING