Ultrasound and MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy

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    Planning and delivering radiotherapy to moving targets is an enduring challenge. Tumours can change shape, location and functionality between treatment fractions, while patients may undergo anatomical changes during a radiotherapy course. Tumours and organs-at-risk can also move during treatment delivery – and not necessarily in synch with each other. For proton therapy, in which motion can introduce density changes in the beam path, the implications of such uncertainties can be particularly severe.

    Period15-Feb-2014

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    • TitleUltrasound and MRI line up for 4D radiotherapy
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletmedicalphysicsweb
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryNetherlands
      Date15/02/2014
      DescriptionPlanning and delivering radiotherapy to moving targets is an enduring challenge. Tumours can change shape, location and functionality between treatment fractions, while patients may undergo anatomical changes during a radiotherapy course. Tumours and organs-at-risk can also move during treatment delivery – and not necessarily in synch with each other. For proton therapy, in which motion can introduce density changes in the beam path, the implications of such uncertainties can be particularly severe.
      URLmedicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/opinion/59650
      PersonsAntje Knopf