Real-Time Image-Guided Radiation Therapy: A Survey

  title={Real-Time Image-Guided Radiation Therapy: A Survey},
  author={Shoujun Zhou and Shiqun Xiao and Jun Yang and Wenhui Wang},
  journal={2009 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering},
Radiotherapy aims to deliver the prescribed radiation dose to the entire volume of moving tumor while avoiding high radiation to the adjacent healthy tissues. Due to the physiological factors, (e.g., respiratory and, to a lesser extent, cardiac motion) the tumor and its surrounding tissue inside the thorax or abdomen move dynamically. Thus the subsequent targeting uncertainty existing in intra-fractional tumor motion and deformation became the main obstacle of intensity-modulated radiation… CONTINUE READING